Marvel Select Guardians of the Galaxy Star-Lord Review (Diamond Select Toys)

Marvel Select Guardians of the Galaxy Star-Lord
What It Is

Guardians of the Galaxy is riding another wave of popularity after its second box office smash, and those of us who never expected to be able to play with an anthropomorphic tree and raccoon are swimming in toys devoted to these oddballs, including this highly-detailed version of Star-lord. But all previously existing toys are nothing compared to this intricately sculpted and highly detailed action figure, which stands at about seven-inches tall.

In package, Peter Quill is beautiful, but some Guardians fans may be disappointed because he does not resemble the film's star, Chris Pratt. That's because this figure's design is based on the 2012 Marvel Now! comic line relaunch of the character. It's authentic in design to this version of the character and his Guardians of the Galaxy-film inspired costume.

The box itself is a basic plastic clam shell with a bit of cardboard. it's OK for shelf display, but with so much to love in this package - including 16-points of articulation that makes it highly poseable and interconnecting bases for out of package display with the rest of the line - you'll want to open this figure.

Star-lord comes with interchangeable masked and unmasked heads, two Element Guns that can attach to his hips, an interchangeable hand that can hold a crystal and a pair of boot-jet flame effects that plug into the soles of his shoes. The accessories are solid, and the flame effects for his boots are usable when Star-lord is posed thanks to a clear plastic piece that lets you display him in mid-flight.

Is It Fun?

This figure is fantastic. Collectors will love using it in a diorama or displaying it on its included base, alongside the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy. And, the variety of accessories gives you a truly versatile figure. Kids will also love this figure because it looks great and has lots of accessories.

Who It’s For

This figure is clearly designed for adult collectors, but there's plenty of play for kids, too. And, due to the beautiful sculpt, this is a must for any Guardians of the Galaxy fans, as well as anyone who collects the Marvel Select line.

What To Be Aware Of

The only issue with this figure is the unmasked head. His expression is almost like bored contempt, and his hair is a completely different color than the masked
But, since you have the option to stick with the masked head, the concern is minimal.

Also, each of the Guardians (except for Gamora and Rocket Raccoon, who are packaged together) are sold separately, which means you'll have to spend close to $100 MSRP to pick up the entire team.

And, while the accessories will likely be lost by kids, the characters themselves will still be fun to play with.

  • Fun

  • Collectibility

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy