Bowen Designs Odin Polystone Bust

Odin is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics.

The character first appears in Journey Into Mystery #86 (vol. Nov. 1962) and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

Odin, the ruler of Asgard and father of Thor - the god of thunder, is probably the only superhero that has died three times, yet is still considered to be a god. His first demise came at the hands of Mangog only to be revived by Hela, the goddess of death. The second death of Odin came when the Celestials dismantled the destroyer, life-force keeper of Asgardians and their ruler. Thor helped in regaining this life-force throughout Asgard.

The most significant death came when Odin battled Surtur. When Odin fell to this arch-enemy, his power transferred to his son, Thor, giving the impression that he was gone forever. Thor once again comes to his father’s rescue, meeting him in limbo between life and death. However, this time, Odin must remain in the netherworld, engaged in a never-ending battle with Surtur in an effort to prevent him from reentering the real world.

One of the underlying family issues between Odin and his son would be Thor’s obsession with Earth, or Midgard as the Asgardians refer to it. Odin believes that the fate of earth is none of their race’s concern, and that Thor should concentrate his energy on protecting their homeland of Asgard.

Odin has a number of powers such as superhuman strength, extremely high immune system, and the use of magic. It is also easy to see how a ruler of cosmic proportions such as Odin might be able to move an entire human race to another dimension; or destroy an entire galaxy. Odin has accomplished both of these feats.

His manipulation of magical energy can also be used in creating force fields, casting illusions, the levitation and molecular changing of matter and inter-dimensional teleportation. These great strengths do not come without consequence, though. After exhausting his energies, Odin must once a year enter into a deep slumber known as ‘Odinsleep’. During this 24-hour hibernation, Odin must be carefully guarded, as he is completely vulnerable to enemies.

Odin’s strength allows him to lift up to sixty tons, about double the lifting capacity of a normal Asgardian male. His aging process is also a great deal slower than normal, though he is not immortal. The physical makeup of Odin’s body, with tissues about three times the density of a normal human’s, allow him to have a high resistance to damage.

Three weapons are used by Odin – The Spear of Heaven (or the Gungnir), the Oversword of Asgard (or Odinsword) and Thrudstrok. Gungnir and Thrudstrok both enable Odin to channel his powers as magic, while the Odinsword for physical combat; even though his old age has kept this to a minimum.

The origin of the powers of Odin has always been shrouded in secret. Some believe they originate from himself as well as his two brothers, Vili and Ve; while others believe it is a combination of the nine survivors of Ragnarok, who created Asgard two millennia ago.

The Odin Mini-bust stands just over 10 inches tall and comes with an interchangeable axe hand.

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Figure Specs

License: Marvel

Product Type: Polystone Bust

Product Size: 10" H (254mm)*

Product Weight: 3.00 lbs (1.36 kg)*

Est. Shipping Weight: 4.00 lbs (1.81 kg)*

* Product size and weight are approximate values. Est. Ship Weight is an estimated value for U.S. shipping calculated by item, box and shipping materials. US shipping costs may be estimated in DIM weight if oversized warning appears above. click here for additional information. International (non-EU) shipping costs are only based on dimensional weight, click here for more information.

Manufactured by: Bowen Designs

Due: Nov/Dec, 2008

Limited Edition: TBD

Pre-order Now $79.99 (more information)

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