Hasbro’s Marvel Legends Guardians Pack Is Here! Ego Is The Star, But Is This Set Worth It?

I loved Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 almost as much as the first one, and a lot of it had to do with Kurt Russell and his portrayal of Ego. I mean…it’s Kurt Russell. Even if everything about that film and that character had been terrible, I could never hate it. And of course, as I sat in the theaters, as with almost every one of these films, all I could think about while watching it was buying toys of everything I saw on screen (just like they want me to!). And, while not everything I wanted from the film has been released, I stumbled upon the Star-Lord/Ego two-pack at Toys R Us the other day.

Hasbro has nailed their Legends packaging. Giant window boxes showing off the figures in such a way that MOC collectors can display the figures to the awesome side panel art, every figure in the Legends line now will display well whether MOC or loose. I have no complaints here, except that I am a loose collector and I hate opening these things and ruining the box.

Star-Lord is up first, and he should look quite familiar to Legends collectors! Not only is this just a repack of the Wave One Star-Lord, it is the third Star-Lord released. That is not to say that this figure is bad, it is actually great. The likeness is pretty good, Although I prefer the helmet on version. The included Walkmen pack-in is a joke, it is tiny and attaches with a little peg hole to his belt. It does not stay on at all, and I lost it ten minutes after taking these pictures.

Ego is the star of the show here, and I adore this figure. No accessories, but that’s OK. He comes with swappable heads, even though each one kinda looks exactly the same. I prefer the slightly annoyed looking one. Most importantly, the head sculpt is fantastic. And a special shout-out to them for nailing the paint aps on the beard and hair here. The wash on his outfit is great, the cape is removable when you swap the heads. I do wish he came with an energy ball or something so that he can play catch with Peter or something, but I am just happy to have an Ego.

This pack is cool, but its flaws are not with the figures. Why only put Ego in a pack like this? Why not take out one of the comic figures from Wave 2 and replace him with Ego? Yes, it makes sense to have Peter packaged with his dad, but why couldn’t this pack have been where they put the Mantis figure? For $40, is kinda sucks to have to buy another Star-Lord just to get Ego, and putting Mantis in would have made as much sense instead of making her a Build A Figure. Taserface could have been the BAF for Wave 2 then! Ugh, missed opportunity there.

Overall, I bought this pack because I really wanted Ego. My daughter gets the extra Peter Quill, everyone is happy. But, unless you don’t have the Star-Lord already, $40 is pretty steep for this pack with little in the way of accessories. For me, Ego was worth it. Your mileage may vary on this one.

About Jeremy Konrad

Jeremy Konrad collects way too much stuff. He loves baseball, Funko Pops, Star Wars, and wrestling. He resides in the Upside Down, waiting for Hopper to rescue him. Follow him on Twitter @jeremyohio