I was doing some college shopping at Target with my husband, and we, you know, just happened to pass through the toy aisle. He was geeking out over Project Mc2 Bryden's coding shirt while I wandered further down the aisle and discovered some highly-articulated dolls from Bandai that showed real promise: they had appealing anime faces, visible wrist and elbow joints (yay!), and only cost $14.99 each. There was even an intriguing ladybug theme...which I didn't quite understand. The only problem was that I had no idea who the characters--"Miraculous" Marinette and Adrien--were. Remember, I don't have cable television in my house, nor do I have any children under the age of sixteen.
I left these two in the store that day, but they were never far from my mind. A few weeks later, when life settled down a little, I finally watched the Miraculous show...and then quickly went back to the store and bought the dolls. This show is great--I love it! I think I even binge-watched it, although my kids tell me that I don't understand the true intensity associated with that term. I watched nine episodes in one day. Does that count? Regardless, the only question I had after watching the show was; are the dolls worthy? Today, I'll answer that question by taking a close look at both the Marinette and the Adrien doll from this series:
|Marienette (left) and Adrien (right) from the Miraculous television series. $14.99 each.|