The flood of Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise has officially arrived. Walgreens has been stocking the Marvel Legends figures for weeks, Target has an entire endcap dedicated to the team, comic shops have the Mini-Mates, and Hot Topic has a bunch of Pops and Pint Size Heroes. One of the things I was most excited about (aside from the second wave of Marvel legends with the Build-a-Figure Mantis) was this animated style 5" Nebula figure. Her absence from the action figure lines three years ago was very conspicuous. Sure we got some Nebula Funko items and a mini-mate, but there were no true movie-themed action figures. But now we have this cool 5" animated-style figure and an upcoming Marvel Legends (and perhaps they'll sneak in a MiniVerse figure while they're at it). In fact, I'm hoping the movie popularity will create ripples and give us exclusive comic versions of Nebula and Mantis like we got with Gamora. I can dream. Let's check out the animated-style Guardian of the Galaxy Nebula below!
Nebula comes with two "bent sword" accessories. I had never seen this kind of weapon until the recent Ahsoka Tano figure.
Just like Gamora before her, Nebula'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 the Gamora figure that was released in Wave 1 back in September.
And here they are with the recent animated Black Widow figure. It's such a shame these aren't all the same scale.