Sunday, March 14, 2021

Miraculous - RENA ROUGE!

ZAG Heroz - Miraculous - Series 01 - Rena Rouge - PlayMates Toys 2020

I think I could go out on a limb and say that Rena Rouge is my favorite Miraculous character. I don't really watch the cartoons, but I find her design immensely appealing. Her bright colors and fox-like hair is so fun. Plus, orange-clad female action figures are oddly rare, so she really stands out in my collection.  I also like how the civilian characters in Miraculous often evolve into different costumed characters. Marinette becomes Ladybug, Aquabug, Multi-Mouse, and Lady Noire. Chloe becomes Antibug, Queen Bee, and Queen Wasp. And Alya becomes Lady Wi-Fi and Rena Rouge. So they always give that "powered up" excitement that you would get from classic video games or Power Rangers. Even though Rena Rouge is the second fox character after the villain Volpina, Rena just seems special. I'm really glad she was included in the first wave of this new PlayMates line. She's honestly the main reason I decided to jump on board with this new scale after the Bandai line ended. Let's check out Rena Rouge below!





I was surprised to see the Bandai logo on the front of the packaging. But you can see PlayMates on the top of the cardback. I'm not sure what kind of joint effort this might be, but I'll refer to these as the PlayMates line and the taller 2016-2019 line as Bandai.






















Rena Rouge comes with a great hood and cape. It's a little tricky to fit down around her ears and hair, but it looks great. She also comes with her flute weapon and her signature Mirage power effect that can attach to the end of the flute.































Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!


Here she is with her 2018 Bandai version (on the Left).




And here are the four new Playmates Miraculous figures: Marinette, Ladybug, Rena Rouge, and Cat Noir.




And with each of their  (taller) Bandai versions.






Cheers!





2 comments:

  1. Where do you get your Miraculous figures? My daughter loves Miraculous but the only toys we have are from the releases from 4 or 5 years back when the character selection was pretty limited. I've not see them anywhere else!

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  2. Cool figures. Nice to see another company take up this line and keep the scales relatively the same.

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