Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Mystery: What's inside ML3 Thor's torso?

This is Loosecollector Customs. Where we put Scooby-Doo and the gang out of business and watch Captain Planet instead.
Today we solve one of the greatest Marvel Legends mysteries. One that affects the very fabric of reality...
"What is inside ML3 Thor's torso?"

Yep, this figure got issues. He can't firmly grasp his hammer, he's missing two dots on his
underpants because it's painfully too tiny, he's got a turtleneck collar, and he looks like Arnold...
(Thor pic courtesy of OAFE. Thor fodder donated by Swayze Express. Thanks brother!)

But the biggest question is his torso. It's a single piece of plastic with a rubbery sculpt on top, like so....


And now the answer...

Then the obligatory follow up question, "Why would they do that?" 

Here's why... 
The first MarvelLegends were made by Toybiz and their early ML figures use parts from existing
molds, mostly from their WCW line. Thor shares torsos with Hak (AKA Sandman).
The sculpt for the rubbery cover is new. I don't get why they don't just make that the full torso instead :). 

And this early X-Men movie Logan figure used even more parts from Hak than Thor :D!

Hope this satisfied your curiosity and I'll see you again next time. Keep loving the hobby and God bless you all :)!


  1. You are the toy detective! That is amazing!

  2. You do a lot more than just make great customs LC. I enjoy your website a lot.

  3. You guys are amazing! How do you figure these things out? U saw the Thor chest and thought it's Hak, just like that?