INSIDE LOOK: The WONDER WOMAN TV Playset You’ve Been Waiting For

Actually, all the world’s been waiting for this…

The other day we showed you The Toyroom’s custom 8-inch-scale, Mego-style Wonder Woman Paradise Island playset. It’s nifty, cool and all that good stuff and you can click here to check it out.

But Anthony Durso, the chief, cook and bottle washer at The Toyroom decided one Wonder-ful playset wasn’t enough. So in addition to the comics-inspired display, you can also get your hands on this Wonder Woman TV playset, featuring the IADC — that’s the Inter-Agency Defense Command to you neophytes.

Dig this:

WW image by Nicola Scott and Annette Kwok, from DC’s Wonder Woman ’77 comic

“When The New Adventures of Wonder Woman switched from ABC (Season 1) to CBS (Seasons 2 and 3), they also switched time periods, going from the 1940s to the 1970s,” said Anthony, who is also a 13th Dimension contributor. “With World War II behind her, Wonder Woman’s alter ego, Diana Prince, went to work for the Inter-Agency Defense Command.

“It seemed like they were constantly tweaking the format and in the first few episodes of the second Season, the IADC looked a little different,” he added. “Joe Atkinson was in command and he received his orders from a never-seen President (a la Charlie Townsend of Charlie’s Angels) via a telecommunicator in a situation room with maps and phones.

“In short order though, this version of the IADC was replaced with one that emphasized (for the time) all-knowing computers, including IRAC (aka IRA), the Information Retrieval Associative Computer). This is the version I decided to adapt in playset form because it had the longest run, as well as being the one I liked best visually”

“I watched episodes and screen-capped images for reference,” Anthony explained. “Although I have to admit, once I hit the IRAC Is Missing episode toward the end of Season 2 I had to tap out. With outlandish plots I really didn’t have it in me to stretch through Season 3. Sorry, Lynda.”

A couple thoughts:

— In addition to this display, The Toyroom’s sets currently include: The Fortress of Solitude (click here for an INSIDE LOOK), Lex Luthor’s Lair, the Batcave/Wayne Foundation (click here), the 1966 Batcave, the 1966 Batgirl apartment and changing room (click here), the 1966 Batman movie United Underworld HQ (click here), the Joker’s Ha-Hacienda (click here), the Riddler’s hideout (click here), Wonder Woman’s Paradise Island (click here), the Green Lantern HQ on Oa (click here), Aquaman’s Aquacave (click here), Captain Marvel’s Rock of Eternity (click here), the JLA Satellite (click here), the JSA Brownstone (click here), the Super Friends Hall of Justice (click here), the Super Powers Hall of Justice (click here), the Hall of Doom (click here), Iron Man’s Armory (click here), the X-Men’s Danger Room (click here), a Star Trek: The Animated Series Enterprise (click here) and a Scooby-Doo haunted house — with more to come.

— And as I always feel compelled to point out, I don’t make anything from this. I just love showing it all off. Each set — including case, artwork and complete assembly — is $85 plus shipping. Contact either or you can message Anthony, who also owns Retropolis Tees and is a 13th Dimension contributor, through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


— INSIDE LOOK: The ‘Mego’ WONDER WOMAN Playset You’ve Been Waiting For. Click here.

— The Weird Wonder of WONDER WOMAN’s First Movie. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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