Thursday, April 22, 2021

Action Figure Review: Thanos from Marvel Legends Series: The Infinity Gauntlet by Hasbro


     It has been almost a year since I last reviewed a Marvel Legends figure but a mixture of some great new releases from Hasbro and a recent rewatch of all of the MCU films have gotten my attention again and I've been picking up some figures I missed out on previously. I saw this fantastic new Thanos figure and I just knew that I wanted him. While I've purchased many of the toys based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe characters and enjoy them my Marvel Legends collection leans more heavily towards the comic side of things. I really like collecting the comic versions of characters who have appeared in the MCU and considering that Thanos is the big baddies of Phases 1, 2, and 3 he was a must have. Hasbro has released a few Thanos figures before but this guy is the most classic version so far. He comes in the deluxe Marvel Legends packaging with a "The Infinity Gauntlet" branding on the front and seems to be available pretty widely. ready for a look at Thanos? Then join me after the break...

The Facts:

Height: 7 1/2 inches

Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, double hinged knees, thigh swivels, swivel/hinge hips, swivel waist, mid-torso hinge, swivel/hinge shoulders, bicep swivels, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, and a double ball jointed head. 

Accessories: 2 swappable portraits, 3 swappable left hands

Non-Scalper Price: $30 dollars

The Positives:

* So far as I can tell this version of Thanos is a completely new sculpt. He's wearing his classic blue and gold outfit and designed to look bulkier and just a bit taller than your average Marvel Legends figure. The gold of his outfit looks pretty nice and the blue of his bodysuit actually has nice shading to show off the details of Thanos' muscles. To further capture the design of Thanos' outfit Hasbro has outfitted him with a large gold...collar? Shoulder pads? What do you call that thing, anyways? It looks cool, though, as does his belt and bottom of his tunic. 

* Thanos has a fantastic headsculpt. I love how expressive he is! The work on is skin is excellent and even the individual teeth in his mouth stand out. Is this a cry of rage or a malicious laugh at finally accomplishing his long planned goal? I think there's an ambiguity to it that works for either scenario. Thanos has range. Can't deny it.


* Thanos is a burly guy so he doesn't move like those thinner, sleeker heroes but he's still a well articulated and durable figure. He's just a fun character and I've been having a blast posing him in all sorts of intimidating ways.


 * Thanos comes with three interchangeable hands. One is a standard fist (on the right) which matches his right hand. The second is an open hand with the Infinity Stones painted on. It's pretty cool looking and makes for some great intimidating gestures.


* The third hand is the best, though: It's a snapping hand! I love it! It just looks so amazing on the figure and is such a cool way to display the figure on the shelf. It's one of the best alternate hands I've ever seen!


* There's a second portrait included in the set as well and it's a headsculpt of the older King Thanos from Earth-TRN666 where Thanos is victorious and has wiped out most life in the galaxy. It's a really cool sculpt with Thanos rocking a grizzled beard that'd make the Asgardians jealous and a crown befitting of Sauron himself. It's not going to be my preferred way to display the figure but it's a darn cool extra.

   Thanos is a really cool Marvel Legends figure and a Great take on the Mad Titan. Considering he's a deluxe release it would have been nice to have gotten another headsculpt (maybe one of the ones from the Walmart exclusive figure) or perhaps another accessory or two but this is still a solid figure. Honestly, this guy kind of started my Marvel Legends collecting again. He just snapped his fingers and my Marvel Legends collection doubled! Was that how it was supposed to happen?


This is the first figure of Thanos I've reviewed. For more figures from Hasbro's Marvel Legends Series check out the following:
Marvel Legends Series by Hasbro (2016)
Enchantress (Mystic Rivals)
Nico Minoru (Mystic Rivals) 
The Punisher

Marvel Legends Series: Avengers by Hasbro

Marvel Legends Series: Black Panther by Hasbro (2017)
Black Panther 

Marvel Legends Series: Black Widow by Hasbro (2020)
Black Widow: Deadly Origin
Marvel Legends Series: Captain America by Hasbro (2016)
Black Panther
Demolition Man (Mercenaries of Mayhem)
Nick Fury 

Marvel Legends Series: Captain Marvel by Hasbro (2019)
Captain Marvel

Marvel Legends Series: Deadpool by Hasbro (2018)
Deadpool (Boxers)
Deadpool (X-Force)
Lady Deadpool 
X-23 (X-Force)

Marvel Legends Series: Fantastic Four (2017)
Mr. Fantastic

Marvel Legends Series: Guardians of the Galaxy by Hasbro (2017)
Groot Evolution

Marvel Legends Series: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 by Hasbro (2017)
Gamora (Daughters of Thanos)
Nebula (Daughters of Thanos)
Rocket Raccoon & Groot

Marvel Legends Series: The Punisher (2019)
The Punisher 
Punisher: War Machine

Marvel Legends Series: Silver Surfer by Hasbro (2018)
Silver Surfer

Marvel Legends Series: The Unbelievable Gwenpool by Hasbro (2018)

Marvel Legends Series: Typhoid Mary by Hasbro (2018)
Typhoid Mary

Marvel Legends Series: Venom by Hasbro (2018)

Marvel Legends Series: X-Men by Hasbro (2016)
Kitty Pryde

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