|Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon|
Here is Rocket Raccoon compared to his much older fellow Marvel Legends Build-A-Figure, the Sentinel! Standing at just 3 inches, no doubt this figure is in perfect scale with the rest of Marvel Legends figures, no doubt this is an awesome figure, and no doubt Hasbro has saved some spray paints and hard plastics.
But for such a small figure, I gotta give Hasbro some credit for doing a fine job on sculpting his tiny little hands and feet, and those tiny little teeth once you open his mouth. You probably couldn't get any better Rocket Raccoon than this one right here. I have to say that the sculpting and texturing over his uniform, all his furry skin and tail is excellent. He comes with this one little assault rifle with a blade at the tip and a red rocket that is well sculpted and fits just right into either of his hands. It would have been much cooler if he had two of these guns albeit the fact that both his hands are sculpted to hold guns but... it is what it is.
No shading or any kind of variety on the details when we talk about the paint. However, I do like how they did the paint job inside his mouth with that raccoon teeth, gums and tongue coming out perfectly without any runs or bleeds. The eyes could have been your standard regular eyes but it's painted with gold/brown, which is still good. And just as what we see on an average raccoon, this rodent from outer space got all that features but with, of course, his red and blue Guardians uniform.
Just by looking at this figure, you can easily count the amount of articulation he has. As you can see, he doesn't have any joints on his hips, legs and feet so you can't really do any dynamic pose with him. Rocket Raccoon though got a pretty nice articulation on his neck that lets his head lean towards the sides and rotate 360. He got ball-hinged shoulders, single-jointed elbows, elbow rotation, wrist rotation and swivel around the waist. You can open or close his jaw and turn his tail at any angle but they're just minor features that doesn't really help with poseability.
For you to complete the Marvel Legends Rocket Raccoon, you just need to get the Black Panther, Jean Grey and Wrecker from this Wave. I would recommend and suggest that you get this figure if you're planning to assemble your Guardians of the Galaxy team.