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Five-fingered hands, two-toed feet, pointed ears, ridges on top of head looks like leather halter with buttons or studs, matching wristbands; unsure about the colors. Skin might be green, possibly gray. Harness is possibly orange or red. Studs are possibly yellow or gold. Skin looks warty.

Photo of the goblin-like character described above, it is printed ona  piece of fabric

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    any additional context of the source of this image? Game piece, year, etc...?
    – NKCampbell
    Mar 1, 2019 at 3:26
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    Unless someone says otherwise I'd just assume it's some really crappy early Green Goblin merchandise ~ given the fur "bracelets" around it's calves there's a chance the original artist meant those to be split toed boots (rather than feet) & they just got colored in wrong by the later merchandisers.
    – Pelinore
    Mar 1, 2019 at 3:34
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    My guess would put the gentleman as a breed of troll working against Asgard and Thor.
    – Blaze
    Mar 1, 2019 at 4:00
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    In some ways this strongly makes me think of my first wife
    – Danny Mc G
    Mar 1, 2019 at 13:22
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    @SS "Yoda smash!"
    – Jenayah
    Mar 1, 2019 at 15:39

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My nephew asked me to ID it, and I could not figure it out. The piece in question is from a Marvel magnet set for kids.

I contacted the manufacturer, Lee Publications, and this was their official response:

Those were created over a decade ago. That is a goblin of Asgard. They were very minor characters used to fill space.

Hope that clears things up!

Marvel magnet set box art enter image description here

Close-up:

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    That's a hilariously honest answer. So does this 35 magnet set come with 5 superheroes and 30 goblins?
    – Kyralessa
    Apr 7 at 17:45
  • A very interesting answer. I can only find a few mentions of goblins in the Thor comics and they don't really look like this.
    – Valorum
    Apr 7 at 19:11
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    Great work. Have a +1 and a little something extra for your efforts :-)
    – Valorum
    Apr 7 at 19:13
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Five fingers, two toes, studded vest - it's a rock troll.

See Ulik as an example:

Ulik, a rock troll, with hairy arms and legs, green clothes and knuckle dusters

Now Rock trolls are typically orange skinned, but they have been depicted as green on some occasions (like the image shown above).

The troll in the picture looks very similar to the rock troll king Geirrodur, although he normally wears the more regal type robes as shown below.

Geirrodur in pink regal robes and a blue flowing cape

So I think the image is just generic rock troll.

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I think this is Abomination.

Abomination, the green skinned lizard like character with blue pants on saying: I was using my stra-guh-dee!

A more realistic depiction of Abomination with no clothes on

Details are on the Monster Wiki

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  • I debated posting this, but I can't find any examples of him wearing a similar outfit and the head-shape is different in pretty much every version I've seen from the 1960s and 70s.
    – Valorum
    Mar 1, 2019 at 14:32
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    Quite sure it's not Abomination. Abomination usually doesn't wear a lot of clothing, especially not armor, and is far more muscular than the pictured character.
    – Morfildur
    Jun 19, 2020 at 15:07
  • @Morfildur I think you are correct and the Rock Troll looks more likely, I'll leave it as a possible answer.
    – mwarren
    Jun 22, 2020 at 7:06

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