To round up the reviews for the regular figures from Hasbro’s Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Infinite Series, today I bring you none other than the main hero, the infamous (in his own mind, at least): Star-Lord!
Basically, the outfit consists of knee-high boots, powder blue pants, a gray shirt and a rather busy maroon trenchcoat. There are a number of details sculpted onto most of the clothing to convey the sense that these are futuristic/space garments, but I think the full effect is lost unless you use the fully masked head on the figure.
Speaking of which, Star-Lord comes with two head sculpts, the default being the one with the full mask and another with the bare Peter Quill face. Both head sculpts are well proportioned in relation to the body and I’d dare say that both are very nicely detailed.
However, I think the masked head is the better display option on account of the rather lackluster paint job on the bare faced head, despite it having a rather decent likeness to actor Chris Pratt.
• Pegged hinge neck.
• Pin & disk shoulders.
• Upper biceps swivel.
• Double hinged elbows.
• Pin & disk wrists.
• Floating torso.
• Pin & disk hips.
• Upper thigh swivels.
• Double hinged knees.
• Pin & disk ankles.
• Rocker feet.
All of the joints work great and feel firm enough to hold any pose, although the long trenchcoat piece does limit the range of movement in the upper torso.
The paintjob on Star-Lord exemplifies much of what has been going on with Hasbro in recent years. While the bulk of the paint application looks fairly decent for mass-market production, there are a few key areas where it does come up short, in my humble opinion.
The exposed skin areas in this figure were painted with a rather thick coat of paint, which may not be much of an issue in the neck but on the bare-face head it hides some of the sculpted details.
But the really irksome aspect of the paintjob on the alternate head was the eye paint application, as it took me quite a while to find a figure that didn’t have irregular, oddly shaped pupils.
The one thing where Star-Lord really shines is in the number of accessories included. In addition to the alternate head sculpt, Star-Lord comes armed with a couple of Elemental Pistols, a removable satchel, a portable music player, a set of wireless headphones and a mysterious silver orb.
All of these accessories are well detailed and sport some perfunctory decoration. A couple of neat things about these pieces are that the orb can be stored in the knapsack and that the headphones fit both the masked and unmasked heads.
In addition to the accessories, Star-Lord comes with the left arm of the Groot Build-A-Figure, molded out of brown plastic and given a slight mossy green airbrush.
Even though Star-Lord is not as iconic a character as most other Marvel superheroes, this action figure is actually quite good, despite the small paint issues involving one of the included accessories.