MARVEL LEGENDS (HASBRO)
“When the state of the universe is thrown into chaos, Thor sets out to protect Earth and beyond.”
You can’t honestly be that surprised, can you? I’m looking at the latest set of Infinity War-themed Marvel Legends and it’s a Thursday. *Of course* I’m looking at the newest Thor figure! What choice do I have? None. I had no choice at all. Sorry, Tony, it was the only way. Wait, wrong moment…uhhh, let’s just look at this here Thor figure, shall we?
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Thor is the second of two Infinity War-themed single releases from the Cull Obsidian Series of Marvel Legends. This is the second IW-based Thor Legends release, following the one from the three-pack with Rocket and Groot. That one was the early film look, while this one’s his design from the film’s climax. It’s more in line with the same basic design he’s been sporting from the beginning, but with the shorter hair, of course. As a major focal point of the film, and the only major character to truly have multiple distinctive designs, a second figure for Thor makes a lot of sense. As with his triple-packed compatriot, this Thor figure stands 7 inches tall and has 30 points of articulation. The two figures share a fair number of pieces (fitting, since it’s the same base design of the same guy from the same film), with the hands and lower half being identical, and the upper body being ever so slightly tweaked to allow for the cape. The head is similar to the last one, but missing the eye-patch, of course. I thought it might be the same sculpt that was used for the Ragnarok figure, but there’s actually a sculpted scar over the eye, so it’s at least slightly changed. He also gets new arms, featuring his sleeves of armor, as well as the previously mentioned cape. The new pieces match well with the film design, as well as the pre-existing parts, and make for a rather solid looking figure. The paintwork is overall very strong work, and an improvement over the three-pack. He lacks any of the electric effects that plagued that figure (which is a bit ironic, since they’d actually make far more sense here than on that figure), and instead gets a lot more texture work, especially on the boots, which look nice and weathered. My only complaint has to do with the head. It’s still well-crafted, but something about it is just very un-Hemsworth. I don’t really know who it looks like, but it’s not Chris. Thor is packed with his new weapon Stormbreaker, the main selling point of this guy. It’s incredibly well-detailed, and even features a removable lightning effect. I know it wouldn’t be strictly movie accurate, but I wish they’d included a non-powered up eye-patch Head here too, since we didn’t get one. Instead, we just get another piece, specifically the left arm, of Cull Obsidian.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
I wasn’t really sold on this guy initially. I definitely liked the three-pack variant better, and this guy felt a little extraneous. Upon getting him in hand, I’m sort of torn. He’s a lot better than I’d expected, and fixes some of the other figure’s flaws, but I just don’t like that head quite as much. Fortunately, they’re easily swapped, allowing me my perfect Thor.
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