Thursday, November 11, 2010

Marvel Select Teasing Thor and Loki Figures

Since Hasbro has resigned themselves to tiny little kiddie toys for the new Marvel movies, we've got to look elsewhere for figures that will be in scale with the Marvel Legends we love. DIAMOND SELECT to the rescue! In the December issue of previews, they've got listings for both Thor and Loki figures, based on their movie appearances with likenesses of Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston. Each figure comes with a base depicting the rainbow bridge to Asgard. Get both figures and the pieces go together to form a diorama! Newbs to the line should note that Marvel Select creates their figures in a 7 inch format, making them slightly taller than Marvel Legends 6 inch figures..which isn't such a bad thing for Asgardians. Until we hear otherwise at the 2011 International Toy Fair, these may also be the only mid-range scaled figures to buy. To be sure, Hasbro has to be planning a 10 to 12 inch Thor for release with the film, so if you've got to have a super sized Hemsworth, he'll be coming fo sho.

Also on tap for the December Previews is Marvel Minimates series 38, based on the Shadowland comic book story line. This wave features Daredevil in his costume from the book, Spider-Man, Iron Fist, White Tiger, Hand Soldier, and a limited Classic White Tiger variant.

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