Noah Syndergaard Thor bobblehead features awkward Mjölnir (pic)
The New York Mets on Saturday will hold Noah Syndergaard as Thor Bobblehead Night at Citi Field. The first 15,000 fans through the gates will receive the aforementioned bobblehead in a promotion fittingly sponsored by Marvel.
A look at the Noah Syndergaard @Marvel sponsored Thor bobblehead the Mets are giving out Saturday at Citi Field. First 15,000 fans. pic.twitter.com/19xiDJSlWF
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 19, 2017
Given the Mets ace’s uses the Norse god’s name as his moniker (here and here), it makes perfect sense to depict on-the-mend pitcher as Thor.
It also makes sense to include the hammer of Thor, Mjölnir, in the souvenir. Unfortunately, though, some Internet wiseneheimers — not to mention at least one major media outlet — have taken notice that Mjölnir arguably resembles something not suitable for a bobblehead.
Noah Syndergaard as Thor Bobblehead looks like something you'd find in Kevin Plawecki's locker https://t.co/UD9iPXCWNu pic.twitter.com/vh1hI5lGnX
— NY Daily News Sports (@NYDNSports) July 20, 2017
Alrighty then. For those not up to speed on the Kevin Plawecki’s locker reference, here you go.
When the bobblehead giveaway was announced earlier this year, a mockup of the Syndergaard Thor figurine were released.
Here’s a mockup of the Mets’ July 22 Noah Syndergaard “Thor” bobblehead giveaway, in partnership with Marvel. pic.twitter.com/5JmivXPENk
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) March 13, 2017
Suffice to say, the designers of the Syndergaard Thor bobblehead should have stuck with the concept art — especially as related to the way Mjölnir is depicted — than how the final product ended up looking. Yeah.