Bandai Collectibles are offering their S.H. Figuarts Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Star-Lord and Rocket Raccoon figures inspired from the new film, and was released this year and received positive reviews. The events of this film take place after Avengers: Endgame, and this film introduces new characters, new outfits for the Guardians, and you even find out Rocket Raccoon’s origin! This is offered as a set, and each figures includes accessories and all the high-end detail and articulation.
Thank you to Bandai Collectibles for sending along their S.H. Figuarts Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Star-Lord & Rocket Raccoon figures for review.
Availability: November 2023
Star-Lord and Rocket Raccoon is packaged in the standard S.H. Figuarts box, with movie inspired artwork along with images of the figures on the sides and back. Inside, they are packaged in a plastic tray, along with his accessories for safe keeping, and there’s a sheet of instructions inside the box.
Star-Lord and Rocket Raccoon come in their Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 outfits, which is mostly in a dark blue with red trim, dark green belts and straps, and metallic silver belt buckles, metallic gold symbols on their chests, and black boots with Star-Lord’s including metallic silver straps.
Star-Lord features the likeness of actor Chris Pratt, with dark brown sculpted hair, sculpted beard and mustache, and a really good facial likeness capturing his appearance from the film. His hips has holsters for one of the pairs of blasters, which are used for storage. Included with Star-Lord are four sets of interchangeable hands (closed fisted, open, and two open grip hands for the blasters), and two sets of blasters that are unique. The open grip hands are designed to work for one particular set of blaster, so look at the instructions carefully.
Rocket Raccoon’s head sculpt also includes a great likeness, with facial details that resemble a Raccoon, with sculpted fur that is brown, white and black. He comes with two sets of hands, one just the hands, and the other with the small blasters attached.
Star-Lord also features all of the articulation that you’ll be used too in the S.H. Figuarts line. Including a ball jointed head, butterfly shoulders, ball jointed shoulders, swivel biceps, double-hinged elbows, swivel-hinged wrists, ball jointed torso, ball jointed waist, swivel-hinged hips, swivel thighs, double-hinged knees, swivel-hinged and rocker ankles and hinged toes.
Rocket Raccoon’s articulation includes a ball jointed head, ball jointed shoulders, swivel biceps, swivel wrists, ball jointed torso, ball jointed hips, and a ball jointed tail.
Overall, Star-Lord and Rocket are phenomenal and great representations of the movie appearance, and given some outstanding quality and attention to detail that fans will surely love. The suit is amazingly detailed with some great sculpting, especially the details in the chest. The interchangeable hands and blasters all came out great and gives you a lot of pose-ability and display options These are surely some great figures that you need to own, especially if you’ve been collecting the line!