Monday, October 22, 2018

DC Multiverse Wonder Girl (Cassie Sandsmark)

This DC Multiverse Cassie Sandsmark was another eBay find, a figure I was curious about but not willing to pay retail for. As stated in my last post, I was a big fan of Mattel's DC Universe Classics, and the DC Mutiverse line is essentially an extension of that with the TV and movie characters mixed in. 

Female DCUC figures had notoriously poor abdominal articulation, and Cassie is no different, the swivel at her midriff offering not much beyond ten or fifteen degrees of lateral shift. Few of these figures have double joints in the elbows or knees, or rocker joints in the ankles either. Mattel hid the pins at the elbows and knees, but the shoulder joints are more pronounced on this figure than any of the past DCUC figures I remember. That said, I enjoy the DCUC aesthetic still present in many of the comic-based DC Multiverse figures. 

I feel my interest in Cassie is due in part to fondness for my DCUC Donna Troy, who shares similar design elements. I love the stars incorporated in the outfit and bracers like Donna, together in red with black boots make for quite the pair of warriors. Cassie made her firsr appearance in January 1996, Wonder Woman #105, 31 years after Donna graced the pages of DC Comics. My experiences with the character are limited mostly to Infinite Crisis, which found her lamenting over Conner Kent's body, murdered by Superboy Prime, but she was reintroduced in the New 52 relaunch as well as the more recent Rebirth relaunch. Read more about Wonder Girl at the DC Database!

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