This year Marvel Studios is releasing a major motion picture with their creations “The Guardians Of The Galaxy” and while I am still on the fence about this particular film based on the trailer, this post is about the incredibly detailed action figures that will be coming out care of Hasbro Toys as they continue the Marvel Infinite Legends Series. I’ll keep it brief and let the photos do the talking and then offer up my thoughts at the close about this line.
Longtime readers know how PiercingMetal has been attending and covering the Toy Fair since 2011 and bringing them the latest scoop on the coolness that falls right into our interest wheelhouse. Sadly, the Hasbro Show Room is offsite at this event and we did not get to go there but we did get some access to press provided images on several lines that I liked the most from this line. The photos do not show the figures in the packaging which is alright and they start off with “Drax The Destroyer”. Armed with a couple of knives Drax clearly means business.
Do you like women in a shade of green? Well then Gamora might be up your alley but since she is a deadly intergalactic assassin I would watch my step. That is some sword.
Groot looks awesome and I think he will be one of the favorite characters from the film. There is such power resonating off of this figure and he looks as though he towers over the others in the series which is good because he/it is a living tree after all.
We get a version of Iron Man in this series but to my knowledge Tony Stark and any of his armored creations are not in the film. Perhaps there is a teaser scene with him at the end or in the eventual Blu-ray video release. Only time will tell.
We get a superb Nova in this series but again I am not sure how this hero might or would play out in the film if at all. Sometimes these lines give us extra heroes that work good in the series and I am alright with that.
I said “breakout” character about Groot just a few lines ago and I think that without a doubt that Rocket Raccoon will be doing this as well. There is just something so cool about this little guy and he really seems to kick some galactic ass.
Every team has a leader and with Guardians we find that in Star Lord. Below you will see two versions of the same figure as he is masked in one and without in the other.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: All of these figures look great to me and since I have been a longtime collector of the Marvel Legends line since they were in Toy Biz, I would know. They appear to have plenty of articulation and there is some diversity in the characters. We also get the whole team with this series along with some cool extras.
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