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Review : Marvel Legends Yon-Rogg, Captain Marvel


Yon-Rogg was released as part of the 2019 Captain Marvel movie wave alongside Captain Marvel, Talos the Skrull and Nick Fury, The wave included parts to build a comic book Kree Sentry.

Packaging 4/5


The Captain Marvel MCU figures in the 2019 wave were coloured with a gold card back and character name, while the side art and rear artwork took on a blue/purple hue. The illustrations on the side of the box are repeated on the back with a short piece of text that confirms Yon-Rogg's role.


"Leader of the Starforce team, Yon-Rogg is a hero among the Kree and a key asset to the Supreme Intelligence in the war against the Skrulls."


Under this we have the breakdown of parts for the Kree Sentry BAF and where they are found in the 7 figure wave.



Paint & Sculpt 2/5


Our Yon-Rogg figure is most likely based on earlier concept work for the movie, an issue with most early releases where the onscreen look can change after the figure has gone into production. While the costume for Yon-Rogg remains pretty consistent, he rarely wears his helmet on screen and it is certainly not as big as we see here with the large domed top and the upper fin. The head doesn't employ face print technology and the parts we can see of the face are very generic and coloured in a single flesh tone only. I would therefore had rather seen a Jude Law unmasked head included or as a secondary option.


The body is done well and uses the same black plastic with painted metallic green as the Captain Marvel equivalent. The green is metallic and clean with good clean lines between black and green and silver used sparingly to create some contrast



Accessories 1/5


Yon-Rogg's one accessory is a very boring and poorly cast gun/blaster. It is a generic piece in light grey plastic with only some cursory sculpt detailing. The one we actually see on screen is a similar shape - but is much darker in colour and with green highlighting. This accessory either needed to be well painted, or cast in a much darker plastic.


Yon-Rogg is also missing the holster he has on screen, so you are unable to holster the weapon when not in use. When it is being held it fits into the right hand well enough with the trigger finger sliding into the slot that represents the trigger.


Considering Yon-Rogg has a lot of fist fighting action on screen it might have also been nice if a pair of fisted hands were included along with the Jude Law head I wished up earlier.



Articulation 3/5


The figure has a good set of articulation with 21 points in total, a couple more than usual with the addition of shin swivels. These do not really add much value and maybe their inclusion is more around the option to update the boots on future figures if they re-use this body for people like Korath?


Head : ball joint pivot neck

Body : torso T-joint, waist swivel

Arms : ball joint shoulder, bicep swivel, double joint elbow, wrist pivot

Legs : ball joint hips, thigh swivel, double joint knee, shin swivel, ankle rocker


Posing is not an issue and the figure is fully mobile for action stances including kneeling. What is an issue is how loose the joints are, particularly the hips and torso. WHile the ankle rockers are substantial enough to hold him upright, you will find him sliding into the splits and overbalancing because of how floppy these key joints actually are.



Summary


Yon-Rogg is a figure that suffers from that curse of being based on early concept and while the costume remains fairly accurate that huge helmet is very off putting. The figure lacks any real value with a very poor gun and no alternative hands or heads.


Articulation too is lacking. While it has more than enough joints, some key joints are loose and floppy and causes the figure to topple far too easily.


I score Yon-Rogg from Captain Marvel a 2 out of 5.




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