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Avengers: Infinity War Toy Reveals A Big Change In Store For Thor

This post contains spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok and possibly Avengers: Infinity War.

Marvel's newest round of Avengers toys have once again revealed perhaps a bit too much about an upcoming movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

According to a report by Comic Book Movienew bobblehead figures from Hot Toys appear to show a big change in Thor's status quo in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, rolling back a setback the character suffered in his most recent solo movie.

In case you don't remember, Thor: Ragnarok saw the Odinson lose his right eye in a battle with his villainous sister Hela, the Goddess of Death. While losing an eye barely inconvenienced the God of Thunder in combat, it did mangle his look, leaving the hero bruised and battered and shorn of his locks by the end of Ragnarok, where Infinity War picks up.

If they do indeed reflect the events of Infinity War, the two Thor bobbleheads seem to tell a little story of personal growth and triumph for the mythical Asgardian fighter. 

The first figure shows Thor with an eyepatch, charging himself up for combat, Dragon Ball Z style. As you can tell, he still sports the scars of his battle with Hela, with only one lightning-charged eye visible. All is as expected with this figure.

The second figure, however, throws a wrench into the mix, introducing a short-haired, two-eyed Thor with new armor and a new weapon. Scarring around the figure's right eye appears consistent with the damage Hela caused, with one big difference: The eyeball is back, seemingly suggesting that the God of Thunder is going to regenerate his eye as a part of the push against Thanos.

Comic Book Movie points out that Thor has in the past powered himself up in a manner that manifests more armor with his mind, an odd and oft-forgotten skill the Asgardians apparently can use. But while audiences have seen Thor spontaneously generate magical armor around his body before, we've never seen him regrow an actual body part. If all this turns out to be true, it begs the question — why hasn't he regrown his hair?

As the trailers for Infinity War have suggested, Thor will spend much of the third Avengers movie kicking it with the Guardians of the Galaxy, who will presumably connect with him in space after the events of Thor: Ragnarok. These toys also confirm at least a temporary alliance for the character with Rocket Raccoon and teen Groot.

Previously, a toy called the Hulk-Out Hulkbuster seemed to confirm a major setpiece from the upcoming superhero movie, revealing that Bruce Banner will wear one of Tony Stark's Hulkbuster Iron Man suits before going green inside of it, bursting out of the armor like a vengeful, angry nesting doll. 

However, it's worth noting that these evident leaks regarding tie-in products aren't always on the money, with occasional liberties being taken with story for the sake of making a kickass toy. 

Previous reports that a Lego set had revealed Thor to be using the comic book weapon Jarnbjorn in Infinity War turned out to be not quite accurate, with it later being confirmed that Thor's weapon in the movie would be a massive axe called Stormbreaker. So as fun as it is, and as accurate as it might end being, it's still worth taking all of this toy-sourced information with a healthy abundance of salt.

We'll be able to see for ourselves what happens to Thor in Avengers: Infinity War when the movie launches in theaters worldwide on April 27. Hopefully he survives.