Sunday, May 19, 2024


ReAction Action Figures - Willow (1988 Film) - Sorsha Tanthalos - Super7 2023

There's something I love about a Princess character that bucks the stereotype - especially when she picks up a sword and becomes a warrior. This isn't a rare theme anymore, but I always appreciate it. Osamu Tezuka's Sapphire from Princess Knight and Eowyn from Lord of the Rings come to mind (although Eowyn is technically just a noblewoman). But Sorsha is a classic example. Princess Sorsha is the daughter of the primary villain, Queen Bavmorda in the 1998 George Lucas and Ron Howard fantasy, Willow. Sorsha initially mimicks her mother's ruthless and cold outlook, but has a change of heart as she meets our heroes (and eventually falls for the mercenary swordsman, Madmartigan). She ended up being the savior of the infant Elora Danon, who she was originally hunting at her mother's command. Her character was further developed in the Chronicles of the Shadow War novel trilogy (by Chris Claremont) and in the 2022 Willow TV Series on Disney. Let's check her out below!

Aside from Sorsha's removable helmet, she also comes with a sword and a bow.

I'm not going to give Elora Danan her own post since she is essentially just an accessory. But this unarticulated swaddled infant princess is an exclusive pack-in to the D23 Exclusive Willow Ufgood figure. This version comes with a backpack-swaddled Elora and his wand. The standard version of Willow came with a sword and cloak.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are the ladies of Willow together: Bavmorda, Elora Danan, and Sorsha.

And here is the entire wave of Willow ReAction figures (excluding the standard-release Willow Ofgood). From Left to Right: General Kael, Queen Bavmorda, Willow Ufgood, Elora Danan, Sorsha, and Madmartigan.

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


1 comment:

  1. Sorsha was one of my favorite characters from Willow. Glad she got a Super7 figure before the rest of the line went bust.