With all the animated-style figures filling the toy aisles in recent years, it's been a real disappointment to see the almost total exclusion of female characters. I would have expected the Spider-Man Web Warriors and Batman Unlimited lines to at least throw in a Petra Parker Spider-Girl or a Batgirl/Harley/Catwoman option. But after all these years, it's nice to see the the inaugural female is a cool one (I'm getting a little bored with Black Widow as the token Marvel heroine). Gamora is a very welcome sight. With her green skin and fuschia hair she really stands out. Plus this animated costume with burnt orange and silver is a surprisingly cool/clashing combination. I hope the cartoon continues because I would love to see more characters make it onto the shelves. I know Mantis, Angela, Nebula, and Medusa all made appearances in season one. Perhaps it won't be too long before we see them included as well. I won't be holding my breath though. Let's check out animated Gamora below!
If you decide to pick up Gamora, be prepared that her eyes are subtly messed up on every figure I've seen in person (and I've seen dozens). We just have to resign ourselves to the fact that this is a kid's line and us grownups need to chill over the details.
Gamora's articulaton is pretty limited. She has swivel neck, shoulder, and hip joints with no wrist knee or ankle cuts at all. The saving grace is hinge-and-swivel elbows which give her a decent range of motion.
Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!
Here she is with Groot. I have an obsession over plant elementals so I pick up a lot of Groot figures.
From Left to Right: Comic Minimate, Movie Pop, Eaglemoss, Miniverse, Comic Legends, Comic Heroclix, Animated action figure, Animated Minimate, Movie Legends, Snakeskin Heroclix, Movie Dorbz, Comic Marvel Universe, Movie Minimate, Movie Mystery Mini.