Personally, I think that the casual collector wants a figure with multiple points of articulation at an affordable price. Too many figures on the market today cost more than some of us want to spend so when we can have our cake and eat it too it is a definite win. I think this is why I am such a big fan of the Marvel Select line of figures.
Diamond Select Toys does some amazing work with their Marvel Select line of figures and the Drax figure from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is no exception. This figure, which was sculpted by Gentle Giant, looks great and has a high level of poseability. I want a figure that has playability. I want a figure that I can pose in multiple dynamic poses and not have to mortgage the house to own. This is where Diamond Select delivers.
Granted, not every figure they produce has ridiculous poseability but the ones that do are just what the frugal collector wants. These figures come in with a retail price under 30 bucks, which is affordable. This Drax figure from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 retails for 24.99 stands approximately 7 inches and he has great poseability. His points of articulation are:
• Double Knee Joints
Drax also comes with extra hands, a set of fists and a hand that can hold a blaster. Other accessories include two daggers and a Baby Groot who measures approximately 1.5 inches. The Groot figure has very limited poseability with turning head, movable arms and legs. Both the arms and legs do pop off easily but are quickly replaced.
There are 2 things I do not like about the version of Drax. First it has to be the paint job on his face, specifically his mouth. The paint makes him look like he is wearing lipstick. It just looks weird to me. The other thing is that Drax has 2 sheaths on his legs for his knives but they are for looks and you cannot put the knives in their respective sheaths. Other than those 2 points I love this Drax figure.
If you are want to work on completing your team be sure to pick up your Drax at your local comic shop or from the Diamond website. Sure, it isn’t a Mezco or Sideshow figure but it also doesn’t cost as much. I don’t think you will be disappointed.