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Loki is a fictional super-villain and powerful sorcerer based on the Old Norse god / jötunn of the same name. He first appeared in Venus #6 (1949) and was created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby.
Within the Marvel Universe(s) Loki is the adopted brother and archenemy of Thor. Due to his diminutive size, Loki was shamed by his father, King Laufey of the Frost Giants. Upon Laufey’s death, an infant Loki was adopted by Thor’s father, Odin. Loki grew to resent his adoptive brother and father, and his plots to overthrow Asguard and bring about Ragnarök earned him the title of God of Mischief, Madness and Evil. Loki is the primary antagonist in both the Thor (2011) and The Avengers (2012) films.
This pint-sized god was released in April 2012 and has appeared in three sets so far.
Loki wears a dark-grey and earth-green longcoat with diagonal gold strips. Under the coat he wears a several straps and a dark-grey chest-plate with silver and gold markings. The coat extends down the front on both legs and incorporates some sneaky crosshatch detail. See gallery below for the design on which this figure is based.
He wears a standard size earth-green cape and a pearl-gold horned helmet. The face shows a worn, determined expression with white-pupilled black eyes and frowning mouth. The back is not printed.
This is a pretty good translation of the film costume and shows a high level of attention to detail. I count five or six layers of clothing on the torso which is pretty impressive given the size of the figure. The gold and silver highlights give this figure a regal appearance befitting a god. The helmet is oversized but somehow this works anyway.
Overall this is a pretty good figure. Not sure why they did not give him a back print, as other figures have been back printed even when they have a cape. I think a black, rather than dark-grey base colour would give this figure a more menacing look.
You can pick up Loki in Loki’s Cosmic Cube Escape, Quinjet Aerial Battle, and Hulk’s Hellcarrier Breakout.
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