Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Thor: The Dark World Kurse

Thor: The Dark World opens tomorrow! I hope I can catch it the first day. I've been looking forward to it. The toys have been out for a couple of weeks. I haven't been able to do much shopping of late. Thanks to a friend for helping me get them!

Kurse is a character I don't know much about. From the back of the package he's said to be a powerful villain who serves Malekith (the main villain). I kind of got that from his appearance. He's got such a fearsome head sculpt. The horns are quite something and they were well painted too. There's lots of great detail on his body. He's got a rough, tough looking exterior. Almost the whole figure is textured. The "skirt" is a separate piece and is glued on. It too has great detail. He has some trouble standing and tends to fall backwards, so I had to use blu-tac on him.

UPDATE: He appears like this due to the mask he was wearing fusing to his face. The likeness is spot on.

Accessories. He comes with a grenade like object. I'm not sure what it is but we should be finding out very soon.

UPDATE: This weapon is sort of a "worm-hole" bomb.

There's three more of those things sculpted on his belt. Check out the mud caked /weathered detail of his "skirt". Great stuff!

The articulation is a little lacking. He's only got a ball joint neck, ball hinge shoulders, swivel hinge elbows, 360 type hips and swivel hinge knees. The shoulder pads hinder articulation and he cannot extend his arms out to the side fully. He also can't lift his legs much, especially his right leg due to the "skirt".

If you have no space in your Marvel display we can always use him as an orc.  

Comparison shots. This guy is pretty big.

The articulation could be better but other than that this is a great figure. Can't wait to see Kurse in action on screen. Thanks for viewing!

1 comment:

deSMOnd said...

i think the bad guy looks nicer than thor..haha..