God of War Enthusiast Discovers Valuable Kratos Action Figure at Yard Sale

Megan Bonnell


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Among the host of characters in the gaming universe, Kratos from the God of War series is arguably one of the most iconic. Originated from the Greek city of Sparta, the half-god, half-mortal Kratos has a compelling narrative rooted in violence and sorrow. Since his introduction in 2005's God of War on PlayStation 2, fans have followed Kratos's journey, witnessing him eliminate gods using mystical weapons and sheer strength. Although the modern God of War series still depicts a tragic life for Kratos, the plot leans more towards redemption than vengeance.

A Reddit user by the name of GundamEnthusiast came across an astonishing find at a yard sale. He discovered a Kratos action figure from God of War 2, representing the character in his prime years. What’s even more impressive is that this intricately detailed figure had a price tag of just one dollar. GundamEnthusiast noted that the action figure was missing a blade; however, the find was remarkable none the less. To put it into perspective, a sealed version of the same figure usually sells for around $70 on eBay.

The title of the Reddit post mentioned that the user had 'rescued' the action figure from the scorching sun, which led some to assume that the darker shade of the plastic figure might be due to sun exposure. In reality, the figure's skin color is deliberately designed that way, as it reflects an unlockable skin from God of War 2, known as the Dark Odyssey Skin. This version of Kratos, which players can access by completing God of War 2 on God Mode, not only offers a visual variation but also enhances Kratos's power.

The action figure unearthed by GundamEnthusiast is part of NECA’s God of War line, launched in 2008. This range also features the “Poseidon's Rage” version of Kratos from God of War 2 and the “Ultimate” version of Kratos from God of War 3. The most recent addition to this collection is Kratos from God of War (2018). As of now, there are no official announcements regarding a God of War Ragnarok edition of Kratos for this series, yet the idea has garnered significant interest among the franchise's fan base.

This surprising yard sale find serves as a reminder to God of War fans and collectors alike that treasures can be found in the most unexpected places. It also underscores the enduring popularity of the God of War series and its protagonist, Kratos, whose rich narrative and complex character development continue to captivate players around the globe.