It’s Toy Review Tuesday again and this week (which I’ve missed several weeks) I’m reviewing the Marvel Legends Infinite series Guardians of the Galaxy Gamora 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.
- Star-Lord (Left Arm)
- Iron Man (Right Leg)
- Nova (Right Arm)
- Rocket Raccoon (Head/Chest)
- Gamora (Left Leg)
- Drax (Lower Torso/Hips)
- Character: Gamora
- Manufacturer: Hasbro
- Series: Infinite
- Dimensions: 6“
- Weight: 8 oz
- Recommended: Ages 4+
- MSRP: $21.99 | Paid: $19.95
- Part Number/SKU: A7905000
Articulation – ★★★☆☆
Gamora has decent enough articulation, but because of the slim mold of the figure, it’s very difficult to pose her so she can stand on her own. Let’s take a look at the details.
Total POA’s = 22
- Arms – There are a total of 5 POA’s on each arm.
- Shoulders: Beg Joint with full 360 rotation, and a Pin/Hinge joint that allows for outward motion
- Elbows: Pin/Hinge joints allow for nearly 90 degrees of rotation. There are joint grooves to allow the elbow to remain in position.
- 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 that allows for a pretty good range of motion in Gamora’s hands.
- Legs – There are 5 points in each leg/hip area. The number of joints would be so awesome for lots of poses but the ankles have a plastic plate that limits the motion, thus limiting the ability to pose Gamora in ways in which she can actually stand on her own.
- Hips: Ball Joint that allows for a pretty wide range of forward/backward motion. The unique part about Gamora’s hip joint is that it is grooved which allows the joint to essentially stick in place which is nice. There is a very limited amount of outward motion.
- Upper Legs: Peg Joint allows for full 360 degree rotation of the upper leg.
- Knees: Double Pin/Hinge Joints in each knee. These joints are great, but unfortunately, because of the slender mold and tiny feet, it’s very difficult to pose Gamora.
- Ankles: There are 2 joints per ankle. The first is a Pin/Hinge joint that allows for a large amount of backward motion of the foot which is great, but more forward action is sorely needed. The second joint is a Peg Joint which allows the foot to rotate nearly 360 and could be a full circle if there wasn’t the little ankle plate/cover.
- Body: There is one torso joint.
- Chest: Pin Joint allows for full 360 rotation.
- Head: A single ball joint in the neck allows for a small amount of side to side and up and down angling. This small amount of motion is due to Gamora’s hair that gets in the way, though this isn’t a big issue.
Mold – ★★★☆☆
Initially, I was disappointed with the slender mold of Gamora. Knowing the comic character, I expected her to have a slightly more commanding build. Her arms and wrists are very slim. They definitely don’t portray the dominant fighter I see in the comics. Most of the mold, however, is very well done. I found Gamora’s face to be a very good reflection of the actress who played Gamora, Zoe Saldana.
The other issue I have with this figure is the hands are molded with a very loose grip. Gamora is barely able to wield her sword without dropping it. This is pretty frustrating when it’s already difficult to get the figure to stand on its own.
That said, I still really like the mold overall, which is why I still gave her 3 of 5 stars.
Paint – ★★★★☆
I really like the paint job done on Gamora. As I noted above, her likeness to Zoe Saldana is quite good. The paint certainly was one of the higher points to this figure. I don’t have any major complaints with it.
Accessories – ★★☆☆☆
Gamora comes equipped with a sword and that is all. She lost quite a few stars because the sword is really flimsy and she can barely hold it because it is far too slim in her hand. It doesn’t even look that cool.
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 Gamora 3 of 5 stars. The articulation points were a huge factor in her low rating, as well as the mold deficiencies. Adding up all the bad, as much as I like this figure because it’s a woman superhero that I don’t have to feel embarrassed to display I still felt there were a lot of areas for improvement. I was so excited that they put her in clothes and didn’t focus on creating a sexually demeaning mold. There are so few female action figures I’m willing to buy because of this, that I was so happy they made Gamora somewhat modest. If you’re not a huge Guardians fan, this figure probably doesn’t need to be on your shelf, but if you are, or you love Groot and want all the pieces to assemble him, then this is a decent purchase.
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