Thursday, March 23, 2017

Marvel Legends - Nova ( Sam Alexander ) Review !!!

The following is not the first Nova Corps figure in the Marvel Legends line. The first Nova was a full grown man. This one is a teenager known as Sam Alexander . I purchase this figure at a local Walgreens for around the price range of $ 19.99 .

As you can see Nova is part of the Titus build-a-figure wave. Now for a look at the figure out of the packaging.

As shown Nova comes with the torso of the Titus build-a-figure.  I think that probably the coolest feature of this figure is the smallish, skinny but muscular teenage build. Hasbro has finally got it right when making teenage bodies. A perfect example is the first Miles Morales Spider-Man figure. The first Miles figure had the body of a small man but not a teenage boy. They got it right with the second Miles figure with the correct type of teenage build. This Nova figure shares that same body / mold as that second Miles Morales Spider-Man figure . I like the fact that both of Nova's closed fists are great for fighting poses, along with flight poses too because flying is one of his super powers . I also love the gold trim on the costume. The gold colors shine nicely under good light . Nova also comes with a little robotic buddy of his. Below is a closer look at that character.

I know nothing of this character, however if you want to find out more some Youtube videos by some fellow toy reviewers can help. I recommend going to Jay C of ToyNewsi  Youtube channel. He did a video review of this Nova figure, and in it he mentions this little guy's name and even give a little small sampling of background information on the character . So he's not just a decoration piece, he is an actual character that is part of the Nova Corps, according to Jay C . Now for a comparison shot of Nova to another teenage character .

Above we see Nova being compared with another teenage character known as Kamala Khan AKA Ms. Marvel . I reviewed her too not too long ago on this site. Although Hasbro has finally got teenage bodies done correctly, they still got to get better with teenage women faces in my opinion. I think Ms. Marvel looks like an older woman instead of a teen, which she is supposed to be. Now for a look at Nova next to an adult Marvel character of average height and size.
Nice job again. Dr. strange is just an average height guy. Plus I say that is the normal height of an average 14 - 15 year old, which is the age range of Sam .
                                                                       FINAL  THOUGHTS 
(1) ARTICULATION - There seems to be no limits on Nova's articulation. No restricted parts.

(2) STANDING  ABILITY - Nova stands well with no balance issues. Him being flat footed with no heels also helps his balance.

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? The cool look of how the gold trimming on his costume shines under good light. The very realistic teenage build. The ability to display him in both fight and flight poses.

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? There's nothing I dislike.

(5) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THE  FIGURE ? A mask less head would have been a nice bonus, or make the helmet removable . He's still cool without this feature but it would not hurt to have it.

(6) GRADING  SCALE - A Perfect 10. I could find no flaws .

(7)  FINAL  ANALYSIS - I would love Hasbro to continue to make Nova Corps members, this way us fans could slowly build a Nova Corps army, similar to DC's Green Lantern Corps.

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