Figure Friday: Thor (Ages of Thunder) SDCC 2010 Exclusive

Published on August 27th, 2010

Package Description:

There was a time when the crack of thunder rolled across ancient battlefields, calling men to war. This was the call to arms of Thor, ancient god of thunder. He was the master of the storms that whipped the North Sea into frenzied whitecaps and drove the Norsemen to conquest. He was their strength and their armor. In the millennia since, Thor has turned his eye to the protection of all mankind, rather than the patronage of a slect few. He wields his hammer as a defender of Earth, and protector of the weak, calling down the fury of his storms on the evil that plagues mankind.

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NOTE: This figure comes with a box that is very much designed like a book that you can put on your bookshelf,  just like the rest of the Hasbro Marvel exclusive figures for this year… like the Captain America and Spider-man movie figure. Both the Cap and Thor outer packaging and the card back packaging feature artwork by Joe Quesada, Marvel Comics’ editor-in-chief.

Appearance:

When you first see this Thor figure you can tell he is based on the Ages of Thunder storyline by Matt Fraction. He looks like what a God would like if he was from Asgard. Hasbro did a great job on his face. His head does not look like a bad Fabio novel figure like the Thor from the Secret Wars two-pack. It’s rough, and it’s cut like the face of a Viking who  would kill for his people.

After that my eyes went to the paint job. I love the black paint on his costume. I also love the red on his cape. Talking about his cape I love that way it looks like Thor has been to hell and back with details such as the holes in his cape. One thing I was very happy with is Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir. The way they made it look like it’s been in battle for sometime now was cool. I feel that Hasbro has been working on a lot more small details with this figure. Which makes me happy.  If you look closely on one of the faces, you can make out an inscription; “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor”

Something I did not get is why is there some silver paint on his skin, but aside from that he looks great.

Poseability

This figure is very articulated since it has around 23 points of articulation that I have counted. Swivel/hinge shoulder, bicep swivel, hinge at the elbow, wrist swivel. No balljoint/hinge on the neck though as when I was playing around with this figure his head fell off. Yet I fixed it right away.

If you take your time you can get some great poses from Thor the God of the Thunder, yet he has a hard time standing up. I am not sure why Hasbro did not add a figure stand of this years San Diego Comic Con Exclusive since the new toys come with figure stands.

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Final Judgment: 7/10

He is a great looking figure and a lot of fun to play with.  Just as I posted on my Captain America San Diego Comic Con Exclusive review, I know this is going to be hard to find for fans of both the Marvel Universe line or Thor if you did not get one of these bad boys over at Comic Con this year. You can always try the secondary market since it looks like is currently out of stock on the Hasbro website.

Next time we’ll be taking a look at the all new Deadman figure from series 5 of DC Direct’s  Blackest Night and in two weeks we are going to take a look at the last San Diego 2010 exclusive, the Spider-Man movie figure.

Simon Daoudi
Simon@ComicImpact.com