Sunday, June 13, 2021

Action Figure Review: Omega Sentinel from Marvel Legends Series: X-Men by Hasbro

   While I'm very familiar with Marvel Girl/ Jean Grey I can't say the same about her series mate, Omega Sentinel, who I'm reviewing today. She's part of the recent House of X/ Tri-Sentinel series of Marvel Legends figures although from what I have gleaned she's actually from the Powers of X comic series. Weird, huh? I purchased this figure just because she was incredibly cool looking so I had to do a bit of research. Omega Sentinel is actually Karima Shapandar, a former Indian police officer who was turned into some sort of Sentinel through nanotechnology and who has been part of the X-Men at times. I'm definitely more focusing on comics from the late 60s- through the early 90s in my current reading but I very well may get around to some of the series she shows up in in the future. For now, though, I'm just enjoying a cool figure. Let's take a look at her after the break...

The Facts:

Height: 6 inches

Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, ball jointed hips, ball jointed mid-torso, swivel/ hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, hinged neck, and a ball jointed head.

Accessories: 2 interchangeable heads, two regular arms, two weaponized arms, and the torso of the Tri-Sentintel build-a-figure.

Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars

The Positive:

* The colors on Omega Sentinel are outstanding. I love the red and white with black outlines of her suit and her nanotech inspired parts look fantastic, too. She has a very impressive, very neat look to her. It's very modern with some classic comic flare and the bold, dark lines separating the colors. Hasbro really went all out with Karima as she seems to be a mostly new sculpt. She seems to be mostly unique. Heck, even her legs have some sculpted elements on them. Hasbro has been going all out on my Marvel Legends releases lately and it shows. They also kept the paint applications on her clean and as sharp as cheddar cheese, which is impressive with the white and black lines.


* Everything looks good from the back where you can continue to admire the great paint work, bright colors, and the cool armored look of her nanotech infused arms. Her outfit reminds me of characters like Kabuki and Katana though she's clearly not Japanese from what I have learn about her background.

* This is Karima Shapandar from the future and I wouldn't have recognized that without help from the good folks at She has a very piercing look and some amazing colors and paintwork. Her eyes are  incredible! I'm not going to pretend I understand anything about an X-Men storyline I haven't read so I'm just an outside admirer here.


* Omega Sentinel comes with a second portrait that, again, just seems like it's influenced by Japanese design and anime hairstyles. It's awesome and Karima Shapandar has some gorgeous hair here tied back in two ponytails. The heads swap easily and it's always nice to have some variety in how you display your figures.


* Omega Sentinel's arms pop off at the elbow so you can swap on some cool weaponry. There are two options and both can fit on either arm. First up is a large, round cannon arm. I have no idea what it does but it surely can cause some destruction!


* The second arm is another large cannon with lots of detail and some cool painted details on it. This i my favorite of the two.


* Omega Sentinel has amazing articulation. There's really nothing that impedes her joints. You might think that the shoulder pads would get in the way of her shoulder movement but, nope! They are pliable and just slide up onto her shoulders. She's really, really fun to play around with!


* This series comes with the pieces of an unusually spindly Sentinel called called the Tri-Sentinel on the packaging. I'm not sure that I'm planning to build this but it seems rather tall and the torso this figure comes with is pretty decently sized.




   Knowing next to nothing about this figure like I do, I still think the Omega Sentinel is a pretty amazing action figure. She has such wonderful paintwork and is just so incredibly visually appealing. The red, white, and black look fantastic! The swappable arm weapons and interchangeable heads also make for the ability to create quite a few unique looks for the figure. I'm still reading through older X-Men stuff but I'm really looking forward to the modern era. It seems like there's some cool stuff. Omega Sentinel is an Epic figure and well worth picking up if you stumble upon her. I'm sure you can find a space for her somewhere in your collection!
   This is the first figure of Omega Sentinel/ Karima Shapandar I've reviewed. For more reviews from Hasbro's Marvel Legends Series check out the following:

Enchantress (Mystic Rivals)
Nico Minoru (Mystic Rivals) 
The Punisher

Marvel Legends Series: Avengers by Hasbro

Marvel Legends Series: Black Panther by Hasbro (2017)
Black Panther 

Marvel Legends Series: Black Widow by Hasbro (2020)
Black Widow: Deadly Origin
Marvel Legends Series: Captain America by Hasbro (2016)
Black Panther
Demolition Man (Mercenaries of Mayhem)
Nick Fury 

Marvel Legends Series: Captain Marvel by Hasbro (2019)
Captain Marvel

Marvel Legends Series: Deadpool by Hasbro (2018)
Deadpool (Boxers)
Deadpool (X-Force)
Lady Deadpool 
X-23 (X-Force)

Marvel Legends Series: Fantastic Four (2017)
Mr. Fantastic
Marvel Legends Series: Gamerverse
Civil Warrior

Marvel Legends Series: Guardians of the Galaxy by Hasbro (2017)
Groot Evolution

Marvel Legends Series: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 by Hasbro (2017)
Gamora (Daughters of Thanos)
Nebula (Daughters of Thanos)
Rocket Raccoon & Groot
Marvel Legends Series: The Infinity Gauntlet by Hasbro (2021)
Marvel Legends Series: Iron Man by Hasbro 
Tony Stark (A.I.)

Marvel Legends Series: The Punisher by Hasbro (2019)
The Punisher 
Punisher: War Machine

Marvel Legends Series: Silver Surfer by Hasbro (2018)
Silver Surfer

Marvel Legends Series: The Unbelievable Gwenpool by Hasbro (2018)

Marvel Legends Series: Typhoid Mary by Hasbro (2018)
Typhoid Mary

Marvel Legends Series: Venom by Hasbro (2018)

Marvel Legends Series: X-Men by Hasbro (2016)
Kitty Pryde
Marvel Girl 



  1. This is a very cool figure. I know nothing about the story arc either, but the design is definitely intriguing.

    1. I find myself buying many Marvel Legends figures that I know nothing about. The character designs and toy designs are just so good that it makes up for it. Makes me remember being a kid and picking up many of the Toy biz figures from the Marvel Super Heroes and X-Men lines who I didn't know but who were just so darn cool.


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