Toy Review: Marvel Legends | Star-Lord


It’s Toy Review Tuesday again and this week I’m reviewing the Marvel Legends Infinite series Guardians of the Galaxy Star-Lord 6-inch figure. This series features a Build-a-Figure accessory with each of the 6 figures noted below along with a part to complete a 9-inch Groot figure if you collect them all.

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  • Character: Star-Lord
  • Manufacturer: Hasbro
  • Series: Infinite
  • Dimensions: 6
  • Weight: 8 oz
  • Recommended: Ages 4+
  • MSRP: $21.99 | Paid: $19.99
  • Part Number/SKU: A7909000

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Articulation – ★★★★★

Inline with the Marvel Legends Iron Man I reviewed a little while ago, the Star-Lord figure in this series has the same articulations. This is exciting though we’ll find that the mold of the figure causes many of the articulations to be useless. Even with the issues the mold creates, I still felt the articulation was awesome.

Total POA’s = 27

  • Arms – There are a total of 6 POA’s on each arm. For such a small figure 12 POA’s for just the arms is amazing.
    • Shoulders: Ball Joint with full 360 rotation as well as a pretty good amount of outward motion.
    • Upper Arms: Peg Joint allows for full 360 degree rotation.
    • Elbows: Double Pin/Hinge joints allow for nearly 150 degrees of rotation. There are joint grooves to allow the elbow to remain in position. The elbow joints are much sturdier than the Iron Man figure. This makes the Star-Lord figure a much better choice for kids or adults who are actually going to play with the figure.
    • Wrists: There are 2 joints per wrist. One is a standard peg joint allowing for a full 360 degree rotation. The other is a Pin/Hinge joint. Great articulation in the wrist.
  • Legs – There are 6 points in each leg/hip area. The number of joints would be so awesome for lots of poses, unfortunately his trench coat limits the motion drastically making the articulation seem no so good.
    • Hips: Ball Joint though he doesn’t have a full 360 degree rotation, though this is not caused by the trench coat.
    • Upper Legs: Peg Joint allows for full 360 degree rotation of the upper leg.
    • Knees: Double Pin/Hinge Joints in each knee. These joints would have allowed for a lot of action poses, but instead you’ll find yourself struggling to get a pose other than a standing pose.
    • Ankles: Each ankle has 2 joints. The first is a Pin/Hinge joint that allows for a large amount of forward/backward motion of the foot which is needed badly because of the coat. The second joint is a ball joint which allows the foot to remain flat on the ground which keeps Star-Lord solid on most surfaces and makes most poses look realistic.
  • Body: There are 2 body joints.
    • Chest: Hinge joint allows for a fairly small range of motion.
    • Hips: Peg Joint allows the upper torso to rotate 360 degrees.
  • Head: There are actually 2 different joints in the neck. The first is a ball Joint which allows for full 360 degree motion as well as some tilt. The 2nd joint is a Pin/Hinge joint that allows the head to move forward and backward a little more which gives Star-Lord a lot of character in his poses.

Mold – ★★★★★

Compared to the Iron Man figure, Star-Lord is in an entirely different league. The mold of this figure is filled with so much detail. From his locks of hair to the detail on his boots, this figure was well thought out. I really like the trench coat, even though it causes issues with posing the figure. I especially loved how the collar of the coat actually has two layers. This really gives the figure a realistic look.

Paint – ★★★★☆

The paint on Star-Lord isn’t the best I’ve ever seen, but it truly fits the figure well. The detail is where it needs to be in this price point. The coloring on the trench coat is especially good.

Accessories – ★★★★☆

Star-Lord comes with a bunch of accessories noted below. I really liked all the accessories. They fit the character well, though the best are of course his guns. The only issue I have is it would have been better if the strap of the bag that is removable were a little more pliable. When you put the bag on him, the shoulder strap doesn’t conform to his body very much, which doesn’t look very realistic. If you work the plastic a little bit you can reform it to get it into the shape you want, or at least a little closer.

  • 2 Guns
  • Masked Head
  • Headphones
  • Walkman
  • Mysterious Orb
  • Removable bag

Packaging – ★★★★☆

I really like the Marvel Legends Infinite series packaging. If you’ve read any of my other toy reviews, you’ll know I’m not a huge fan of the blister/bubble packaging. I prefer the boxed style of packaging which is what this figure comes in. It provides the option to display your figure in box if you like.

Overall Rating – ★★★★☆

Overall, I gave Star-Lord 4 of 5 stars. The articulation points on this figure alone would have given him 5 stars, though the mold had to drop that fifth star.

Do you have any of these figures? If so, do you have a review to share? Please share in the comments or link to your review.

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