Welcome to Flashback Friday: The MCU. In this series you’ll get a review and discussion on some of your favorite Pops and Dorbz from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Here, we really appreciate the shared universe so the figures will come from film, television, and streaming. This week I’ll be looking at The Mad Titan Thanos.
The Mad Titan has made very few appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe thus far but promises to play a huge role moving forward. Thanos first debuted in the MCU in 2012 during a mid-credit scene in the first Avengers film. Thanos was next seen in 2014 in Guardians of the Galaxy. He was attempting to get Ronan the Accuser to do his bidding. Josh Brolin was cast as Thanos for Guardians and reprised his role in 2015s Avengers: Age of Ultron. He’s seen at the end of the film putting on the Infinity Gauntlet without any of the Infinity Stones. Thanos’s next appearance is scheduled for 2018s Avengers: Infinity War and its currently untitled 2019 sequel.
The Thanos Pop was released in 2015 and is numbered 78 in the Marvel Pops line. Thanos is part of one of the largest amounts of Pop lines for an MCU film ever. There are 24, yes 24 Pops in the Guardians of the Galaxy series. They include:
Thanos (Glow in the Dark) (Entertainment Earth) (#78)
Rocket Raccoon (#48)
Rocket Raccoon (Flocked) (SDCC 2014) (#48)
Rocket Raccoon (Ravagers) (Previews) (#48)
Rocket Raccoon (Flocked Ravagers) (#48)
Groot (Mossy) (#49)
Groot (Glow in the Dark) (Loot Crate) (#49)
Star-Lord (Unmasked) (Amazon) (#52)
Dancing Groot (#65)
Dancing Groot (Ravagers) (Entertainment Earth) (#65)
The Collector (#77)
Angry Groot (#84)
Dancing Groot (Holiday) (#101)
Dancing Groot (Holiday Snowy) (Hot Topic) (#101)
Star-Lord (Mixed Tape) (Box Lunch) (#155)
Cosmo (Specialty Series) (#167)
Wow that was a lot of Pops!
The Thanos Pop has a blue costume and blue helmet. There is a gold trim around the helmet and gold trim throughout the costume. The boots are also gold. The skin is a very light purple with black eyes and very white teeth. Compared to what we see in Guardians of the Galaxy the Pop looks nothing alike. The skin looks somewhat similar but that’s it. The blue on the Pop is far too bright and the gold isn’t faded enough. The gold in the film is very weathered and we just don’t have that on the Pop. Thanos does look cool but hopefully we’ll get a more accurate portrayal of the Mad Titan in the future.
If you’re interested in owning this Thanos Pop Figure it should be fairly easy. He can be purchased for a relatively low $12.00 wherever Pops can be sold. If you can’t find Thanos in stores you can definitely find him on Amazon and eBay. As always please check out our Facebook group which can be found here for all of your collection necessities. You can also find any and all Guardians of the Galaxy Pops from our various members.
Please join me next Friday for another Flashback. Thanks for reading!