Marvel Studios loves its deception. That’s been a repeated theme dating back to the first season of Agents of SHIELD and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Captain Marvel also managed to pull a fast one with the handling of main supporting character Yon-Rogg. He was a pretty great villain for the mind-screw he pulled on Carol Danvers earning him a solid place on my MCU villains list. Let’s see if his Marvel Legends figure is worthy of such high esteem as well.
Packaging: It’s the standard Marvel Legends black with a yellow accent. The side portrait is in full color and his bio does a good explaining his role in a non-spoiler fashion, which is important for figures that come out before a movie is released.
Likeness: Hasbro never cheaps out on the MCU figures putting in all the required amount of detail and texture in the sculpt to be as movie accurate as possible. Fortunately this wasn’t a case where the design changed so much from when Hasbro got its reference photos and the final on screen product changed so dramatically it’s barely the same character.
I appreciate the extra effort put into these movie characters as they’re heavy on paneling, lining and extra detail we don’t see in the comic book outfits. Yon-Rogg looks great and Hasbro provided one of its best MCU figures here.
What hurts the figure the most of course is the omission of an alternate Jude Law head sculpt. I thought it was just a matter of him not signing off on his likeness, but Hot Toys has a Yon-Rogg figure with his head sculpt. Considering he spent most of the film without his helmet on Yon-Rogg unfortunately has more of an army-builder feel than the main bad guy of the film.
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Paint: The metallic green and black color scheme really popped in the film and Hasbro was able to capture that just as well with the figure. There’s some precise work for some areas of this outfit, but my figure didn’t have any problems.
The skin tone came out nice and the lips hit the delicate mark of being a different color without looking like Yon-Rogg is wearing lipstick.
Scale: Yon-Rogg is a basic height. He’s taller than Captain Marvel and shorter than the Skrulls, which seems right.
Articulation: Yon-Rogg is your typical Marvel Legends figure with full range of motion barring a few issues thanks to the design. The shoulder and forearm armor restrict raising his arms all the way out and the elbow range is limited as well. Otherwise, you can pull off a lot of fun poses with Yon-Rogg.
- ball-jointed shoulders
- elbow (double-jointed)
- wrist hinge
- knees (double jointed)
Accessories: Yon-Rogg comes in pretty slim on the accessory front. He has a blaster. It’s fine and looks screen accurate, but seems a little too toy color grey.
I also wish Hasbro could have included alternate sculpts of Yon-Rogg’s crew to get more use out of this body and provide more enemies for Captain Marvel to fight.
He does come with the torso for the Build-A-Figure Kree Sentry.
Worth it? You can get Yon-Rogg for around $10 to $12. That’s not bad for what a lot of folks will use as an army builder for the Kree forces. Not as great as a Five Below price, but you’re certainly getting your money’s worth out of this guy for that price.
Rating: 9 out of 10
I really like this figure more than I expected and it would be an easy 10 with an unmasked portrait. It’s a big issue for the main villain in the film.
Where to get it? Amazon has him available for $11 and you can also track him down at Hasbro Toy Shop’s eBay page.