I recently became an affiliate over at Entertainment Earth, and it was a great choice. My first task was to review an item, and I was incredibly lucky to get the Mad Titan himself (along with Howard the Duck's Pop! Vinyl).
It's no surprise that [The Avengers: Infinity War](movie:738027) is going to feature Thanos as the main villain. He's got history, cameos, and the Infinity Gauntlet on his side. Either way, the official description is below:
Shake hands with Thanos, the "Mad God" of Titan. On second thought, maybe that isn't such a great idea! With 14 points of articulation, this astonishing Thanos Marvel Select Action Figure is a finely detailed representation of the villainous legend, complete with a removable Infinity Gauntlet and an in-scale unarticulated figure of Death. What more could you possibly ask for?
Thanos is perhaps best known for his lust and desire to please his dark mistress, the human embodiment of Death. In her name, he has destroyed countless worlds and snuffed out millions of lives. With the cosmically charged Infinity Gauntlet in his grasp, Thanos nearly wiped out every living being in the universe, and would have succeeded if not for the intervention of some of the Marvel Universe's greatest heroes.
One of the vastly powerful Eternals of Titan, Thanos was shunned as a child for his gigantic form and grotesque appearance. Wandering the galaxy, he assembled a small army of soldiers, mercenaries, and malcontents, as well as a vast arsenal of weapons of mass destruction. During his travels, Thanos encountered and fell in love with the embodiment of Death, who had assumed the form of a humanoid female. To prove himself worthy of so awesome an entity, he set out to provide his companion with what he thought she desired: the death of every living creature!
So let's brief that into an easier list:
- Thanos, Death, a detachable Infinity Gauntlet, and a face for Death are included
- Thanos has 14 points of articulation, meaning he has 14 different movable "joints"
- Finely detailed, with Thanos standing at almost 15 centimetres, and Death a little shorter at approximately 12 centimetres
I mean, for $23 USD, why wouldn't you get it? Thanos merchandise is only going to get more expensive when Thanos becomes more and more well known (corporate schemers, damn you!).
The Thanos figure is extremely durable, majority of the body being made of hard plastic (except for his collar, which is a strong rubber). Death is made entirely of hard plastic, but not hollow, making her just as strong.
If you have kids who play with action figures like these (or you're just messy, I won't judge), then you might have second thoughts before buying Thanos. Good news for you in that case: Thanos and his mistress can be cleaned with a damp cloth. No paint comes off. Easier than killing Captain America with the Infinity Gauntlet.
So if you are interested (here's hoping you are), you can order here.
All in-stock item's shipping is free when the order is over $79, and select pre-orders are also free. If the status shows "Temporarily Out of Stock", that just means the current shipment has been sold but a new shipment is planned--but don't wait until it's back in stock to order yours, as it's always possible the following shipment will sell out, too. Also, credit cards are only charged when the order is ready to ship, so don't worry.
I also got a Howard the Duck Pop! Vinyl bobble head, and I mean, there's nothing special to say about it, other than the fact that's it's beautifully detailed. The designers captured his anger and annoyance at life. Kudos for that. If you're interested in that, or something along those lines, you can go here.