Jeff Goldblum gained viral glory as one of the Thunder God’s antagonists in Thor: Ragnarok, but it was the other who was a true powerhouse: Cate Blanchett‘s Hela.
A woman scorned and erased from the Asgardian narrative while her significantly less-powerful brothers got all the glory, she brought to the table a compelling motive, great and frightening powers, and the willingness to use them in a genocidal fashion. Unsurprisingly, the Hasbro Marvel Legends action figure of her was extremely popular, and commands anywhere from $50-$75 on the secondary market. Enter Mezco. The One: 12 Collective rendition of Blanchett’s death goddess is also in the 6-inch scale, but with higher-end costuming and accessories; considering after-market prices, the $80 price tag on this one is reasonable. Packed with both the “antlered” head and the more goth-like long-haired version, this Hela also includes eight hands, two swords, and a display base.
Mezco already have an Arena Thor and Gladiator Hulk figure, so here’s hoping they continue. Valkyrie, Korg, and perhaps even a Grandmaster would be welcome additions to the line. We’d hate to even speculate what an in-scale Surtur would cost, but it’d be cool to see one anyway.
And while we’re on a female villain kick, how about a Hannah John-Kamen Ghost figure? Nobody’s announced one of those yet. A clear “phasing” variant would practically double-sell itself.
Somehow we think Hela would approve.
Are you going to add Thor’s bad sister to your shelf? Afraid she’ll smash your replica Mjolnir? Let us know in comments below.