Actress Salma Hayek Blasts Hasbro's Eternals Marvel Legends Figure Based On Her Character Ajak Calling It "Creepy"

Actress Salma Hayek Blasts Hasbro's Eternals Marvel Legends Figure Based On Her Character Ajak Calling It "Creepy"


Jay Cochran - October 16, 2021
There is a saying that there is no such thing as bad publicity, but Hasbro's Marvel Legends brand-team might be thinking otherwise after this week actress Salma Hayek went on national television and blasted the Marvel Legends figure based on her Eternals Ajak character which has been released as a Walmart exclusive.

This happened on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live the other night which you can check out below. The part about the Marvel Legends figure starts at time mark 13:15.



During the segment she says the figure and the headsculpt makes her look creepy. Fellow Eternals co-star Kumail Nanjiani who was on with Hayek went on to say it looked like she had E.T. head. For the second headsculpt that is included with the figure she didn't like that one much better saying she looked very sad.
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JayC - 2021-10-19 @ 4:58 pm
On 10/17/2021 at 4:48 PM, mako said:

Why should he give it a rest? Is his opinion not up to your lofty standards?

Because its not relevant to the topic at hand. Someone complaining about not liking how the likeness of their figure turned out has absolutely nothing to do with what gender they are, and this is just another attempt to bring up this tired old subject which once again you all demonstrate can't discuss without it devolving into bickering and fighting. We got it some of you dont like marvel or changing characters. You all have stated it over and over, but guess what its not going to stop Marvel and Disney from doing it, and trying to hijack threads over and over cause you dont like it is not gonna change that. And If I see it happen one more time there will be no more warning, it will be an automatic ban.

Ironspider428 - 2021-10-18 @ 10:52 pm
On 10/17/2021 at 7:59 AM, Atlantis said:

I plainly said that getting faces can be tricky and its not always going to work. If you're just going to ignore what I'm saying to bolster your point you're not being honest.

Mucking up the face and tossing it on the wrong body- when you yourself stated they got Jolie's correct- just doesn't make sense. So yeah it seems intentional. I'm gonna say it again, its about accuracy. If they can get make a face for Favreau and then make a new body mold for him ( which is great because it can be used for other characters too, like what they're doing for Hammerhead), then they can do it for others, and they should have. This problem is prevalent when it comes to their treatment of a majority f of the female characters, and its totally unnecessary.

Ok, I'll concede that you never said they intentionally messed up her face. But you're missing my point. If Hasbro were against "oversexualizing" figures, they wouldn't have made Jolie's figure look the way it does. I don't know what all goes into making new molds like this, but it's way more likely that somewhere in the conceptualism of the design, her proportions got off and it just never got changed before the figure got made.

Virtualzach - 2021-10-18 @ 8:10 pm

I want to see the clip where she complains about the royalties she receives for it.

bashpics99 - 2021-10-18 @ 12:16 pm
On 10/17/2021 at 8:31 PM, Gigantor said:

FYI, this is what the real comic based Ajak looks like...the resemblance to Salma is striking!

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Despite the interesting look AND being one of the few marvel characters with Mayan connections AND (most importantly) being the only Eternal who can "talk to Celestials", I'm hard pressed to think of one interesting line of dialogue AJak has ever had, let alone an interesting subplot or character arc. Not in Kirby's Eternals, not in Thomas' Thor run, not in Gaiman's series. Of course i'm old so i could well be forgetting something, but as it stands the mcu character could hardly be much less memorable than the comic version.

MarvelousFan87 - 2021-10-18 @ 3:53 am

It does not look much like her so I kind of get where she is coming from.

Gigantor - 2021-10-18 @ 12:31 am

FYI, this is what the real comic based Ajak looks like...the resemblance to Salma is striking!

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Emnems80 - 2021-10-17 @ 10:05 pm

I wonder if Hasbro doesn't try as hard for Walmart exclusives I know most of the MCU caps weren't too great either.

mako - 2021-10-17 @ 8:48 pm
On 10/17/2021 at 7:36 AM, JayC said:

You think if the figure was of a male they would have gotten the likeness right? Give it a rest.

Why should he give it a rest? Is his opinion not up to your lofty standards?

Gigantor - 2021-10-17 @ 4:55 pm

No, but the actor more than likely wouldn't have made an issue of it. And again, no reason to have changed it's gender other than pandering.

JayC - 2021-10-17 @ 12:36 pm
On 10/17/2021 at 8:15 AM, Gigantor said:

Maybe if they didn't gender swap the character in the 1st place, we wouldn't be having this Convo. So glad I don't collect MCU figs.

You think if the figure was of a male they would have gotten the likeness right? Give it a rest.

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