Saturday, May 14, 2016

Marvel Legends Series 3.75" Defenders of Asgard Comic 2-Pack - Odinson & Thor (Jane Foster)


Here's a look at the Marvel 3.75" Defenders of Asgard Comic 2-pack.




I haven't been this excited for new Marvel Legends 3.75" figures for some time now. This Jane Foster Thor is the main reason why. She looks absolutely gorgeous. It's like she stepped right out of the comics. She's got a great head sculpt. There's nice detail on the helmet and the wings. The paint apps are good. They did the eyes and lips well. And I love the metallic paint used for her helmet and armour. The figure reuses a lot of the She-Hulk body. The torso the upper arms and legs are similar. I can't understand why they changed old forearm section which had wrist swivel and replaced it with ones with weirdly sculpted hands. They are bent inwards. It'll only look good when she raises Mjonir. The lower legs were newly sculpted. I like the strapping detail. The "wings" at her ankles are separate pieces, as is the belt and "skirt" section. There's great detail on the "skirt" piece. There's lots of fabric detail and it has a little texture to it. She wears a big flowy cape. I like the shape and size of it. It's not too heavy for her and it is flexible. It is maybe a little too long which affects posing. On the other hand it can help her to maintain certain poses.

Accessories. She comes with Mjonir which is the same one as the Secret Wars 2-pack Thor's. Hers has metallic paint for the head and also some black wash.


























The other figure in the 2-pack is of Odinson. Get it? Odin son.... in other words Thor, the original one. His appearance is based on the time when he was a youth. Which may explain that big eyed, smug look, smiley face of his. Seriously what's with the head sculpt. It's a very odd look for him. He kinda looks like a Disney character Or maybe that's what they were going for. Anyway, the body looks good. It's a new large sized body. There's a nice bit of sculpted detail for his tunic. It's tied at the top. The wrist bands were painted on. There's great sculpted detail for his leg coverings and there's some dry brushing on them which is nice. The belt and sash is a separate piece. I like the big painted buckle. Attached on it is a strap to serve as his cup holder? Lol. I found that amusing. Look at the way it sticks out. It's actually so he can carry his weapon. He wears a short cape. It is torn and tattered in several areas. Draped on his shoulder is an animal pelt. It has furry detail on it and you can make out the legs. And it has some light greyish shading on it.  


























He comes with Jarnbjorn, the weapon he used at the time. There's nice strapping and wood grain detail for the handle. I like that they did the markings on the blade. As mentioned, he can carry Jarnbjorn in his "cup holder".


Articulation. Odinson has a ball joint neck, ball hinge shoulders, swivel hinge elbows, ball hips, double jointed knees and ankle hinge and pivot. He cannot look down or up. Head rotation is hindered by his hair and cape. There's not much bend at the elbows due to his big arms. 


Thor has a ball hinge neck, ball hinge shoulders, bicep swivel, double jointed elbows, ball joint torso, ball hips, thigh swivel, double jointed knees and ankle hinge and pivot. She can look down okay but not up. Head rotation is restricted by her hair. Despite the good articulation there's not many poses she can do due to the pretty stiff "skirt" piece. 







Comparison shots. Odinson looks similar to the Ages of Thunder Thor we got previously.







Thor (Jane Foster) is a great figure and highly recommended. Odinson would be better if not for the odd head sculpt. The body looks pretty good actually. I would have preferred if we got his bare chested look and with prosthetic arm. I think it goes along better with the Jane Foster Thor. Thanks for viewing!


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