Friday, July 31, 2015

Toy Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Comic Book Edition Marvel Legends Box Set

Entertainment Earth Exclusive Comic Book Edition Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Box Set by Hasbro

Thanks to our friends at Entertainment Earth, The Blot received this epic new Guardians of the Galaxy Comic Book Edition Marvel Legends Box Set by Hasbro to review. Whether you collect Marvel Legends action figures or are just a fan of 6” scale figures this is one set you will definitely want to get your hands on this Entertainment Earth exclusive! The retailer exclusive box set features all five members of the Guardians of the Galaxy (Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket Raccoon) with decos based on their appearance in the popular Marvel comic book series.

Entertainment Earth Exclusive Comic Book Edition Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Box Set by Hasbro

From the moment you open your box form Entertainment Earth you can tell this GotG Marvel Legends Set is something special! The figures come packaged in an epic full color window box with a Velcroed fifth panel cover. What’s great about this packaging is if you the type of collector who likes to keep your toys mint on card, you can open the fifth panel flap to see all of the figures and their accessories without ever removing them from the packaging. I especially love the artwork on the side, which features each Guardians of the Galaxy member’s face inserted into the team’s logo. I’ve never seen this done before and it’s a little bonus artwork on an already stellar packaging job.

Entertainment Earth Exclusive Comic Book Edition Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Box Set by Hasbro

The Blot’s not one to keep my toys locked up, so of course I had to dive right in to this fantastic set. I don’t own too many Marvel Legends action figures, but I love all the detailing Hasbro put into each character. I especially can’t get over how much articulation these toys have. My favorite little added detail are Drax’s knife sheathes built into his boots. That’s a little something that’s totally unnecessary but makes the figure that much cooler!

Entertainment Earth Exclusive Comic Book Edition Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Box Set by Hasbro

The Groot figure is massive at 8” tall, and features an all new head sculpt based on his early comic book appearances that is exclusive to this set. Star-Lord and Rocket come sporting their GotG team uniforms, which The Blot honestly wouldn’t mind seeing all five members in. But what can you do!?! My only complaint with this set is that it took me forever to figure out a way to make Gamora stand on her own. There’s just something about her right foot that makes her super unsteady. Thankfully Groot swooped in with a helping hand.

Entertainment Earth Exclusive Comic Book Edition Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Box Set by Hasbro

If you’re on the fence about picking up this set because maybe you’ve already purchased a different version of most of these figures before, I’ve got one word for…accessories!!! This Comic Book Edition Marvel Legends Set has more accessories than you can ever imagine. I honestly couldn’t even find a way for all the figures to hold all the weapons it includes. Gamora comes with a freaking huge sword, a cape and an alternate head, Drax includes an alternate set of hands and two sets of knives, and Rocket Raccoon has three giant guns.

Entertainment Earth Exclusive Comic Book Edition Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Box Set by Hasbro

Star-Lord includes his two signature blasters, and there are two really special bonus accessories: the previously announced baby Groot in pot, and what appears to be…a cosmic cube! This was something I had not noticed before, but there’s a light blue cube included in the set. It’s got to be the cube with maybe an Infinity Gem “inside”, right!?! Pretty awesome if you ask me!

Entertainment Earth Exclusive Comic Book Edition Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Box Set by Hasbro

The Entertainment Earth Exclusive Guardians of the Galaxy Comic Book Edition Marvel Legends Action Figure Box Set is in stock and ready to ship! You can pre-order it exclusively at Entertainment Earth’s online store for $119.99 here – this even includes free shipping!

Entertainment Earth Exclusive Comic Book Edition Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel Legends Box Set by Hasbro
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