It’s funny, if you have been a long time reader of this blog, that aside from Transformers, I usually avoid the US toys, but man Hasbro has me good with the Infinite line. With this we look at what has been called the weakest of the line, Gamora. Now she was just a badass in the movie, so let’s see how she’ll be in the display…
Ok, all in all she is a good looking figure at first glance. I absolutely love the uniform, especially the blue highlights. The sculpt is clean with all the little details I love, clothing wrinkles, textured leathers and all. I REALLY like how they did her hair as well with the highlights. Will not lie, if my wife did that her already hotness would just surge to over drive. It’s the second glance that things start to go down.
This looks nothing like Zoe Saldana. I don’t know if they got her stunt double or what, but Drax was dead on, Starlord I have seen looks somewhat like Chris Pratt, this is not her. I mean it’s a woman’s face and all, but Saldana just carried the role with a certain grace and stature that this figure is lacking.
Speaking of stature (I’ve been called the master of segues) while this is a nice petite and lithe figure, she has some small feet. This presents a great challenge in just having her stand there. It’s times like these that I really really wish Hasbro included stands of some kind again. I mean they have peg holes in the feet, so all I ask is a small thin clear bit of plastic!
Articulation is the next on the list. I can understand why she doesn’t have the double jointed elbows, I’m sure the plastic tolerances would be sub par. Her hips though do not offer much range. Also her hair, which looks great I have to say, hinders the neck movement as well. Finally her hips have a serious limit to their motion. So no sweep kicks or crazy ninja acrobatics. These are minor gripes though.
Probably the biggest issue has to be her sword. It looks great and all, but the handle is too thin! The whole thing needs to be up-scaled just a bit. As is, she can barely handle it. It fits fine on her belt, but holding it is just a freaking challenge. Most of the poses I have her with has her holding it with two hands for a reason. The sword is just resting there…It is a real challenge to get her to hold it any other way.
A challenge, yes, impossible, no. Am I showing off with this picture? Absofreakinglutely.
Is Gamora a great figure? Nope, but she has that potential of being better, and that is the killer. I really think if Hasbro had given her a bit more love, she’d be near epic. I really think she is worth having, and not just for the Groot part. With a little time and a bit of patience, you can make her look just…oh…what is the word I’m looking for…
(Now where the hell are my Nebula and Ronnan figures!!!)