Marvel Select Doctor Strange
I have been slowly but steadily building up my collection of Marvel Select “Infinity Gauntlet” era figures. For as long as I have been building this collection, I have had a stand in from another line for one of the most critical players in the Infinity Gauntlet story line, Doctor Strange. The stand in, for a few years was passable, but now that the real deal is here, …what was before is nearly unbearable. What I’m taking a long time to say is…what took a long time for Diamond Select to release. An incredible Doctor Strange figure! One of the best of 2015, to close out 2015.
- Beautiful sculpt. From head to toe, the detail is staggering, age lines, folds, wrinkles, it’s all there.
- The good doctor is captured in one of his most, one of the most iconic costumes in the history of comics in perfect detail.
- The cape is in perfect proportion to the figure.
- Incredible accessories. An independent Eye of Agamotto on a gold link chain, magic bubble, beautiful stained glass stand.
- On the back of the package is a teased variant head available….WANT!
- When things are made of plastic, and they are made to look this good, sometimes the looking prevents the moving of a figure. Such is the case with Doc here. His tunic slightly limits leg positioning, and to make the tunic look quite so incredible, there is no torso articulation.
- This is not a knock on the figure, but it is an outcry against the maniacs that decide to put thick wire ties on every single limb and lever of a 7 inch tall figure. Thanks to said wire ties, and pure frustration in opening, poor Strange’s fingertip on his left hand got snipped a little. A little glue is a quick fix, but …and it’s definitely worse because it’s the holidays and I’ve been unboxing stuff non-stop for the kids…but so help me if I have to go through another set of 6 wire ties for an action figure I’m gonna pop!
Doctor Strange comes to me long awaited and is greatly appreciated. He’s a must have for any Doctor Strange fan, and fits in amazingly well with the particular crew that I am putting together, which is also pictured.
Big Bad Toy Store has him for pre-order. Your LCS might should also have Doctor Strange!