GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VINYL FIGURES
Guardians of the Galaxy was a very good movie, which is a very good thing. Essentially, it’s given Marvel the confidence to make just about any damn thing they want to. It’s also provided various companies a lot of merchandising opportunities. Funko has jumped in on the fun, offering not just their usual Pop! figures, but also a line of blind boxed vinyl bobble-heads. Let’s have a look at one of the line’s offerings of Legendary Outlaw Star-Lord.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Star-Lord is part of the first, and so far only, assortment of Guardians of the Galaxy Vinyl Figures. He’s one of the two versions of Star-Lord released in the line. This is the basic standing one, as opposed to the more wildly posed one. He’s about 3 inches tall and he has no articulation, though he does have a bobbly head. Like just about every other Star-Lord figure out there, he’s based on the character’s long-coated appearance in the film’s opening scenes. The sculpt is simplistic, but very bold and very sharp. It’s a pretty great translation of the movie design, and it looks very nice. It doesn’t have the more ornate texture work of other figures, but it’s very eye-catching and it really has a nice stylistic touch to it. Paint is an area with which Funko sometimes has some trouble, but that’s not the case here. Everything is nice and clean, and the colors are pretty good matches. I’m still a little thrown by the silver on the helmet, but that’s actually just the inaccurate Hasbro color scheme messing with me.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Star-Lord hails from the same Hot Topic trip with Super Awesome Girlfriend that got me the various Sci Fi Vinyl Figures. Star-Lord was one of two of the blind boxes that were still left, which worked out pretty well I suppose. Star-Lord’s a solid figure to be sure, and just another great addition to all the GotG stuff.