Pre-order pages have started popping up for the Bandai Premium Web Exclusive S.H. Figuarts Thor figure based on his appearance in Avengers: Infinity War. This is a Japan-only exclusive, but you can still order him if you’re cool with paying a bit of a premium for shipping and the figure if you don’t live in Japan.
He’s available for pre-order from Nin-nin-game.com and the Bandaionline.com web shop for less than $80 without shipping. I’m sure he’s available at other Japanese based toy retailers, but I’ve purchased limited edition figures from both of these online retailers in the past, so I consider them to be mostly trustworthy. Now each of them has also cancelled these types of Japanese only exclusives on me too, but I was given full refunds and credit to make up for the cancellation, so I’m still comfortable doing business with them.
The figure itself is fairly basic in terms of accessories, which is a bit disappointing for an exclusive of this nature. Thor is styled after his Wakanda battle appearance, so he’ll have his black armor and a soft goods cape. He’ll only have two pairs of swappable hands and his new Stormbreaker hammer, so like I said the overall package is a bit light. I would have liked to have seen an alternate head with the eyes lit up Thunder God style, as well as some lighting effects, but that’s just not the case.
You can check out additional imagery for the figure below. Thor should ship next February and we’ll have more concrete information on the status of the figure for the UK market as we get it from our collaborators Tamashii UK / The Cosmic Group.
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(Original imagery and information from Bandai)
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Last modified: August 31, 2018