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There's a scene in Avengers: Age of Ultron where the Avengers attempt to lift Thor's hammer and it turns out no-one but Thor himself can lift the Mjolnir.

The weight of such a heavy weapon would surely get to anyone after an extended period of time, and it appears to have taken it's toll on Eaglemoss' Thor 1/16th scale figurine.

Thor is the fourth figure in the Marvel Movie Collection. His stance is one of a hunch with his face looking downwards toward the floor. And yet, it wasn't always this way. The promotional material and images within the magazine paint a different story. One where Thor was looking in the right direction.

Looking down

And so we find ourselves in a similarly baffling situation to Iron Man. The pose has been changed for the worse and it's not really clear why.

Sadly, there's not much else to shout about either with this figure. The figurine is clearly comprised of two parts - one part the body and one part the head and cloak, but there's a clear join and gap between the two. The face on the figure is passable but the paintwork on the rest of the figure isn't particularly up to much either. Detail is 'faked' with the grooves in the model sculpture but some parts of the paint have been overapplied so even that detail is lost.

A closer look at Thor

Overall the Thor figure is disappointing at best. The quality issues seem to widely vary per character and the problems that plagued the series early on seem to be returning.

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4
  • Weighty figure
  • The cape is quite nice
  • Poor paintwork
  • Poor pose
  • Poor gluework

Marvel Movie Collection - Thor was reviewed from a purchased retail copy.

Andrew Smith @andismith

Andrew is a LEGO geek and an avid collector. When he has some spare time he loves to indulge in a video game.

  • Character:
    Thor
  • Price (uk):
    £12.99
  • Purchase:
    Buy online

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