Omega Sentinel has been around since 2000 and my X-Men reading has lapsed so much that I completely missed the character until House of X.
She’s had a complicated back story as more writers kept tinkering away at her. I don’t have any attachment to her, but she has an interesting look so I wasn’t too upset with needing to get her for the main component of the Build-A-Figure Tri-Sentinel.
Packaging: The Krakoan language on the front was a nice touch and I’m digging the red and white accent colors. That’s an eye-catching color combination.
I love the artwork provided by House of X artists Pepe Larraz and Marte Gracia, which is a nice showcase for her. I’m a little surprised the bio is so basic considering she’s the one character that would need greater explanation.
Likeness: Omega Sentinel has a striking visual and just looks like she is going to be a major problem for anyone she encounters.
The detail work is exceptional with the panels, lining and tech details of her costume. I like the head sculpt, which has some personality while also looking somewhat cold and distant. This is a very impressive original sculpt culminating in those mechanical arms that have a lot of good detail.
Paint: Omega Sentinel has a complicated paint scheme but Hasbro smartly used white as the base for most of the body. Some of the detailed work like the black lining and red panels doesn’t match the sculpted lines. The degree of difficulty is a little harder here so I get it and black is easier to fill in than some other colors.
I do like the bright colors used as the two shades of reds pop and the glossy black was a great choice. The accent colors with the reds along the arms are nicely done as well.
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Scale: For all of my limited House of X era readings, Omega Sentinel isn’t really interacting with a ton of other characters besides Nimrod and she’s smaller than him, which is all I really needed.
Articulation: Omega Sentinel has pretty solid articulation that we’d expect from Marvel Legends although she’s guilty of one of the worst articulation points with 45-degree hips instead of the normal setup.
That means the side movements with her legs are awkward and you have to maneuver her in the right way to make poses look right.
The default arms lack double joint elbows due to the swappable swivel ball joint for the extra accessories.
Her smaller feet also make it harder to hold some poses and due to the sculpted linework the aesthetics get a little wonky when you get too dynamic.
Omega Sentinel has:
- ball-jointed shoulders
- wrist hinge
- knee (double-jointed)
Accessories: Omega Sentinel has an alternate Karima head sculpt from her days as an X-Man. That would be cool, but for some reason the Indian character has a white skin tone.
It’s not like there’s a slew of Indian characters in the Marvel Universe so it’s very disappointing this mistake didn’t get caught.
And in every image I’ve seen of Karima, she’s got black hair instead of brown. Alternate portraits are cool, but not when they need so much work to fix.
Additionally, she’s got two swappable arm cannons. I love this option as it shows Omega Sentinel’s versatile and dangerous attack style. These swap out without any problem.
The orange highlighting is nicely done and conveys her charging up for a blast. I’m really impressed by the detail work on the cannons, which has some dark grey swirled in so it’s not just a flat grey that almost always looks too much like a toy.
Finally, she’s got the torso for the Build-A-Figure Tri-Sentinel from the presumed future of the X-Men.
Worth it? Target had a buy 2, get 1 free sale on figures including pre-orders so I got the entire wave with that awesome deal. Getting each figure for $13.33 worked out to just about Black Friday deep discount prices so it’s hard to complain.
Rating: 8 out of 10
Omega Sentinel is a pretty decent figure minus the weird shift to the older model hips. I’m not the biggest fan of the tiny feet for posing purposes, but for a character I have no great attachment to, this is a fun addition to my X-Men display.
Where to get it? You can grab Omega Sentinel from Amazon, Entertainment Earth and Hasbro Pulse. I’m hearing some Target stores are getting them in, but I haven’t seen a trace of them in my area as of yet.