For fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe looking to complete their assemblage of Hot Toys Guardians of the Galaxy collectibles, the recent release of the company’s Drax the Destroyer Sixth Scale Figure is a long-awaited and welcome prize. Arriving well after other figures based on 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy film (including Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Groot, and Thanos) have reached the hands of collectors, Drax is as thoroughly movie-accurate and exhaustively detailed as any of Hot Toys’ prior releases. Drax was clearly worth the wait and a must-have addition to the collection of any Guardians of the Galaxy fan intent on snagging the full crew of the starship Milano.
So, what makes Hot Toys’ Drax the Destroyer Sixth Scale Figure such a standout piece? For starters, the 12.5-inch tall figure captures the muscled-up physique and facial likeness of actor, Dave Bautista, with remarkable fidelity. Up close, collectors will certainly appreciate the detail that’s gone into capturing the verdant Guardian’s skin tones, as well as the contours and textures of his distinctive tattoos. Not surprisingly, Drax’s outfit is also exceptionally well crafted. It features highly detailed grey and purple fabric trousers (complete with straps and a working belt clasp) and boots with built-in knife sheaths.
Typical of pieces in Hot Toys’ popular Movie Masterpiece Series, the Drax the Destroyer Sixth Scale Figure boasts an impressive range of poseability. In addition to being built with 26 points of articulation, the figure comes with 7 interchangeable hands (4 lefts and 3 rights) that enable a huge variety movie-inspired poses and display options. While the articulation is remarkable, Drax’s aversion to shirts means there’s no way to hide the rather prominent joints throughout the upper body, arms, and wrists.
When it comes to accessories, Hot Toys’ Drax the Destroyer Sixth Scale Figure comes has seen fit to include a variety of authentically crafted accouterments. In addition to dual knives, and a nearly 7-inch long rocket launcher, the figure comes with an alternate pair of burgundy fabric trousers sporting the Ravager insignia that are easily donned and doffed by removing the figure’s boots. Finally, a 3-piece figure stand emblazoned with the character’s name and movie logo round out the set.
Hot Toys’ Drax the Destroyer Sixth Scale Figure released in June of this year at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $219.99 USD.