AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (HASBRO)
Okay, you had to know which Infinity War figure I was reviewing today. You just had to. Because it’s Thursday, aka Thor’s Day. When a guy’s got the day named after him, he’s kind of a lock for the subject of the review. If you’re thinking to yourself, “hasn’t Ethan already done this gag?,” the answer is yes, I very definitely have. I very definitely will again. It’s probably a safe assumption that I’ll do this with every Thor figure I remember to do this with going forward (so, probably about a 50/50 split; I’m forgetful). Anyway, here’s my latest Thor!
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Thor is another figure from Series 1 of the basic Avengers: Infinity War line. Thor’s design has not changed drastically since we last saw him in Ragnarok. Well, actually, a little before we last saw him in Ragnarok, truth be told. He’s got both of his eyes again. As of yet, all of the trailers and the like have shown him still sporting the eyepatch. It’s still possible it will be healed during the film. Of course, Hemsworth wasn’t actually wearing the eyepatch on-set for Ragnarok, and I don’t believe he was for Infinity War either. It’s always possible licensees were seeing unfinished shots from the film, in order to preserve Ragnarok’s twist, and now we just have a bunch of inaccurate Thor figures. I guess we won’t know until we see the movie. Anyway, the figure stands 5 3/4 inches tall and he has 11 points of articulation. Like yesterday’s Star-Lord, his sculpt has some definite similarities to last year’s Legends release. Understandable, since they’re adapting similar looks. The Hemsworth likeness is halfway decent. It’s not amazing, but it’s hardly like it’s impossible to figure out who it is. The body, particularly the proportions, feel a bit more cartoony and exaggerated than the others I’ve looked at from the line. I think that’s largely the arms, which have almost a Popeye sort of feel about them. It’s not like it looks bad or anything, just slightly different from the previously established style. The rest of the body is fairly well detailed, and his costume is quite well-defined. The paint on this figure is passable, but definitely more on the basic side. Where Cap’s hair went too brown, I think Thor’s goes too yellow, adding more to that whole cartoony thing. Also, his eyes seem a bit off. Or maybe it’s his eyebrows. Either way, he ends up looking like he just remembered he didn’t put the trash out to the road last night. That’s not how I tend to think of Thor looking. Thor is packed with his new weapon, Stormbreaker, which is actually pretty cool, and has some pretty awesome electricity effects going on. Also, like the other figures in the set, Thor’s got an infinity stone, specifically the Space Stone.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Thor seems to be a rarer figure in the first Infinity War assortment, as he’s the one I’ve seen the least. When I found most of the others, he wasn’t there, so I ended up getting him alongside Widow the new day. I wasn’t even sure I was going to get him, but I sort of wanted all of the stones. He’s not a bad figure. Perhaps a little bland in terms of design (having the eyepatch probably would have helped), but he’s still cool.