Not sure if it has been mentioned yet, but this figure's head sculpt is definitely different from the teaser's. Considering that HT totally knows that Alligator Loki would have been an enticing purchase incentive to include with this TVA Loki, I wonder if they plan on coupling the reptile with Candidate Loki, who the teaser's grinning sculpt would be suitable for:
Exactly^Wow, this and Sylvie look glorious. The vibes they're giving me are reminiscent of what it felt like to collect in the earlier days of HT, when it was pure excitement.
I totally understand that people want as much pizzazz for their money as possible when it comes to a figure's appearance, but that doesn't always make for the best world building on a shelf, imo. If you're going for a one-and-done, then yeah, I would want the most iconic look possible. But if you've been pursuing the Marvel line for years (during which there have been a lot of iterations of the same characters), then why wouldn't you want the characters' more-unconventional appearances to give diversity to your collection? And with the Endgame Loki on pre-order, there's still a solid option for the regal representation of him. If the figure relates to an interesting narrative, than the coolness of its appearance is relative to your enjoyment of that narrative (Fittingly, Agent Loki was the god of stories). Having loved the show, I love Loki's outfit in it, like a pleasant feedback loop between meaning and aesthetic. Besides, if the whole shelf was exclusively bright or shiny designs, then I imagine it would eventually feel gaudy/overbearing. "If everything is special, then nothing is special."