Monday, July 20, 2015

Marvel Legends Infinite Series Dr Strange (Marvel Heroes)

A prelude to what's coming soon. Here's the Marvel Legends Dr Strange from the Hulkbuster BAF series.

Dr Strange is wearing his modern costume. If I recall correctly I think he wore it at the time the new Defenders team was formed. It looks okay. I still prefer the classic costume though. He's got a nice head sculpt, one fitting for a middle aged person. There are wrinkles at his forehead. The moustache was sculpted too and well painted. The hair has good detail. The light grey paint for the sides is patchy. That may actually be a good thing as I like the hair to be a mix of grey and black. The torso is new. It has the appearance of a tightly worn attire. The material is stretched and has some wrinkles on it. Nice! The forearms are new too. They form part of his gloves and are textured. I think the legs belong to the Bucky Captain America. The "skirt" is a separate piece and I like that it is windswept to one side. It adds dynamism to the figure. The paint application is good overall. One minor gripe is the red on his abs is of a brighter tone than the rest of his costume. 

I like Dr Strange with a cape so borrowing the Toy Biz one. It fits well enough and he can stand well with it. I would like a new one just as big and which allows better arm articulation. 

Accessories. He comes with the same translucent mystical effect pieces as Scarlet Witch. They are light green in colour here. The loops are too big for his wrists and you need to slide them up his forearm for them to stay on properly.

Articulation. He's got a ball hinge neck, ball hinge shoulders, bicep swivel, double jointed elbows, swivel hinge wrists, ab crunch, waist rotation, ball hips, thigh swivel, double jointed knees, calf swivel and ankle hinge and pivot. The neck hinge seems to have fixed levels. Up, straight and down. It's not easy to have him look anywhere in-between. His left leg is hindered by "skirt" portion. We can lift it up to his ab area so as to allow better leg articulation but then he'll look weird.

Comparison shots. He's grown since the Toy Biz version.

Great figure! Thanks for viewing!

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