Thanos is THE villain of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the one that pulls all the strings and will have his debut in the third Avengers movie.
Thanos is a mutant born in Saturn’s Moon titan and is the son of the Ethernals Mentor and Sui-San. Although he was a pacifist in his younger years, he becomes evil after knowing Mistress Death. In order to impress her, he kills millions of his own race. In the MCU, the Infinity Saga, Thanos tries to gather all the Infinity stones to create the Infinity Gauntlet so he can be omnipotent.
In the LEGO world, this figure appears in 2 different sets. One is a small minifigure of the Migthy Micros series, in set 76072-1: Mighty Micros: Iron Man vs. Thanos and a bigger one in the set 76049: Avenjet Space Mission along with Captain Marvel, Hyperion, Space Captain America and Space Iron man.
The minifigure that arrived to the Den is the latest in the list above. Well, to be fair this is not a “mini”figure. This is in fact a big figure.
It’s a huge figure that represents one of the biggest villains in the Marvel universe. Maybe because of that LEGO has represented it in this big form.
The minifigure is really basic. It uses the mould of most of the big figures were the only moveable parts are the arms. In terms of detail, the figure is really basic. It has Thanos color scheme with same details in the front part of torso but none in the back.
At the end of the day, the only reason I can figure to have this minifigure is the fact that it is the only (serious) representation of Thanos in the LEGO world. I would prefer a small minifigure with a lot of detail. Something like the mighty micros version without the smiley face and short legs.