Monday, November 8, 2021

The Eternals - THENA!

Marvel Legends - The Eternals - Thena (Target Exclusive) - Hasbro 2021

I was always wondering when Angelina Jolie would make an appearance in the MCU. I always pay attention when certain actors take on toyetic movie and TV roles. No actress beats Helena Bonham Carter for the most character toys produced, but I always pay attention to those on the cusp of being heavy hitters. With Tomb Raider and Maleficent toys in abundance, plus animated figures from Kung-Fu Panda and Shark Tale, Angelina has some decent momentum. I think her acting style lends nicely to the regal nature of The Eternals and I was happy to learn when she was cast. What surprised me was how active her role was. As a sort-of embodiment of the mythological Athena, she had the most choreographed, weapon-heavy battle sequences. When I saw this toy with her royal appearance and seemingly ceremonial-looking staff, I wrongly assumed she would be a political character, giving directives or prophecies from afar. Seeing her as one of the strongest and most violent Eternal was a shock.

This Target-exclusive figure is gorgeous, the pearlescent gold and champagne armor creates a monochromatic look that is stunning. The photos don't do it justice and tend to make her face look a little washed out and sickly, but in person she is beautiful.

Thena comes with the most accessories of any of the Eternals toys. Its makes sense since she is the warrior character and can manifest weapons out of cosmic energy. She comes with two sets of hands, three different blade weapons, and a staff.

Time for some Comparison Pics!

Here are all my Eternals ladies together: Sersi, Makkari, Ajak, Thena, and Sprite.


1 comment:

  1. I gave her armour top a quick wash with a black Prismacolor premiere brush tip marker (archival ink) and it looks amazing.

    The black gets in the little crevices and brings out so much detail. Especially in the round medallion shapes.