Captain Marvel threw most of us for a loop with its portrayal of the Kree and Skrull. Marvel Studios has made some significant alterations from the Marvel Comics in some cases, but with the Skrulls, I think it worked — and it doesn’t necessarily prevent an adaptation of Secret Invasion. Hasbro knocked out the Skrull leader, Talos, for its Marvel Legends Captain Marvel wave. Let’s see if there’s more to this figure than initial appearance.
Packaging: We’ve got the usual black with bright yellow accents. The side portrait looks good and I love the bio, which is written while keeping spoilers in mind.
Likeness: I didn’t hate the Skrulls design necessarily, but there was something weird about that trench coat that didn’t seem very functional as a war uniform. As usual, the figures show the detail in a different and arguably better manner than I can make out on screen. There’s lots of wavy lines and sectionals in the coat. For whatever reason, I really like the boots.
Not as surprisingly, I love the head sculpt. It’s crammed with details and lines while keeping the trademark chin linework distinct. Both of Talos’ hands are open so he can’t hold a weapon of any kind, which definitely seems like a questionable decision.
A lot of Talos is reused from the Infinity War two-pack Loki. Not a big deal as smart reuse is better than not getting a figure at all. And there’s enough differences along with the fact you probably wouldn’t pose Loki and Talos next to each other for it to matter.
Paint: Most of Talos is black and purple. It’s not a flashy color scheme, but it looks good in spotlighting the green skin tone. Instead of a skullcap, Talos has tattoos to convey the widow’s peak design from the comics.
It turned out pretty nice. There’s also a purple wash to bring out the details along the chin.
Scale: Talos is the tallest figure in the wave and looks down at everyone from Yon-Rogg and Nick Fury to Captain Marvel. His somewhat slender size avoids making him look like a giant.
Articulation: Talos can strike some pretty fun poses thanks to his slender build and the wide hands. That doesn’t necessarily make for the most exciting action poses where he has the advantage, but you can find some interesting angles to make him more aggressive.
You can ditch the trench coat to make better use of the torso articulation though it does not impede the leg articulation much at all.
- ball-jointed shoulders
- elbow (double-jointed)
- wrist hinge
- knees (double jointed)
Accessories: Talos doesn’t come with anything besides the left leg of the Build-A-Figure Kree Sentry. Maybe an alternate headsculpt (or three) and some swappable fists would have beefed up the value.
Worth it? I took advantage of a great GameStop sale and got Talos for $10. Talos is available now for $11.73, a pretty solid price for a figure you might consider army building.
Rating: 9 out of 10
Where to get it? You can grab Talos now from Amazon has at $11.73.