Monday, April 29, 2024

The Princess Bride - PRINCESS BUTTERCUP!

ReAction Action Figures - The Princess Bride - Princess Buttercup - Super7 2023

I'm loving the recent trend of merchandizing the major 80s fantasy/fairytale movies that were such an instrumental part of my childhood. In a few short months last year I picked up figures for Willow, Labyrinth, and The Princess Bride. And, despite not even being from the same toy company, they were all produced in the retro 3.75" Kenner style so they display perfectly together. The wave of nostalgia was palpable. I'm hoping the trend continues with the likes of Legend, Ladyhawke, or The NeverEnding Story. Few movies have such visually iconic characters as The Princess Bride, despite not being a particularly "costumey" movie. Aside from Westley's mask, all the costumes could easily fit into any generic medieval or storybook setting. But when you put those characters side by side, they are absolutely iconic. And thankfully Super7 put out the main five characters in one wave instead of making us wait. I would love more characters, but perfectly happy with just these. Let's check out Princess Buttercup below!

Buttercup has the traditional ReAction five points of articulation.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are all five figures in The Princess Bride ReAction series so far: Vizzini, Fezzik, Princess Buttercup. Dread Pirate Roberts, and Inigo Montoya.

I love the packaging art on this line.

And here is Princess Buttercup with two recent late-80's cinematic icons: Bavmorda from Willow (Super7) and Sarah from Labyrinth (Plastic Meatball) and Princess Buttercup from The Princess Bride (Super7).


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