Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Marvel Legends - KING VALKYRIE!

Marvel Legends - Thor: Love and Thunder - King Valkyrie - Hasbro 2022

Since the last time we saw Tessa Thompson on screen as Valkyrie, an interesting thing has happened. She became one of those rare cinematic characters who inspired a new comic character. Sure, there have been other "Valkyrie" characters in the history of Marvel Comics, but the MCU version had zero connection to them (other than name). But in 2021, a new Valkyrie character was introduced in the pages of Mighty Valkyries #1 who was a direct interpretation of Tessa's character. Of all the MCU heroes and villains seen so far, the one character always leaving me wanting more was Valkyrie, and I thought this comic would be the only chance for detailed storylines. But then the toys for Thor: Love and Thunder were revealed and suddenly we learn that she has become King Valkyrie and is the ruler of New Asgard on Earth. I can speculate a lot from two toys and a 26-word blurb on the cardbacks, but I think it's fair to assume we are going ot see a lot of Tessa in this movie. Let's check out King Valkyrie below!

King Valkyrie comes with a shortsword. It looks like the Dragonfang blade she has 
used in previous movies, but it looks more detailed to me.

King Valkyrie also comes with the Head and Club for the Build-a-Figure Korg.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is King Valkyrie with her wave-mate, Thor.

Here are the three Marvel Legends MCU Valkyries so far: Endgame, Love and Thunder, and Ragnarok.

And here she is with the Basic Series King Valkyrie.

The headsculpts appear to be identical with some minor retooling for the hair and neck peg.
The plastic and paint quality is much cheaper on the Basic version.

The neck pegs differ, but with some simple retooling the basic King Valkyrie head 
could be used on a Legends custom.


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