By Baylee Alger
Baylee Alger is a blind man who has a deep love of collecting and reading. He has been blind since the age of 2 due to cancer on his optic nerves. He loves to play drums, fish, and above all, read books. He loves playing video games, and writing reviews for AFJ are one of his favorite pastimes as well. When not collecting, reading or pursuing his lifelong dream of being a writer, he'll often be watching movies, such as Batman, Spider-Man, and the occasional comedy.
In ages past, we've always looked to the sky, wondering of the existence of gods or a singular god. But in the Marvel universe, we may just run into a few. One of these is Thor, Son of Odin, God of Thunder. A mighty warrior and the heir to the throne of Asgard, this mighty god is a force to be reckoned with.
Today, we look at his 12- inch Marvel Legends figure. And what a treat it will be. So, I welcome you to...
This was a figure I initially found at Barnes & Noble. It was heavier than the other figures I'd gotten, and when I asked who it was and got my answer, I was thrilled. I hadn't known he existed! So, that Friday, I went online and I bought him. When the box came and I opened him, the figure was a sight to be felt, ironic as that sounds. He was one of the largest figures I'd yet seen, having only the Black Panther figure at the time. I did my initial feeling of the box: An extra head with removable hair and a helmet, two hammers, for some reason, and two extra hands: A closed fist and a slightly open one for gripping.
Now, to the figure itself. This figure is a foot tall, like all the rest, though he is thicker than the others. He's wearing heavy armor, wearing a cape, and wielding Mjolnir. You can either pose him with or without a helmet, and one face is bearded while the other is clean shaven. My figure is wearing his helmet with the bearded face. Speaking of which, I am again stunned by the details to which these figures go. The beard is not merely painted on, it is sculpted and fully tactual. That's something I love, for it helps me get in actual contact with the figure. Starting from the top, Thor is wearing his winged helmet, and it is fully removable. This was very helpful to me; it gave me real context on where his helmet ends and the rest of his face begins. Removing the helmet so I can feel the rest of his face, I found his eyebrows to be sculpted as well, just like his beard. His ears are hidden in his hair, but you can make them out, and his mouth appears to be open for some reason. My assumption is a battle cry.
His armor feels organic to me, as though forged to look like the male torso. His breastplate appears to be molded to the pectorals. His right shoulder seems to have a few vein patterns on it as well. His belt seems to hold up a loincloth or surcoat of sorts, and there is a loop for Mjolnir to rest. I may consider putting Mjolnir there rather than in his hand.
His boots are my favorite part of the figure. They start at his knees, from what I can tell, beginning with forged knee guards. The boots, though, are made in such a way as to feel like they are made of leather. This is the same with his belt, and those little details have always been a favorite of mine.
His cape is a close second for my favorite part, for the cloth feels rich and not cheaply made. One side of the cloth seems to be a bit clingier than the other side.
My overall impressions on the figure are positive. It was worth the money I spent on it, and it's size, weight, and detail really make it stand out in the collection. It's a truly godlike addition to my collection, and I am very proud of it.
Order MARVEL LEGENDS SERIES 12-INCH THOR from the HasbroToyShop HERE.