Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 - NEBULA!

Marvel Legends - GOTGv2 Mantis Wave - Daughters of Thanos - Hasbro 2017

There were a lot of things I loved about Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2, but one of the coolest things about the film was the development of Nebula's character from the first movie. She suddenly became very multi-dimensional and you started to wonder what was behind her ruthlessness and sibling rivalry. It was an unexpected but wonderful plotline within the movie. When the 2014 GOTG Marvel Legends series came out, there was specific mention of a second series featuring Nebula. That never came to fruition, but it's possible this figure was planned for an earlier release, especially since most GOTGv2 merchandise seems to have Nebula in a different rust-red costume (which I frankly don't really remember her wearing in the film). But I think this purple outfit looks much cooler and is more reminiscent of her comic look. This figure is probably my favorite from the GOTGv2 wave. It's not a perfect figure by any means (my criticisms are detailed below), but overall it has the most appeal. Let's check her out below!

















I love the face sculpt on this figure. The blend of organic and cybernetic styles looks so cool.




Now, here's the only thing I don't love about this figure. The elbows are really weird. She has sculpted elbow pads (that are stationary) and her actual elbow joints are located below that area in an unnaturally low position. I know her left arm is cybernetic, but I don't think it's supposed to be intentionally unproportional.






Nebula comes with an interchangeable "claw" arm and a handgun.








Despite her weird elbows, when her arms are posed in a straight-out fashion like this I think she looks phenomenal. 




Ughh that misplaced elbow!

















Nebula also comes with Mantis' Left Leg.















Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!


Here she is with the other Daughter of Thanos, Gamora.




And all the GOTGv2 Ladies together.






Cheers!




2 comments:

  1. Cool character and figure. Glad they made her and Mantis as well.

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  2. Looks pretty good to me. Yeah, Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 certainly is one of the things that had me emotional about the film since I love my sister and my previous interactions with her were based on toxic parenting so I resonated with her and Gamora. The hug killed me, yo!

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