eye of television has been elusive when it comes to an animated Wonder
Woman in a series of her own, but in 1993 she almost made it. DC
Comics and Mattel Toys united in a proposed joint-venture with a line
of toys and ana nimated series to introduce them. Billed as "sparkling
super heroines" and "designed to challemge the gender steoreotypes
prevalent even in today's toy marketing," it consisted of a Wonder
Woman doll and her four friends each of which was equipped with a
magic jewel representing her domain: Dolphin (water). Ice (cold),
Solara (heat and light) and Starlily (plants). Also was produced a
feline villain named Purrsa.
The line of toys as well as the series was called "Wonder Woman And
The Star-Riders," but it never materialized since Mattel pull the plug
on the toyline arguing a poor advance orders. Boyd Kirkland, the
program's producer and idrector said: "The prevailing belief was that
action-based toys for girlswould not sell well, despite Mattel's
attempt to create a toy line with most of the stereotypical girl-play
factors included such as long hair to brush and style, jewelry to
wera, a dollhouse/palace, flying ponies with flowing mane and tails,
with everything coloured in variations of pink."
This was the closest Wonder Woman project for a series of her own but
it certainly still have a chance, specially after the success of the
latest animated incarnations of Batman, Superman and the Justice
League. Will be Wonder Woman Warner Bros.'s next try? Good luck Wondy!