Monday, November 27, 2017

Hallmark Gets Everything Right With The 2017 Wonder Woman DC SuperHero Girls Ornament!

The Good: Excellent coloring, Cool rendition of the character, Decent mix of plastic and thread, Good pose, Decent balance, Affordable
The Bad: Nothing!
The Basics: The 2017 Hallmark Keepsake Wonder Woman DC SuperHero Girls ornament is a pretty cool variation on the theme and is an awesome addition to anyone's Wonder Woman collection!

Nothing makes me realize just how fast time flies like getting to a review, seeing a prior year's review of a similar product, and thinking, "I really meant to watch that movie [upon which the product was based] before now!" And yet, that is exactly what happened with DC SuperHero Girls. I found out about DC SuperHero Girls last year when I reviewed the 2016 Supergirl DC SuperHero Girls ornament (reviewed here!) and I intended to watch the movie, but I just never quite got around to it. So, as I sit down to review the 2017 Wonder Woman DC SuperHero Girls ornament I find myself doing a pure review of the ornament because I still have not seen the source material.

It is the DC SuperHero Girls version of Wonder Woman, running or leaping with her lasso ready, that is the subject of the 2017 Hallmark ornament!


The Wonder Woman ornament faithfully presents Wonder Woman as seen in the DC SuperHero Girls series. This version of Wonder Woman features the iconic DC Comics super heroine in a much more youthful appearance, with full leggings, a shirt that has big shoulder wingtips and a cool tiara. In addition to her flowing black hair and over-large eyes, this version of Wonder Woman looks like Wonder Woman is in motion.

The ornament, released in 2017, is a very basic work for both the sculpted and coloring details. The colors are cast and painted in monotones and the detailing lacks finer points, like fingernails, though it is unclear how sophisticated the source material is. Measuring three inches tall, three and one-quarter inches long and two and one-half inches deep, the DC SuperHero Girls Wonder Woman ornament is one of the few DC super hero-based ornaments released by Hallmark for 2017 and it is actually one of the best!

The Hallmark DC SuperHero Girls Wonder Woman ornament is made of durable plastic and it looks good. Wonder Woman's costume is colored in red, white, and blue for the outfit, with yellow accents on the shoulder. This version of Wonder Woman looks just like Wonder Woman from DC SuperHero Girls and the accent to the plastic ornament of the gold thread for her lasso is pretty awesome. The sculpt is decent and detailing like the way the legs are molded in a running or leaping pose makes this version of Wonder Woman look very dynamic.

As for the coloring, the DC SuperHero Girls Wonder Woman is very basic, which makes some sense given the animated nature of the character the ornament is based upon. The skin tones are monolithic, but accents like the red star on the yellow tiara and the white stars on Diana's leggings are very nicely rendered. This version of Wonder Woman looks surprisingly cool!


As a Hallmark Keepsake ornament, the Wonder Woman could have a sound chip, but she does not. This is just a basic rendition of Wonder Woman as she appeared on DC SuperHero Girls without any additional flair, save the thread Lasso of Hestia, which is one of the better blends of plastic and non-plastic elements from a Hallmark ornament.


As with all ornaments, the intent of the Hallmark Keepsake Wonder Woman ornament is to be hung on a Christmas Tree. And for those creating the ultimate super hero Christmas Tree, the Wonder Woman ornament is anything but an essential piece, at least in this incarnation. The ornament has the standard brass hook loop embedded into the top of Wonder Woman's head, in her flowing hair. While it is hard to make such a thing invisible, the hook loop is not overly obtrusive. From the hook loop's position, the DC SuperHero Girls Wonder Woman ornament hangs perfectly level, which is great for her action pose!


Hallmark Keepsake began delving into the collectibles market in 1991 with Star Trek when it introduced the exceptionally limited edition U.S.S. Enterprise ornament (reviewed here!). Since then, they have made ornament replicas of almost all major franchises like DC comics, The Wizard Of Oz and Harry Potter. The DC SuperHero Girls Wonder Woman ornament did not sell out at any of the Hallmark stores I have yet been to, which probably has to do with this being a very new and not inherently popular version of the iconic character. Over the last year, though, DC SuperHero Girls seems to have become more popular and with the resurgence of popularity for Wonder Woman in general, this might end up being a decent investment piece.


Fans of Wonder Woman and DC comics characters are likely actually likely to enjoy the quality of the DC SuperHero Girls Wonder Woman ornament and want to add it to their collection!

For other Wonder Woman Hallmark ornaments, please check out my reviews of:
2016 Wonder Woman Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice ornament
2015 Lynda Carter As Wonder Woman
2009 Wonder Woman ornament


For other ornament reviews, please visit my Ornament Review Index Page for an organized listing!

© 2017 W.L. Swarts. May not be reprinted without permission.
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