I was a little stubborn with getting the final version of the Marvel Legends Erik Killmonger from Black Panther. Killmonger’s battle armor gear was a cooler look to me and this was a bit too close to Black Panther’s attire for me. But the Build-A-Figure piece for Okoye was the price of the figure by itself so why not add another figure to the Black Panther shelf?
Packaging: Black Panther has a cool vibrant blue accent and a dark yellow insert that really does a nice job of showcasing the figure.
I love the side portrait art style for the movie figures in this wave. Not shockingly the bio is sparse with little actual information.
Likeness: The easy take would be that this is just a repaint of the Black Panther figure, but it’s not. The pattern on this attire features numerous lines of small circles throughout. Of course the highlight is that terrific head sculpt, which somehow manages to convey a sinister, evil take on Black Panther’s outfit.
Paint: Killmonger has a sneaky color scheme as it’s more intricate than the gold and silver necklace. There’s the gold through the mask, waist and claws as well as a subtle camouflage pattern. Despite the smaller paint application areas the paintjob is clean throughout.
Scale: Killmonger should be slightly taller than Black Panther as that’s the case with Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan. he’s the only character we really see him facing close enough in the film to compare with the figures.
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Articulation: Killmonger has the same articulation scheme as the excellent Infinity War version Black Panther, which means he can hit a lot of dynamic poses.
He’ll have no problem battling the Dora Milaje and T’Challa.
Erik Killmonger has:
- ball-jointed shoulders
- elbow (double-jointed)
- wrist hinge
- knee (double-jointed)
Accessories: Killmonger has a good assortment of accessories. First is the matching open claw and weapon clinching hands.
Next is the shorter spear and the other, a wider and longer blade. This is a cool weapon that looks like it could do a ton of damage.
What really would have set this figure over the top accessory wise would have been an unmasked head sculpt. That does come with the Killmonger/Everett Ross two-pack — another reason for my delay in getting this figure.
And perhaps most importantly for, Killmonger comes with the left leg of the Build-A-Figure Okoye, which allows me to finally complete another BAF.
Worth it? Despite Black Panther being a relatively older Marvel movie at this point, Killmonger’s figure is still holding its $20 price tag. He’s gone up and down a dollar or two over the years, but he’s not going to skyrocket or drastically drop in price either.
Rating: 9.5 out of 10
The draw here is completing Okoye. Otherwise you’re probably better off getting the two-pack since it also has the unmasked sculpt. But on its own, this is a really well done figure.
Where to get it? You can get Killmonger at Amazon.