The events of Avengers: Infinity War has left a mark on the galaxy (and small piles of dust everywhere) and now the Endgame is right around the corner. Before we reach the final chapter, let us take a look at Thor. He is the God of Thunder, he is one of last surviving Asgardians and he is an Avenger. In a short span of time he lost his hammer, he lost his flowing locks, he lost his homeworld and since Thanos’ snap he has lost friends. I think this pretty much sums up the man Drax once described as, “…like a pirate had a baby with an angel.”
Diamond Select Toys has released the Marvel Select Thor and Groot from Avengers: Infinity War. The Thor figure stands approximately 7 inches tall. Thor’s accessories are:
• 3 extra sets of hands (clinched fist, grasping and slightly spread out fingers)
• Stormbreaker (Thor’s new weapon)
Originally I was going to refer to Groot as an accessory but that didn’t seem fair; more about Groot later.
The Marvel Select Thor figure has multiple points of articulation. These are:
• Head (ball joint)
• Knees (Double)
The overall sculpt on the figure is quite nice. The detail in the armor, the cape and the overall body are very well done. I also think that the sculptors did good job on Thor’s likeness. I just recently reviewed the Avengers: Infinity War Captain America and thought it looked somewhat like Chris Evans but the Thor figure looks better.
Speaking of past reviews, I stated recently that usually when I get to review a Marvel Select figure there isn’t anything negative I can say but that is not the case this time. Thor’s cape is a problem. Because of the rigidity of the cape, Thor’s poseability is very limited. It is sad because of the many articulation points on his legs. It is a shame that the cape isn’t removable or at the very least, bendable.
Because of his cape Thor cannot be placed in a seated position nor can he be put in the “superhero landing pose.” As some of you may know when a hero (or villain for that matter) makes a landing they land on one knee in sort of genuflection pose. The Marvel Select Thor has all of the joints to do it but the cape will not permit that pose. Perhaps because, from what I have heard, the so called, “superhero landing” is very hard on the knees.
Despite the issue with posing this Thor figure from the Marvel Select line is a nice figure. This is one of those rare occasions that I suggest keeping this figure more for display purposes.
Joining Thor is everyone’s favorite tree, Groot. I have to preface this review by saying that right out of the package Groot’s joints are extremely tight and both his joints and his limbs are very fragile. Fortunately I didn’t break anything when I removed Groot from the package and I took my time with those first poses.
Groot stands approximately 6 inches tall and has impressive poseability. Groot’s points of articulation are:
• Head (ball joint)
• Knees (double)
Groot does come with one accessory which is his hand-held electronic game.
The Marvel Select Groot figure is highly detailed. If you look closely you can see little branches growing out of his head (see photo gallery).
The Marvel Select Avengers: Infinity War Thor and Groot have a suggested retail of $29.99 which is just slightly higher than some of the other figures in the line. I think that I liked the Groot figure in this set more than Thor but to each their own.