Extremely popular in Europe & catching fans here in the states by surprise thanks to Netflix…the Zag series Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir has landed a toy line with Playmates Toys. While Playmates Toys might best be known for their line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys they’re going to do for ladybugs what they did for turtles…create an all out toy revolution.
Miraculous: The Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir is an all age superhero show which blends the styles of anime…computer animation…and comic books. The main heroes…Ladybug & Cat Noir…work well together battling evil while trying to figure out who the other is…their transformation from Marinette Dupain-Cheng into Ladybug & Adrien Agreste into Cat Noir reminds one of the traditional transformations from such anime’s as Sailor Moon or Precure…their banter has the flair of Spider-man as does Ladybug’s weapon…a yo-yo which she uses to swing around the streets of Paris as well as disarm her enemies. Ladybug & Cat Noir, with the help of their Kwami Tikki & Plaag, battle Hawk Moth & his Akuma butterflies which turns citizens into super villains with their negative energy.
Already airing in over 120 countries, Miraculous has new episodes coming as well as a feature length movie. Later this year Playmates Toys will be releasing their line of dolls, plush & action figures based on the series.