Protector (Marvel Legends)

June 24, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More


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The third character I picked up from the Hit Monkey wave of figures is Protector. Again, this is a character I don’t really know much about, but I do remember seeing him (or someone attired like him) in an episode of Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, so I knew he is supposed to be some sort of Kree alien.

 

Protector’s outfit reminds a little of old time spacesuits, with the vestigial head fins, bug-eye goggles and just enough extra details to suggest this is not simply a skin-tight, circus performer  costume. To finish off  the pulp-hero look, Protector wears a belt with a pair of pistol holsters, which is not removable.

 

The quality of the sculpture is quite nice on the unique pieces, and these integrate really well with the basic body which, if memory serves right, was also used for the Quicksilver figure released a few years ago, also in the Marvel Legends line.

 

It is easy to tell this was a previously released mold because of the peculiar shoulder assembly and the very extensive articulation model consisting of:

 

Protector (6)• Hinged peg neck.

• Hinged chest.

• Pegged hinge shoulders.

• Upper biceps swivel.

• Double hinged elbows.

• Pegged hinge wrists.

• Hinged torso.

• Swivel waist.

• Pegged hinge hips.

• Upper thigh swivels.

• Double hinged knees.

• Pegged hinge ankles.

• Rocker feet.

 

Protector (7)All of these joints work great, but I found the chest hinges to be easily the most interesting joints included, as they allow Protector to move the whole shoulder assembly back and forth for those extra-heroic poses. One thing I really like about this figure is that the joints have soft ratchets built in them, which is very useful for achieving dynamic stances.

 

The paintjob on Protector is not very complex, as the figure is basically white with a few black lines forming a symmetric pattern. The skin tone selected for Protector is perhaps a bit too ruddy, but then again, the kree are usually portrayed with green skin, so this might well be a normal color variation for members of the species.

 

Protector (9)Protector comes equipped with a pair of rather mundane-looking pistols, but also with a few more pieces to complete Hit Monkey. The pieces included are a pair of HK sub-machine guns and Hit Monkey’s head.

 

I find it rather cool that even if you don’t plan on completing the Build-A-Figure, the extra pieces work well with Protector, even though the severed monkey head might be a rather gruesome accessory.

 

Protector is possibly the one character from this wave that I may have bought anyways, since I generally like the ‘50s spacer vibe and I found the character to look quite cool once out of the package.

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Errex Score: 97/100

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I've been collecting action figures since the original Kenner Star Wars days. Nowadays, I still collect pretty much anything that catches my eye.

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  1. Tom says:

    First thing that lept to my mind was Space Ghost, the stark black and white with the smattering of red. I had to look him up as I am completely unfamiliar with the character, but he llooks cool, and he has a severed monkey head, win/win.

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