I grew up in the eighties and nineties but somehow managed to avoid playing a single Legend of Zelda game. In fact, I just was totally blown away by that fact that there have been 18 games in the franchise. But my lack of familiarity with the series doesn't mean I haven't been wishing for a Princess Zelda action figure over the years. I've always been very fond of the character designs and I like having representations of all the classic Nintendo characters in my collection. I didn't have any idea this figure was coming out when I found myself killing an hour in a K-Mart in the middle of nowhere over Labor Day weekend and discovered a shelf full of her. She's pretty much exactly what I have been hoping for. This is even the design I like best for her (from 1998's The Ocarina of Time game). Although I secretly hope they release other designs as well like they have been with Link. Hopefully this line continues with such cool character selections in Mr. Neitlich's absence. Let's check out Zelda below!
The detail on her outfit is amazing. Also, you might notice a weird separation at her hairline. I've seen a ton of this figure in person and they all have this same issue. It looks like the hairpiece is sculpted in a way that it rides a little high on her head. Her ears wouldn't allow it to rest any lower. It's not a dealbreaker for me though. I still love this figure.
Zelda has eight points of articulation including hinge-and-swivel shoulders, elbows, and wrists. It's really well designed.
I don't know who assembled this graphic, but I think it shows a great representation of some of Zelda's looks over the years.
Note the two "male" alter-ego's of Princess Zelda, the masked Shiek and the cartoony pirate Tetra. Both of these versions already have action figures in this line.
Zelda comes with the Ocarina.
Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!
Here is Zelda with the Series 1.1 Link.