Well, it is no surprise that we would end up with a few different Dr. Stranges in the Dormammu Wave of Marvel Legends based around the Dr. Strange movie. Today we are going to take a look at the three Doctors that came in the wave. Let’s start with the movie version.
The outfit is fantastic. This has some of the best detailing that we have seen in the Marvel Legends movie figures. There are a lot of layers to this outfit that we see Stephen run around in, so they had a lot of work to do. The colors are really well done, with lots and lots of variation. He comes with his cape. I would really have liked to see it come in soft goods, but we don’t see that much in this scale, so I was not really surprised.
The good doctor comes with his shield that he can make with the magic. It is a really good looking piece. It was a bit bent coming out of the box, but with thin items like this, that is generally the case. The colors are well done to give a bit of a look like something that is glowing. There is a handle on the back for the doctor to hold onto. I think it would have been a better touch if it looked a bit more like it was coming out of his and as energy, and not a physical shield. But in the movie, it was out in front of him, and that would have been rather hard to pull off.
Dr. Strange comes with a second set of hands with mimic when he is using his magic. That was one of the best things they could have done for us. The hands are very important for the movie, and we needed them.
In the movie, Dr. Strange is sent out of his body, and and into the Astral Plane.
To accomplish this in the figure, they used the same body as the movie figure, but colored him with pearl white. There are actually some color variations in the white.
This is not probably going to fall onto anyone’s top 10 list of best figures, but it is still really well done. He comes with the necklace, and that is the only accessory he comes with. He has the magic hands, and no cape.
This is one figure that will probably make it into people’s collections just since they need the part to complete Dormammu. I would have skipped him too, but I also wanted to complete Dormammu. I am glad I was able to get him for a pretty good price on Amazon.
Finally we have the comic Dr. Strange. This is a reuse of the body of Dr. Strange we got back in the Hulkbuster wave. They gave this Doctor new forearms, a new red paint design on his chest, and a cape.
They had to give him the cape this time around, since it was a big part of the movie.
He also comes with the energy effects we have seen a lot of recenly. This time the energy effects are in orange to match the movie version’s colors.
This is a pretty good start to the wave. Not the most creative, with one figure used twice, and a reissue of a figure we had not that long ago. It could have been better. I don’t see why they didn’t include some of the other key characters from the movie. There were plenty to choose from.
Well, next time we will look at a few more of the figures. More movie and comic figures to come. Plus one thrown in for good measure who does not really tie into Dr. Strange.