Sunday, September 24, 2017

MARVEL LEGENDS - Thor Jane Foster Review !!!

A female version of Thor named Jane Foster . For those of you whom do not know the history of this character , this is NOT a gender change of Thor the character himself. Jane Foster is supposed to be an Earth woman that was chosen by Thor himself as a temporary substitute for him . Google Jane Foster or visit her Wikipedia profile to learn more . I purchased this figure of Jane at a local Walmart for around the $ 19.99 price range . She is part of the Gladiator Hulk build-a-figure series, in which is part of the upcoming Thor Ragnarok movie .

I just love the light blue vivid colors on this series packaging . The Gladiator Hulk pieces that come with Jane are the left leg and lower body armor . Now for a look at the figure out of the packaging .

As for the character, Jane Foster is not an Asgardian hence the Earthly name and normal sized stature . My only complaints about the figure is that the cape makes her a little top heavy , and that I think there should have been holes inserted around the upper neck or shoulder area to keep the cape from falling off when posing her . Other than those two gripes the figure is perfect . Well, I wish the mask was removable however I'm okay with it being sculpted to her face. I love how that since she is portraying a super hero, her physique is somewhat muscular and chiseled . Look at her arms for example, nothing like the average female form . They look sort of muscular as if she's been working out . As you can see she's not a very tall Marvel Legend either , standing what looks to be below six inches tall as Marvel lists the character at 5"9 . The hole in the middle of her upper back is where the cape is inserted, and her shoulder length hair can hold it in place .  So great job by Hasbro for staying true to her height . Now for a comparison shot of Jane next to her famous blond haired mentor .
The above pic proves that Jane Foster is not an Asgardian . She would be close to Thor's size if she was . Here she is posed next to one of my favorite figures of Thor, from back when Marvel Legends relaunched back in 2012 . Notice also that the hammer " mjolnir"  is a different size for both of its owners hands . In Thor's hands it is bigger, and in Jane's hands it is smaller. I'm assuming that Mjolnir magically adjusts its size to accommodate its user . Assuming that they both share the same weapon .
                                                      FINAL    THOUGHTS 
(1) ARTICULATION  -  The shoulder length hair somewhat limits Jane's upper head movement just a little. The rest of the figure has well rounded articulation .

(2) STANDING  ABILITY - Without the cape her stance is fine, but with the cape on it adds just a little small amount of weight to the figure making it a tad top heavy . Adjust her knees for the proper stance.

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - I think the muscular physique looks great on this figure , Plus the wings on her boots are adjustable.

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - The cape does not stay on all of the time. It may fall off when you try to display her in different battle poses .

(5) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THE  FIGURE ? - Although not a complaint, but a removable helmet or an extra alternate unmasked head would have been nice . Find a way to make the cape stay on without accidentally knocking it off .

(6) GRADING  SCALE - I think a 9.0 is still a pretty decent score on a scale of 1 thru 10 . The minus points are for the issues with the cape , making her top heavy and not being able to always stay on the figure .

(7) FINAL  ANALYSIS - It looks like characters from the Thor franchise are picking up steam as Marvel Legends , as more Thor characters , both heroes and villains, are on the way as Marvel Legends .

1 comment:

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