Loki (Movie Series)

August 25, 2014 | By | Reply More


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As part of the seasonal restocks last Christmas, local Walmart stores received a really considerable shipment of the 6-inch Movie Series Avengers figures by Hasbro. I must say that at the time, this series was not one I would feel obliged to acquire in it’s entirety right away, after getting Hulk, but I ended up getting the whole series in a few subsequent trips.

 

MS Loki (18)I don’t have a complicated algorithm to select a second figure after I getting the one I want most, other than simply pick whatever character seems to be the less abundant on the pegs on a second visit, and that one was today’s review subject, none other than Loki.

 

Movie Series Loki is depicted in his full regalia, as he appeared in the movie at the start of the climactic battle scenes. Loki wears his horned helmet, a green cape and a long vest over his tunic.

 

All of the aforementioned pieces are made from flexible plastic and can be removed. Loki was evidently designed to at the very least wear his vest piece at all times, since his physique looks freakishly thin without the added bulk provided by the garment.

 

The costume is fairly intricate and close to way it looked in the movie, but the best feature has to be the face sculpt, which displays a remarkable likeness to actor Tom Hiddleston.

 

Articulation on Loki is quite remarkable and well integrated into the character design, consisting of:

 


MS Loki (10)• Hinged peg neck

• Pegged hinge shoulders.

• Upper biceps swivel.

• Double hinged elbows.

• Swivel wrists.

• Swivel waist.

• Pegged hinge hips.

• Upper thigh swivels.

• Double hinged knees.

• Pegged hinge ankles.

• Rocker feet.

 

 

MS Loki (17)All of the joints work really well, but the rubber skirt piece that simulates the lower edge of his tunic really limits the range of movement on both hips, even though Loki can still adopt some combat stances.

 

The paintjob on Loki is very good in terms of application, even though the color palette could have used a little more work. The combination of greens works very well, but the golden bits of armor could have used a much brighter color of gold.

 

It is not horrible, by any means, but compared to the much smaller figure from the 3.75-inch range, it is evident that Loki would have looked much more imposing if the gold parts had been painted instead of left in the color of the plastic they are made of.

 

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Loki comes armed with his scepter/spear thingy. It was established in the movie that the size and shape of this weapon can be altered by the will of its user, but it still strikes me as odd that Hasbro decided to go with it most compact presentation instead of a full blown staff. This is one other aspect where the small version of Loki has the clear advantage.

 

Loki also ships with a plastic display base, designed to resemble hexagonal plates and which can interlock with similarly shaped pieces from other figures in this series.

 

Even though Movie Series Loki is not perfect, it is nonetheless a pretty darn good representation of the character, in my opinion.

 

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Errex Score: 93/100

 

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I’ve been collecting action figures since the original Kenner Star Wars days. Nowadays, I still collect pretty much anything that catches my eye.

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