Friday, May 7, 2021

Space Jam - LOLA BUNNY!

Space Jam: A New Legacy - On Court Rivals - Lola Bunny - Moose Toys 2021

Lola Bunny was first introduced in the 1996 Space Jam movie as Bugs Bunny's girlfriend. At the time I thought she was the first (adult) female rabbit in the Looney Tunes (I was well aware of young Babs Bunny from Tiny Toon Adventures of course). But in the years since I've learned that she is essentially a redesigned version of Honey Bunny, who in the 1960-70s was a regular love interest for Bugs in Looney Tunes comics from Gold Key. When it came time to re-introduce her in Space Jam, the designers felt she looked to young to be a romantic partner to Bugs, so they redeveloped her into the mature (and sexualized) Lola Bunny. I only mention that she was sexualized because these traits were so unlike anything in the Looney Tunes universe up until then. But, in essence, she presented as a mature female bunny and formidable basketball player, which was exactly the point. I've wanted her in my collection for a while and the new movie finally granted me that wish. Let's check out Lola below!


























Lola has four points of articulation: a ball-jointed head, hinge-and-swivel shoulders, and a swivel waist.





The two pack comes with a single flaming basketball accessory.
The ball has a small hole that anchors onto the pegs on all the hands of the action figures.
Lola also comes with a pair of spring shoes that peg onto her feet. To be clear, the spring features are just sculpted and the shoes have no moving parts.










Here's an image from the 1996 Space Jam. Lola's design has changed a bit.
There has been commentary about her become less curvaceous, both pro and con arguments, I don't really have a strong opinion to be honest. Both look like very sultry and sporty characters, regardless of design details.











Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!


Here is Lola Bunny with her pack-mate, Wet/Fire (Klay Thompson from the Golden State Warriors).




And here she is with White Mamba.






Cheers!





2 comments:

  1. Good looking figure. Her eyes seem a little droopy but it doesn't detract from her. Good post.

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  2. Honestly, the missing chest from her more known incarnation is a letdown, mainly because I hate "politics" in my toys. I'm glad I saw this review though... Seeing the aged-looking face sculpt, I don't need to keep an eye out to buy this. She could easily be repainted to look like Slappy from Animaniacs. I wouldn't be surprised if someone does just that, using this head as Slappy's base.

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