Sunday, September 29, 2013

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - ATALANTA!

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Mt. Olympus Games - Atalanta - ToyBiz 1997

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys showcased many very cool female characters in its six years on the air.  Xena the Warrior Princess may be the most popular, but there were plenty of other formidable women that served as foes, allies, and flames for Hercules.  Atalanta was a recurring character and love interest for Hercules played by champion bodybuilder Cory Everson.  Atalanta was a Greek athlete and warrior based loosely of the Greek mythological character of the same name.  She was also a metalsmith which tied heavily into her role in the show (when Hercules met her while having nails made and later when she was possessed by Ares to forge swords).  In one of her appearances, the first Olympic Games are held and she wins the Javelin competition.  This figure is a little odd, but pretty nice overall.  It doesn't really capture the beauty or physique of Cory Everson, but the costume and weaponry fit in well with the rest of the series and make for a great addition.  Let's check her out below!


Atalanta comes with two swords, three javelins, and a quiver that has launching capabilities.

Here is an assortment of images of Cory Everson as Atalanta from the show.


Here is a cool clip of Atalanta in action.
Time for a Comparison Pic!



  1. Atlanta is such a cool figure. I think she was one of the main reasons I started collecting the Hercules line.

    I probably saw her episodes back in the day, but it's funny to see the difference between the actual woman & the figure in the video above!

    Toybiz were an awesome company. I'm not sure if they are in business anymore.

    1. I keep thinking that this toy would be a lot more accurate if her skin was just darker and her hair was less yellow. The sculpt isn't bad at all, just a litle psycho-looking around the eyes :)

      ToyBiz started to unwind when they lost the Marvel license to Hasbro in 2008. Then they oddly changed their name to Marvel Toys and released a few waves of those (non-Marvel) Legendary Comic Book Heroes figures before folding. I still REALLY want that Vanguard figure from the unreleased LCBH ice giant wave.