Friday, March 3, 2023

The Princess Bride - PRINCESS BUTTERCUP!

The Princess Bride - Princess Buttercup (Red & Wedding) - McFarlane 2021-22

The Princess Bride is an iconic movie. It's very rare to get an all-ages original fairytale movie that is instantly timeless. Think about it. I saw the movie within a year of its release and knew right away I was partaking of a classic. Years later we even studied it in a writing class, breaking it down into all the story elements. It was pretty amazing that there was never any real merchandising. There was a Neca Dread Pirate Roberts figure in 2005 then some bobbleheads in 2012. But the real surge happened in the past five years with Funko Pops, Keychain, random vinyls, and of course this amazing line of figures from McFarlane. I have a gut feeling that the line may be over since we've had two waves with all the core characters (including variants) and no further news. But I would love another wave with Humperdinck and Miracle Max. None of the character likenesses are perfect, but as an ensemble of figures they are instantly recognizable. Let's check out Princess Buttercup (both versions) below!

In case you were wondering about her leg articulation. Sorry the colors got blindingly saturated.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are all my Princess Bride figures together. From Left to Right: Vizzini, Inigo Montoya, Princess Buttercup (Red Dress), Princess Buttercup (Wedding Gown), Fezzik, and Westley (Dread Pirate Roberts). There is also an unmasked Westley in Wave 2 as well as a Fezzik with a soft goods cloak.


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