Toy Review: Marvel Legends | Thor


Today’s review is the Marvel Legends Infinite Series The All Father Odin Series Thor. I’ve been holding off buying this figure, for no apparent reason. Mostly because I couldn’t find it at any of my retailers and the price was too high. I also didn’t feel I needed the figure since I already have a pretty good modern Thor in my Marvel Select Thor which I reviewed a while back. That said, I found him on sale with free shipping on Target’s website and snatched him up. I’m excited because I’ll get to finish the BAF in this series as well.

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Figures in the Series

Figure Details

  • Character: Thor
  • Manufacturer: Hasbro
  • Series: Odin All Father
  • Dimensions: 8
  • Recommended: Ages 4+
  • MSRP: $19.95 Paid: $15.27
  • Part Number/SKU: 630509273966
  • Buy it on Amazon

Articulation – ★★★★

The articulation is decent on this figure. Thor is considerably larger and bulkier than the majority of the Marvel Legends figures. His articulation isn’t great, but I do like it a little better than the Marvel Select Modern Thor which I gave 3 stars for the articulation. Let’s take a closer look.

Total POA’s = 30

  • Arms – There are 7 joints per arm.
    • Shoulders: Ball Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge Joint which both are decent enough, especially for a bulky figure. A little more range of motion above the shoulders would have been great, but it’s not the end of the world here.
    • Bicep: Peg Joint which is nicely molded to follow the natural bicep look.
    • Elbow: Single Pin/Hinge joint as well as a Peg Joint at the top of the elbow joint. This peg joint is really unnecessary, since we have the bicep joint. I would have preferred to see an additional Pin/Hinge joint in the elbow, though I don’t know if it would have provided anything additional. The range of motion in the elbow is very limited. You might be able to bend the elbows about 80 degrees.
    • Wrist: Peg Joint as well as a Pin/Hinge joint. Both operate very well and were nice and tight.
  • Legs – There are 7 joints in each leg/hip/ankle area.
    • Hips: T-Jointed Ball Joint provides a good forward kick motion, though backwards is hindered by the skirt piece on the back. Thor is able to do the splits almost entirely; quite an amazing feat for such a big guy.
    • Thigh: Peg Joint at the base of the ball joint provides decent motion, though perhaps not as critical since we have T-Jointed hips instead of Y-Joints. Still these will come in handy.
    • Knees: Double Pin/Hinge joints in the knees allows for just over 90 degrees of bend in the knee. More than enough for this figure.
    • Ankles: Each ankle has 2 joints. Pin/Hinge Joints that allow for mostly poor backward motion and poor, to ok forward motion. There is also a Peg Joint which serves a little purpose, but an ankle rocker would have been a better idea here.
  • Body – There is one joint in the body area. This is a Double Ball Joint which adds up to possibly the best joint on the figure. Thor gets pretty good ab crunch as well a good back arch. Side crunch is minimal, but still there and the torso swivel more than compensates for the lack of a waist swivel.
  • Head: A single Ball Joint which is massively hindered by the sculpt of the head. There is nearly no up or down motion. The side-to-side is hindered by the hair sculpt and there is no tilt. This was a big fail.

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Mold – ★★★★☆

I really like the way this figure was sculpted. It’s on par with the Marvel Select figure I keep talking about. There’s lots of great detail work throughout the figure.

Some of the highlights are in the legs and head sculpt. The detail of both areas is phenomenal, especially for a Marvel Legends figure. Hasbro really did a wonderful job sculpting the mail armor int he thighs of the figure. The boots also look great and have some nice details with the sculpted straps, as well as the sculpted metal things on the ankles (I have no idea what to call them).

The head sculpt, though it does cause some articulation issues, is still really nice. I wish they could have hollowed out the base of the head a little bit to give him some motion, but the look of the sculpt is great. His face looks wonderful.

The one place a little extra texture could have been used is in the chest area. It’s a very smooth look, which still looks good, I would have gone with a slight texture look. Overall, however, there’s just so much detail in this figure that you’re not going to worry about this little shortcoming, and most would likely enjoy it anyway.

Paint – ★★★★

The paint apps on this figure are also very solid. There could have been a little extra shading on the arms, but even that isn’t a big issue for me. Where this figure stands out above the aforementioned Marvel Select figure is that the paint doesn’t peel, and chip off on the Marvel Legends figure.

My favorite part of the paint apps of this figure is by far Thor’s hammer which we’ll talk about in a moment, but I had to mention it here. The next best, would be his helmet which they employed some of the same techniques as the hammer. Overall, the paint was really well done, and very clean. Had they done some shading in the shirt/upper body area I would have given the paint apps 5 stars.

Accessories – ★★★★★

When you buy a Thor figure, you expect his hammer Mjölnir right? Hasbro did not disappoint. Mjölnir is sculpted perfectly, from the handle up. It fits perfectly in his hands and just looks really nice. The paint application is stellar. The black wash with a metallic grey dry brushing looks amazing. Yes, a little extra paint on the handle would have been nice, but not super important.

Thor also comes with a sword which I believe to be named Odinsword (creative name). This thing is massive, which is good because Thor is a pretty big figure. The sculpt work of this accessory is very well done. There’s nice detail throughout. Hasbro dropped the ball a bit on the paint, however. There isn’t much, and most of the sword is simply a grey plastic. The hilt has an ok brown paint, but otherwise, there’s just about no other paint to be found.

Packaging – ★★★★☆

Standard Marvel Legends Infinite Series packaging which is great.

Overall Rating – ★★★★☆

This is a really solid figure. He meets all of my expectations and I’d consider him just a little better than my Marvel Select one, namely because he doesn’t seem as fragile. He may or may not be a must have for most. There are a lot of Thor figures out there, but if you don’t already have one, this would be a great addition to your collection.

Do you have any of these figures? If so, do you have a review to share? Please share in the comments or link to your review.

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