Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Mirrorverse - MALEFICENT!

Disney Mirrorverse - Series 3 - Sleeping Beauty's Maleficent - McFarlane 2022

I thought I would always be purist when it came to the design of Maleficent. I don't think I'm alone when I say that, of all the vampy sorceress-type characters, she is the most visually iconic. Just a few years ago I was ecstatic to finally get a great representation of her in my collection with the Kingdom Hearts line from DST. It was my first Maleficent figure and I was so happy with her that I assumed it would be my last. But then McFarlane Toys announced this stylized version from the Disney Mirrorverse mobile game. She has all the classic design elements you would expect, but with added gothy details that somehow enhance her overall appeal. I love this figure. From the elaborate armor to the bat-ribbed cape, I think she's terrific. All the Mirrorverse designs I've seen have had a similar merging of cartoon simplicity and video game realism. I certainly hope they include more ladies in the future. Belle and Maleficent are fantastic and desperately need friends. Let's check out Maleficent below!

Maleficent comes with a stylized version of her iconic staff.

The bottom train of her cloak comes removed in the packaging but attaches tightly.

She also comes with a game card.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Maleficent with her 2019 DST Figure.  I really should have included her 2005 Dragon figure.


1 comment:

  1. Maleficent looks like she can seamlessly fit into the world of the Masters of Universe, maybe even rival Evil-Lyn.