Fun fact: It took for Captain Marvel for the MCU to have some continuity issues, all stemming from today’s figure review subject Nick Fury. CM’s Fury’s backstory clashes with some very established info from Phase 1 and Phase 2, or at least Agents of SHIELD season 1 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Regardless, CM’s Nick Fury was a lot of fun and a great supporting character that definitely needed the figure treatment. Let’s see it’ll make me want to claw my eye out.
Packaging: The Captain Marvel wave is the standard black and has yellow accent color. For this wave, the movie figures are in full color with the side and rear portraits. The bio does a good job of explaining Fury’s role within SHIELD when he meets up with Carol Danvers.
Likeness: Hasbro can do some decent to great work on actor likenesses. This one definitely comes out on the latter category as it really captures Samuel L. Jackson’s likeness. I think the Mace Windu from the Star Wars Black Series is slightly better, but this is a strong Jackson as Nick Fury likeness.
Fury’s receding hairline is slightly more pronounced on the figure — it should be rounded and less like a pointed, but it’s not a big deal.
His attire is more of a promotional look as Fury only wore this attire in the opening act and his tie had some stripes. That’s fine though as it makes for an easy regular suited guy with far less work. The suit fits fine and the tie rests at a nice length. He’s got side holsters on both sides. You’ll need to pull the jacket back a little to see them.
Paint: Fury is pretty simple with a white, black and brown color scheme. Fury’s tie could have used some stripes, but that’s the only thing missing.
The details are a little off here though with the hairline missing some black paint and Fury’s neck looking like he’s wearing a white undershirt instead of his skin tone going all the way down to the collar.
Scale: This seems like an all new suited body as it’s taller than the Phil Coulson one. That fits height compared to Coulson just right and breaks up the “everyone in a suit being the same height” mini problem occurring within the line.
Articulation: Fury moves smoothly for a guy in a suit. You just really need him aiming and maybe ducking some Kree or Skrull soldiers. Too bad there’s no dishes for him to croon Motown hits. The neck is positioned somewhat weird as it needs to be positioned just right, to sit properly, but it does help with up and down movement.
Nick Fury has:
- ball-jointed shoulders
- elbow (double-jointed)
- wrist hinge
- knees (double jointed)
Accessories: Fury has easily the best accessory of the Captain Marvel line with the chained up Goose.
Goose sports a great paint job for his scale with excellent work along the eyes and his fur. His fur actually has a raised patch so Fury can hold him to scare the Kree.
Fury also has his handgun. It’s standard black, but looks more authentic than a weakly painted toy black.
Finally, he comes with the right arm for the Build-A-Figure Kree Sentry.
Worth it? Fury is available for $19. That’s still retail price, but this wave is long since out of stores and he’s the one figure collectors would want for citizen fodder in their displays.
Rating: 9 out of 10
Some unusually sloppy paint and the awkward positioning of the neck holds him down slightly, but this is a terrific Captain Marvel era Nick Fury figure.
Where to get it? Amazon has Fury now available for $19.