Tonight we are finishing up the Dormammu Wave of figures from the Doctor Strange Series. We have one last figure and then the Build-a-Figure of Dormammu,
First up, let’s take a look at Iron Fist. It hasn’t been that long since we received the white outfit version (First wave of 2015). You can see him in my review back then: http://wp.me/pRvoW-uh
This version is similar, using the same body, if not one that is very similar. It is the thin Spider-Man body with really good dynamic articulation. If you can’t make the pose with this body, the body wasn’t meant to bend that way. The white version had more of a realistic head, while this green version has more of a comic head.
The white version came with a huge assortment of hands that pop on and off at the wrist. This version has a unique variation. The wrist and forearm are together in one part. Iron Fist comes with energy fists attached. They have a really cool look of being clear yellow, but you can see something inside, like his skin is glowing but not the bones underneath. In this version, there is no wrist movement, which is what you would want in a punch anyway.
The other set of hands are wrapped, from the attachment point on the forearm to the fingers. This is more of a classic look for him.
He also comes with flames for his fists, which the white version did not receive. That gives a lot of different pose potential.
Building Dormammu. He has a lot of parts that come with the different figures. There are the standard parts, 2 arms, 2 legs, torso, waist, and head. He also comes with football player type shoulder pads, as well as a set of flaming skulls.
The building of Dormammu is pretty straight forward. I did have some trouble getting the legs attached. I found that if I removed his skirt, I could get the legs onto the pegs, and then put the skirt back on. The rest went together really well.
The paint is beautiful. The purple is bright and dark at the same time. It has a shimmer to it, even though it is a matte color. The red parts are gloss, while the black parts are mixed gloss and flat. His muscle tone is so well done. Being a figure that is a head and a half taller than the other figures, he has to be done well, since you can see all of his musculature so much better. From the front to the back, everything is so well detailed.
Now for the flaming skulls. They were so hard to photograph, since they are bright green and blue. On the box the art shows Dormammu holding the two skulls. If you were to look at the bottom of them, they have a rounded post hole that looks like it could fit…
That’s right, on the neck post of a figure. It works pretty well. They are a little high on the neck, but it gives the desired effect, and would definitely leave the Marvel Universe worrying if Dormammu was able to control other characters.
This is a pretty good wave overall. There are a few I would have skipped if I didn’t want to build Dormammu, but I did get them for a good price on Amazon, so I am not terribly distraught about getting those figures. There is a lot of magic going on in this wave, and now we can have some good magic wars.