Review: Drax (Marvel Legends Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2)

“NOTHING goes over my head! My reflexes are too fast, I would catch it!”

This here Drax figure has been sort of a bone of contention for Marvel Legends collectors, given that it’s the 4th Drax to be released in the last few years, and the 3rd (the 1st was a weird looking, too skinny comics version) to be built off of this same basic body sculpt with minimal paint and tooling variations. Fuck it, I say. I never bought a 12th scale Drax before so this one’s all new to me, and I’ve been having a ton of fun posing this little Big Dave Bautista around with my other 6 inchers.

Speaking of Big Dave, the likeness here is outstanding, twisted into a furious scream, and the sculpting of his scarification/tattoos and all the military/technological bits on his belt, pants and boots are just as great. The paint follows suit, with clean application throughout. Solid, above average work at this price point. I particularly like the juxtaposition of the silver buckles on his glossy black boots and of course his bright red tattoos over his greenish gray skin.

The articulation may be the best part though. Unencumbered by any elaborate costume pieces, as Star Lord and Yondu were, Big Green Dave can get into any sort of heroic fighting poses you can imagine, using the gold standard Marvel Legends articulation we’ve all come to know and love since the Toy Biz days. Green-tista also includes his twin daggers, which stow very nicely into his boots for this scale, his BFG from the first movie (not the second, which also annoyed some collectors) and the left arm of this series’ Build-A-Figure, Titus, if you’re into that sort of thing.

If you’re not looking to build Titus, this Drax figure is definitely an easy pass, especially if you already have a Drax or 2 in your 6 inch Marvel ranks. But if you’re building up your 12th scale Guardians for the first time (raises hand), you gotta have a Drax, and this is a good one.

Hasbro’s GotG Vol. 2 Marvel Legends are available now, the movie drops in theaters on April 5th, and don’t miss our Guardians themed Awesome Mix Dance Party at The Barbary 4/29!

Kevin Hawkey is the co-founder, head writer and editor of Riot-Nerd. He enjoys Fighting Games, Metal, Marvel, Horror and all the weird shit in between. A lifelong Philadelphian just as comfortable in a circle pit at Underground Arts as he is drooling over the new Hot Toys figures at Brave New Worlds, Kevin’s idiosyncratic sensibility gives this site it’s unique dichotomy between “riot” and “nerd”.
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