MARVEL LEGENDS (HASBRO)
“Tech savvy and brave, the intergalactic Femme Fatale, Nebula is an intergalactic opportunist in the galaxy’s underworld.”
And we’re back to the Legends reviews. I left off on Friday only part way through the reviews for the Watcher Series, a largely What If…? based assortment of figures, so for the first half of this week, I’ll be wrapping those up. The first of those returning reviews is a second figure from the show’s second episode, “What If…T’Challa Became a Star-Lord?” We already took a look at the episode’s title character, but now let’s take a look at T’Challa’s intergalactic love interest and business partner, Nebula!
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Heist Nebula is figure 5 in the Watcher Series of Marvel Legends. She’s designed for pairing off with the T’Challa figure, and really not much else, but I’m hardly one to complain. This marks Nebula’s second time as a Legend, or third if you count the extra head included in the Endgame Hawkeye and Widow pack, which feels like a real stretch to me. The figure stands just shy of 6 1/4 inches tall and she has 28 points of articulation. Nebula is one of the heaviest parts-re-use figures in this line-up, which was probably a large contributing factor to her getting made in the first place. From the middle of the torso down, she’s re-using the last Nebula’s parts, along with a set of standard female base body arms. The head, upper torso, and belt are what’s new here. Generally speaking, the last Nebula figure wasn’t a bad sculpt, and the costume design remained quite similar, so it makes sense to re-use. The new parts mesh well, and are generally well-rendered. I quite like the new head; it’s got a lot of character, and maintains some of the animation style, without going too deep into it the way T’Challa did. The paint work on this figure supports her overall cleaned up appearance well. The colors are close to her prior figure, while still being brightened up a bit, making them a little more eye-catching. Nebula is packed with two sets of hands (trigger fingers and an open gesture/fist combo), her unique blaster pistol, and the upper and lower torso, collar, and skirt for the Watcher.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
I quite liked the show’s new take on Nebula, and I really enjoyed her more cleaned up design, so I was certainly okay with her getting a figure. She’s definitely the most oddball choice of the assortment, but I still like her as a figure. I think it’s a design that translated well, and I’m ultimately glad she got the nod for this set. I hope she signifies a chance to get some of the other secondary characters, should they do another assortment of these figures.
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