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Review : Marvel Legends Talos, Captain Marvel

Updated: May 4, 2019



Talos the Skrull was released in early 2019 as part of the wider Captain Marvel wave of 6 inch Marvel Legend action figures. Talos was part of a 7 figure wave made up of characters from the Captain Marvel movie, and some associated comic book figures. The wave contained parts for a Build-a-Figure, allowing collectors to build a Kree Sentry figure.


nb our review figure was purchased without the BAF part

 

Packaging 4/5


The packaging for Talos remains consistent with the usual scooped sides box for Marvel Legends. It uses a yellow exploding backdrop for the figure and a similar gold/yellow strip for the character name. As per the 2019 releases the picture of the figure on the back of the box has been dropped with an image based on the movie used instead.


"Talos, perhaps the most cunning spy in the Skrull Empire, is a master of shapeshifting and intergalactic espionage. An integral leader in the bitter Kree-Skrull War, the fearsome Talos will do whatever it takes to protect his own."



 

Paint & Sculpt 4/5


While it is difficult to say Talos uses face print technology, the head sculpt is impressive particularly the eyes which hold a real intensity.


The costume is complex up close with various swirling and sweeping lines and intersecting purple painted patches - all of which are neat and well done. Outside of the base colours there are no paint apps or washes on the costume. The only other colour in use is the silver around a purple shoulder guard on Talos' left arm.




 

Accessories N/A


Talos does not come with any accessories. This is a little disappointing considering the various items he could have been packed with from the movie - including the Skrull weaponry.


 

Articulation 4/5


Talos has an 18 point articulation count. The only missing joint vs the majority of Marvel Legend male figures is the Torso joint.


Head - ball joint with pivot

Body - waist swivel

Arms - ball joint shoulder, bicep swivel, double jointed elbow, wrist pivot

Legs - ball joint hips, thigh swivel, double jointed knees, ankle rocker


Talos has a wide range of movement and posing options from these joints. The arms are particularly mobile with the elbow allowing the forearm to fold back on the upper arm. The legs are a little restricted behind the lower rubber skirt. Ankle rockers are tight and Talos stands perfectly fine without the aid of a stand. The only missing joint vs usual figures is the Torso joint.



 

Summary


While the Skrull's may not have quite been the bad guys we were expecting, it is great to get at least one of them into the MCU Marvel Legend collection. Hopefully in the future we will see a few more, potentially with swap out head options for their disguises.



Talos is a great figure, let down only by a lack of accessories and perhaps a wash of paint to bring out all that sculpted costume detail. I score him a solid 4 out of 5.






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