Up Close with the Hot Toys Thor Asgardian Light Armor Sixth Scale FigureOctober 7, 2014
For fans of 2013s Thor: The Dark World eager to snag Hot Toys miniaturized take on the titular demigod, the wait has finally ended with the release of the Thor Asgardian Light Armor Sixth Scale Figure.
Similar in many respects to the more widely available standard figure, Hot Toys Sideshow Collectibles exclusive Thor Asgardian Light Armor Sixth Scale Figure depicts the hammer-wielding deity as he appears sporadically throughout The Dark World sans the form-fitting scaled chest and arm plating.
Joining Hot Toys acclaimed Movie Masterpiece Series (MMS); the roughly 12-inch Thor Asgardian Light Armor Sixth Figure is as exacting and exhaustively detailed as any figure the company has shipped. In addition to capturing Thors brawny stature and dimensions, the piece boasts a head sculpt and portrait that portray the likeness of actor, Chris Hemsworth, (complete with realistic skin texture, stubble, and hues) with jaw-dropping fidelity. At its core, Hot Toys Thor features an action figure body with over thirty points of articulation. Impressively, the exposed arms feature internal elbow joints shrouded beneath a supple sheath of artificial skin. Hopefully the technique will become more commonplace with upcoming figure releases as it results in a far more natural and lifelike appearance.
Not surprisingly, the Thor Asgardian Light Armor Sixth Scale Figure comes adorned in a costume thats been painstakingly recreated to match its onscreen appearance. After getting an up-close look at the masterfully hewn crimson cape, faux armor components, imitation leather straps, and metal-accented boots, even discerning collectors will find themselves once again rapt by Hot Toys trademark attention to detail.
Ever the mavens of sixth scale accessories, Hot Toys has ensured that its depiction of fair-haired half-sibling has arrived with a host of authentic extras. In addition to three additional pairs of interchangeable hands, and a pair of disc-shaped armor plates, the Thor Asgardian Light Armor Sixth Scale Figure comes with a wieldable 3.5-inch version of Mjolnir complete with a weighty metallic head and leather wrist strap. An exclusive figure base (sculpted to resemble rocky terrain with a logo nameplate emblazoned on the front) rounds out the package.
When it comes to movie accurate collectibles, the Hot Toys Thor Light Asgardian Sixth Scale Figure is a must-have for Marvel enthusiasts. The sold-out, roughly $230 USD figure may be an elusive quarry at retail, but given its stunning depiction of Odins ascendant offspring it doesnt require divine insight to see why.