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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Action Figure Review: Nebula (Daughters of Thanos) from Marvel Legends: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 by Hasbro
Height: 6 1/8ths inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, balljointed hips, swivel waist, balljointed mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, hinged neck, and a balljointed head
Accessories: Pistol, alternate left forearm, and the left leg of the Manits Build-a-Figure.
Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars
* Nebula is another example of the near perfect articulation scheme Hasbro has going on in this line. She's also a completely unique sculpt, so it's extra cool that everything works perfectly. Nebula is a solid, durable toy that you will have a blast posing over and over.
* Nebula looks like the walked right off of the screen. If I had to pick one mass market action figure this year to show off the most impressive combination of sculpt and paintwork, Nebula would probably be it. The mixture of beautiful metallic paint tones over an incredibly impressive sculpt makes Nebula a highlight of the year. For $20 dollars, this is about as good as you can get.
* This headsculpt is impressive. This isn't just Nebula; this is Karen Gillan as Nebula underneath some heavy makeup. You can see how many different paint applications there are alongside of plenty of augmented cyborg bits, but you can see the likeness of Karen Gillan. It's a gorgeous sculpt that truly captures her likeness.
* Here's a close-up of Nebula's back so you can see the variety of textures and details on her body. Her main bodysuit has some cool texture details while her left arm looks cybernetic (with plenty of mechanical detail) and her right arm features some fine black lines running up and down the length of the limb.
* Nebula is a incredibly skilled hand to hand fighter but that doesn't mean she also doesn't like to use a pistol every now and then. This blaster is a cool looking, small accessory for the figure that features a few extra paint applications (the gold edging along the trigger).
* Nebula also includes an interchangeable left arm. Her forearm disconnects at the left elbow easily and they both swap back and forth like a breeze.
* I'm not sure that I'm going to build Mantis yet but I'm always happy when a series of figures include a Build-a-Figure. If I build Mantis, you know I'll review her.
I haven't reviewed any other Nebula toys! I have reviewed plenty of other Guardians of the Galaxy based Marvel Legends figures, though, including:
Marvel Legends Infinite Series: Guardians of the Galaxy by Hasbro (2014)
Marvel Legends Series: Guardians of the Galaxy by Hasbro (2017)
Marvel Legends Series: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 by Hasbro (2017)