Thursday, August 15, 2019

Miraculous Ladybug - VOLPINA!

Miraculous Ladybug Action Figures: Wave 03 - Volpina - Bandai 2018

Foxes are really intriguing animals to me. As a kid I was always excited to see them mysteriously slinking around our land, but there always seemed to be a certain mystery and intelligence surrounding them that I couldn't pinpoint. As a teenager I learned about how Japanese culture holds them in a similar regard and my overzealous childhood imagination suddenly seemed justified. The movie Pom Poko, the anime series Inu-Yasha, Sonic the Hedgehog, and the comic Skeleton Key were all a big part of my teenage years and they all featured foxes as shapeshifting or generally magical beings. (Plus an recent episode in the first season of Love, Death, and Robots featured a Huli Jung, which is an almost identical Chinese version of the Japanese Kitsume mythology). Long story short, I now had backup for my fox obsession. When I saw this character Volpina in images for Miraculous, I knew she had to have an eventual action figure. And luckily my premonition was correct, this Volpina is gorgeous. Let's check her out below!















































Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!


Here she is with Queen Bee and Puppeteer just for kicks.




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






Cheers!




2 comments:

  1. It looks like BanDai accidentally gave Volpina the hair color of Rena Rouge.

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  2. Kind of cool that Bandai keeps making these. I still haven't seen the show. Cool figures.

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