Mermista has been my most wanted Princess of Power figure ever since Adora first arrived 5 years ago and showed us that the POP ladies would definitely be included in this line. I am glad we had to wait so long though because I think the stars had to be aligned to provide us such a perfect figure. Any of the minor flaws we've seen from MOTUC figures in the past would have been a major disappointment on a long-awaited character like Mermista. But luckily all that stuff has been ironed out. Some surprises for me included (1) her mermaid tail is glittery, (2) her main tail fin is blue instead of green, (3) her human legs are bare instead of blue, and (4) her hair is made out of a new lightweight flexible rubber. All of these changes and surprises are perfectly acceptable to me though. I probably wouldn't have even noticed if not for me actively seeking something about this figure to critique. I'll let all the pictures speak for themselves. Let's check out Mermista below!
Mermista comes with a set of human legs. In the cartoon, she would leap into the air in a pike dive and transform. However, as mentioned above, in the cartoon she had a body suit that was the same color as her mermaid tail.
The human legs are unimpressive. The lower part of her tunic really has a saggy "loin cloth" look, and the high waist and long hair combine to make her look too short (in comparison to other MOTUC females of course, she's perfectly proportional IRL).
Mermista comes with additional accessories of a green shield and what looks to be a ram's horn bugle.. although I'm sure it's intended to be some sort of seashell. The shields on every Mermista I've seen are sharply bent at the bottom due to the packaging. The plastic of the shield is so rigid that I'm not sure if the old heat trick could even fix it.
Ahh.. the beautiful mermaid tail.
Mermista comes with a little plastic stand that enables you to stand her upright. In order to work properly, the tail has to be rotated backwards, bent forward, and then the clip has to fasten over the ridges right above the fin. It's a little tricky.
Here are some images from the cartoon. I can hear her faux-french accent now...
Time for a Group Shot!