My last review of the week is the Thor and Enchantress Secret Wars two-pack. Like the Doom two-pack, this was the first chance for Marvel Universe fans to pick up a Thor figure, not to mention an Enchantress. On paper this two-pack seemed promising, but sadly, the plastic reality wasn’t so great.
Luckily the figure that will sell this pack, Thor, turned out pretty well. Although I do love the details on the modern Thor figure, there’s still something that really appeals to me about his classic look. It’s definitely not as intricate or Norse looking, but it has those great primary colors and Jack Kirby design that pops off the page.
The design may be simple, but there are still some really great sculpted elements to this figure. He has a brand new torso with those classic round armor plates, new wrapped boots with knee guards, and even a couple wrist bands. His cape is also nicely detailed with those long flowing folds. But I think the nicest part of this figure is actually his head sculpt. It has that perfect square jaw, flowing hair, and even the wings on his helmet have sculpted feathers.
Sadly the biggest problem with this figure is with the paint. Some of the more noticeable areas are the slop around his chest plates that make them uneven shapes. There’s also a lot of messy smudging from the black spaces on his boots to the yellow wrappings. You can even see little splotches of yellow hair paint on his face and helmet if you look closely. A bad paint job can really kill the positives of a good sculpt.
Thor’s got the familiar MU articulation. His head, biceps, wrists, and waist are swivel joints. The shoulders and ankles are swivel hinges. The upper chest and hips are ball joints. The elbows are hinges while his knees are double hinges. Pretty decent all the way around, I just really wish they would have given him a ball jointed head. That always goes a long way to adding character to a figure.
The only accessory that comes in this two-pack is Thor’s mighty hammer, Mjolnir. Although I do wish Mjolnir was a bit bigger, I have to admit the sculptors did a great job with this piece. Just like Thor, this version of Mjolnir was made to look simple like it had popped off the pages of a Silver Age comic book. The sculptors even added the famous inscription “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.” I love little details like that. Continue to Page Enchantress…