Sunday, October 24, 2021

Miraculous - QUEEN BEE!

ZAG Heroez - Miraculous - Series 01 - Queen Bee - PlayMates Toys 2021

I love Miraculous Ladybug and Cat Noir toys so much. I've tried to watch the cartoon but I'm too far removed from the target demographic to fully embrace it. But these action figures just thrill me. Colorful female characters with animal themed costumes makes for a toyline seemingly custom-made for me. Plus, I always take notice when an action figure line is catered to a young female audience. It's surprisingly rare for there to be product beyond dolls. But Miraculous has never shied away from true articulated plastic action figures, and I adore them for that. Recently the toy license has shifted from Bandai to Playmates and the core characters are slowly being re-released in a slightly smaller scale and greatly improved accessories. It's a very well-made line, but the distribution is extremely spotty and only the five original figures shown have been released. I certainly hope there will be more, but only time will tell. There are tons of characters deserving of figures. Let's check out Queen Bee below!

Queen Bee comes with a Bee wing backpack accessory, and a handheld stinger piece.

A few weeks ago I discovered the first four Playmates Miraculous figures at FiveBelow. 
They have simplified packaging and no accessories, but the price can't be beat.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Ladybug and Queen Bee with their wing accessories.

Here is Queen Bee with her taller 2018 version from Bandai.

And here are all my versions of Chloe: 2018 Bandai Queen Bee, 2021 Playmates Queen Bee, 2017 Bandai Antibug, and 2017 Bandai Civilian Chloe.

And here is the Playmates line so far: Marinette, Ladybug, Queen Bee, Rena Rouge, and Cat Noir.



  1. My daughter and her best friend have loved this show for a few years now (a couple years ago my daughter was Ladybug for Halloween). My wife and I both agree this is one of the best kids shows out there. If my daughter's watching it we'll definitely stop and watch it with her. It's so much fun!

    1. I hear that sentiment all the time. And that's why I'm surprised the toys aren't more readily available. My Five Belows have been selling out of the figures fast. You might want to grab them for the holidays, quite a steal at 5 bucks.

  2. I'm really looking forward to the next releases of this line. Miraculous has some pretty cool and toyetic designs and I'd love to see them in action figure form. It's a shame that the past toy line of Bandai barely explored the diverse cast of characters.

  3. Thank you! I've been seeing your reviews of these things but I hadn't seen them anywhere -- I guess Five Below is the place to look? Fingers crossed I can find some out here!