Disney+ already spoiled the identity of Sophia Di Martini's Loki Variant, but that's now been confirmed by some tie-in merchandise that will be released in the UK later this year. Read on for details...
But that's not what I want to talk about.
This is about a piece of merchandizing -- Loki helmet replicas you can buy.
But THAT's now what I wanted to talk about. I wanted to talk about the Certificate of Authenticity. I'll just leave this here:
Certified inspired by? A lot of stuff I make is inspired by stuff. Should I be including certificates?
I don’t think pukunui was implying there was. Here’s how I imagine it might have gone down:
“Let’s include a certificate of authenticity to bolster the perception that this prop replica is a rare and valuable collectible, thereby allowing us to charge a premium.”
“Sounds good, but let’s make sure we don’t certify anything that could get us in trouble, e.g. that this is an exact replica or anything like that.”
From there, it’s pretty easy to see how they might have landed on the marketing-speak abomination of “certified inspired by”.
There's this little tidbit in the episode itself apparently. It seems she is Loki in that she's the child of Laufey but is using a different name. One which may be more of an easter egg than anything else.