Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Minifigure Review: Mera from DC Comics Lil Bombshells by Cryptozoic Entertainment

  Today I'm looking at the Lil Bombshells version of one of the most powerful and underappreciated DC characters: Mera. I'm really excited that Mera is going to be appearing in Justice League (played by Amber Heard) because I like the character and feel like she just doesn't get the recognition she deserves. I love the Bombshells statue of Mera (it's one of my favorites, actually) but I also appreciate that Cryptozoic did something different with this version of Mera. Rather than a pinup beauty at the beach, Mera is now wearing sailor's garb and carrying a trident. Pretty cool, right? Let's take a brief look at this neat minifigure after the break...

 The Facts:

Height: 2 3/4 inches

Articulation: None

Accessories: Tin storage container

Non-Scalper Price: $10 dollars

 * I love Mera and I love how Cryptozoic depicted her here. Her face is quite lovely and expressive. I'm still impressed by how clean the paint applications are on these tiny 3-inch tall figures. I'm also digging the fact that she's wielding a trident. It works for her and nicely pays homage to her comic roots.

 * As I mentioned in the intro, Cryptozic seems to have given Mera a really different outfit from the Bobmshells statue she's based on. Rather than the bathing suit and giant sun hat, this version of Mera is wearing a green and white sailor's suit. I love the different look, although not as much as I like the original concept art.
 *  I don't usually talk much about price when it comes to toys. I do want to mention here, though, that these seem to be around $10 which seems a couple of dollars too high, especially for a blind-bagged series. Well, blind canned. Yeah, these actually come in little tins with removable lids. It's a cool gimmick although I imagine it's what is adding the extra few bucks to the line. The tin is quite nice, though, and looks good on display with the figure. There's even a checklist on the back.
 While she's in a different outfit, I really like Mera. She's bright, colorful, and looks fantastic! She's definitely not one of the top tier figures in this series but I'd definitely put her in the second tier. She's a Great minifigure and makes a great addition to the series. I like the diverse number of looks in this line and I'm interested to see what figure get added to a series 2. Personally, I'd like to see Batgirl, Supergirl, Cheetah, Killer Frost, Zatanna, Lois Lane, Bumblebee, and Raven in this series.

I haven't reviewed any other figures of Mera yet, although I'm always hoping that Kotobukiya will announce her in their Bishoujo series. She's one of my most wanted characters in that line!


  1. The sailor suit was one of the options that DC gave to fans when a poll was conducted for the statue. :)


  2. This costume was one of the choices that DC presented to fans before the statue was placed in production. :)

    1. Very cool. I didn't know that! I have the Mera statue, so it's cool to have a different representation of her in this minifigure line.

    2. Looking at your image, (which I can't get to post on the front end of the site in your comment) I really like image three featuring the beach outfit and the sailor's cap: http://dancewithzombies.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/mera.png

    3. Maybe you can just upload that picture into the body of your review. :)


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