Sunday, August 11, 2019

Miraculous Ladybug - LADY NOIRE & MISTER BUG!

Miraculous Ladybug Action Figures: Wave 05 - Lady Noire & Mr. Bug - Bandai 2019

I love a good gender-swap, and I like it even better when it's true swap and two characters reverse their gender polarities. I don't know the exact storyline behind these costumes, but seeing Marinette in a cat outfit and Adrien in a ladybug getup makes me really happy.  Miraculous products have all but disappeared from the shelves in the US. The first two waves were available everywhere: Target, Walmart, Kmart, TRU, etc. But waves three, four, and now five seem to only be released in Europe (France, Germany, UK) and Russia. The crazy thing is that the show's popularity seems to be picking up lately. I've had multiple friends ask me where to get Miraculous toys, specifically because their kids have (recently) become huge fans. I hope the US toy industry takes note and they bring them back. I'll be spending the next few posts catching up on the backlog of figures I've acquired. It was really fun to finally open them all. Let's check out Lady Noir and Mister Bug below!

Probably not the best idea to photograph her on a black background, but it's too late now.

I think Marinette's ponytail is really cool and gives a nice cat-like vibe. It's also nice they didn't just slap some ears on the Ladybug head.

She comes with the same bo staff that Cat Noir did back in 2016.

Adrien's body is a lot bulkier in this figure than in previous versions.

And, of course, Mister Bug comes with Marinette's yo-yo.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are the pair with their original versions, Cat Noir and Ladybug.

Marinette, Lady Noire, and Ladybug.

The two kitties together: Cat Noire and Lady Noire.

And the bespotted heroes, Mister Bug and Ladybug.

From Left to Right: Stormy Weather, Mister Bug, Anti-Bug, Volpina, Ladybug, Queen Bee, Lady Wi-Fi, Lady Noire, Puppeteer, and Cat Noire.



  1. With Mr Bug, the resemblance to another invertebrate themed hero is uncanny

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