After releasing the un-armoured Thanos twice for Infinity War, Hasbro finally gave us the armoured Thanos as a build-a-figure in 2019 for the release of Avengers Endgame. Thanos was broken down across 6 releases in an Avengers wave which included two MCU figures in Ronin and Ebony Maw as well as 4 comic book figures.
With all the pieces assembled, Thanos is put together via the usually push and click method. Each part clicks solidly into the central torso, with the legs being the toughest to position due to the size of the pegs and the corresponding sockets.
The breakdown for the Thanos figure is as follows. You will need all the body parts to complete the figure. However, if you want an un-helmeted Thanos (as you will see shortly) you could skip Hercules and use one of the spare heads from The First Ten Years Infinity War sets (assuming you have it).
Paint & Sculpt 3/5
There is much more detailing on this releae of Thanos than the previous version thanks to the armour. Each armour piece is well shaped and sculpted with intricate paneland lines throughout.
The head sculpt has Thanos sporting a grimmace with teeth bared. While his eyes are painted, they are a very similar colour to the skin tone so do get a bit lost and it makes him look a little like he has his eyes closed.
Painting across the figure is very crisp with a bright sheen to the gold armour. It is however missing a wash to bring out all of that sculptural detail.
Thanos is sporting his Infinity Gauntlet on his left hand, and this in itself is an issue as he never had this in Endgame - wearing only the nano-gauntlet on his right hand late in the movie. This therefore is closer to the Thanos we see attacking the Asgardian ship in Infinity War - although in this case he should not have all the stones. It would have been nice to see Hasbro give us an alternative left hand or skip the gauntlet altogether.
As you can see from our images, and as mentioned above, the head from this figure can be swapped for an un-helmeted version from The First Ten Years Infinity War set.
Thanos comes with his double bladed weapon. This is cast in a grey plastic and has very little detail and no paint apps what so ever. When you consider this is a shiny metallic weapon with varying colours in the blade and a gold grip in the movie - this accessory is a poor substitute.
When we consider ZD Toys have put out a much superior version, this effort from Hasbro is very disappointing and looks completely out of sync with the figure.
For a big figure, Thanos is surprisingly agile and has 16 points of articulation in total.
Head : ball joint pivot neck
Body : Torso T-Joint
Arms : ball joint shoulder, single joint rotating elbow, wrist pivot
Legs : ball joint hips, thigh swivel, double joint knee, ankle rocker
The arms do miss out on double jointed elbows, which does inhibit some movement, particularly getting the Infinity Gauntlet up to that "click" position aside his head. That aside the figure poses beautifully with a lot of action stances and fighting poses available to him. He stands perfectly well on the solid ankle rockers.
This is the more superior Thanos figure purely on the back of the armour. It is well sculpted, well painted and very well articulated. And yet the figure has some big discrepancies such as the Infinity Gauntlet and that poorly executed weapon.
When you consider the cost of buying 6 other releases to collect this figure, 4 of which that are not MCU, then I would have expected a little more from Hasbro. I score the Avengers Endgame Thanos (BAF) a 3 out of 5.