Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Avengers Endgame - VALKYRIE!

Marvel Legends - Avengers Endgame (Thor BaF Wave) - Valkyrie - Hasbro 2019

I'm first and foremost a comic nerd, and I have a special penchant for cheesy Bronze Age characters. While this era may not be a total cheesefest, my favorite characters are the awkward ones where I imagine the writers would come up with a name, then slap together a (super stereotypical) look based on that. Valkyrie is a prime example. She's a tall busty blonde with thick braids, metal cone bra, and spear... right out of a Looney Tunes opera (and I love everything about her). So when Tessa Thompson was revealed as a leather-clad warrior-type with bare arms and face tattoos, I had extreme reservations. However, watching Thor: Ragnarok, it quickly became clear that although this was an entirely new concept for the character, it was solid, funny, believable, and Tessa had a great screen presence. And all doubt was eliminated when she donned an amazing white outfit with gold and blue details by the end of the movie. Two years later we get a figure of this look and it was worth the wait! let's check out Valkyrie!

Valkyrie comes with the same sword and scabbard (although repainted) that her 2017 figure did. 
She also comes with her amazing blue cape.

Valkyrie also comes with the Right Leg Build-a-Figure piece for "Lewbowski" Thor.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Valkyrie with her first 2017 Thor Ragnarok figure. I always thought the original was a great likeness, but the new one blows it out of the water.

And here she is with the (sadly cape-less) Titan Hero Series figure.


1 comment:

  1. Great figure. Glad they made this along with the original.