The Funko toy company has revealed its POP! figure of Diana Prince, the alter ego of the Amazonian princess and superheroine Wonder Woman. The figure, available exclusively from the Entertainment Earth storefront, depicts the heroine in her civilian attire as glimpsed in trailers for DC Entertainment’s upcoming “Wonder Woman” movie directed by Patty Jenkins.
In the film, Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) adopts the persona of Diana Prince after leaving her home island of Themyscira and venturing into the world of men. She quickly finds herself embroiled in the military politics of World War I alongside her accomplice Steve Trevor (Chris Pine). She dons the garb and mannerisms of the time to blend in, but, as the figure shows, she is a warrior at heart.
The POP! Diana Prince figure wears a nondescript bowler had, thick-rimmed glasses and a heavy brown coat, but she also brandishes a removable warrior’s shield and hidden vambraces, which are tucked away just under her coat sleeves. The figure stands at 3 3/4 inches tall and is the only Diana Prince POP! ever created by the company.
First appearing in “Sensation Comics” #1, the origin story of Wonder Woman’s Diana Prince alter ego has changed multiple times over the years. The earliest recount has Wonder Woman, whose name was simply Princess Diana of Themyscira at the time, purchasing the identity from a U.S. Army nurse serving in World War II. After finding the nurse alone and sobbing, Wonder Woman learned that her husband was in South America and that the nurse lacked the funds to visit him. Wonder Woman traded the nurse a large sum of money for her credentials and the woman later went on to reunite with her husband.
Later versions show Wonder Woman forging the identity herself, or winning it in a test of skill. DC Comics’ Post-Crisis interpretation of Wonder Woman completely did away with the Diana Prince identity, and instead simply referred to Wonder Woman as Diana of Themyscira while she was out of costume. The result was that Wonder Woman had no alter ego and operated openly as a superheroine. Instead, the Diana Prince identity was retconned into a codename which Wonder Woman would occasionally adopt while undercover.
Debuting in theaters June 2, “Wonder Woman” is a production of DC Entertainment directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Robin Wright as General Antiope, Connie Nelson as Queen Hippolyta, Ewen Bremner as Charlie and Elena Anaya as Doctor Poison.
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