Hasbro Marvel Legends Doctor Strange Figure Review

The last time we had a classic Marvel Legends Doctor Strange action figure, he looked like he's wrapped in a giant tortilla. And in the long ago time of 2005, that was the absolute best it could get. Thankfully, Hasbro has gotten the Marvel Legends license and has been using it very well recently, updating beloved characters using the latest in action figure sculpting and technology...all at mass market price!

Cue the new Marvel Legends Doctor Strange that came out very recently, a sought-after and long-awaited update that had collectors salivating from the preview pics. But promotional images are one thing, having it in hand is another. So let's take a look and see if this new and improved Strange is pure magic or a big fat con!

Man, we've come a long way from ToyBiz! Hasbro did a bang-up job updating Doctor Strange's Marvel Legends figure for the modern aesthetic. The sculpting is awesome, with his blue tunic rippling with folds just like in the comics, and the Cloak of Levitation is made of soft rubber and sculpted to look like it's billowing majestically behind him!

I've got to admit I wasn't ready for how brightly colored this Doctor Strange figure is, but it works here since saturated blues, reds, and yellows are often reserved for "comic book" versions of characters. I do wish Hasbro could have gone the extra mile in paint in some areas like his yellow sash, which looks awfully bright and cheap!

The good Doctor Strange here comes with two head sculpts! The default head has Stephen Strange's stern face, his eyes staring a hole through a sumbitch, most likely a demon who thought to roll up to Sanctum Sanctorum unannounced. The alternate head has Strange with his hair disheveled, his eyes closed and lips pressed tightly in deep concentration. Both are undeniably Stephen Strange from the comics. Good job, Hasbro!

Marvel Legends Doctor Strange is well articulated that you can pose him in a variety of iconic poses. His big-ass cloak hinders his arms somewhat, but you can fudge around to find a sweet pose spot. You can even pose him in the lotus position popular in meditation!

A magician sorcerer like Doctor Strange needs to look like he can do magic. Good thing the figure comes with a pair of orange translucent energy effects to simulate him casting spells! It looks great paired with his iconic "devil horns" hands, which are also included, so we can display Marvel Legends Doctor Strange in full Sorcerer Supreme mode.

As if that's not enough, in a nice case of being "spoiled rotten", Hasbro also included not one, but two iconic accessories for Doctor Strange! One is the Axe of Angarruumus from Jason Aaron's Doctor Strange comic run. The details look gnarly, and a grasping alternate hand is included so Strange can hold this mighty weapon.

The other is none other than the legendary Wand of Watoomb! It's cast in gold plastic with a little bit of paint wash to bring out the nicely sculpted grooves and details. Look at those cute frowns! The weapons don't store anywhere on the figure, so they'll be stored away until you have need to display them. But at least you got the starter set for your own Doctor Strange relic room!

And finally, we get a masked head sculpt from Doctor Strange's short-lived blue mask look in the late '60s. Just a repainted Silver Surfer head! It's nice for fans of the look, but he had a different costume when he went around wearing that mask, so it's not comic accurate regardless. This might be gold for customizers, though!

With all the shit going on in the world today, I'm glad to find some happiness in the strangest of places. When you take a well-loved character, give it a nicely updated action figure, and load it up with so many accessories, you can only get the magic that is Marvel Legends Doctor Strange. A worthy inclusion to any Marvel Legends collection, and an amazing figure in its own right!

I hope you found this review helpful! Stay safe out there, and thanks for reading!

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