Toy Review: One:12 Collective Marvel’s Doctor Strange Figure (Mezco)

  Hauntober continues with sorcerer supreme Dr. Strange. Dr. Steven Vincent Strange first appeared in 1963’s Strange Tales #110. After a car accident that left him unable to continue his […]

 

Hauntober continues with sorcerer supreme Dr. Strange.

Dr. Steven Vincent Strange first appeared in 1963’s Strange Tales #110. After a car accident that left him unable to continue his practice as a doctor Strange sets out to find a way to repair his hands. His travels brought him to the Ancient One who trains him to become a sorcerer supreme.

Mezco Toyz welcomes the doctor to its growing line of One:12 scale Marvel figures. Let us start with the basics. Head sculpt is well designed down to the touch of side gray on his hair. Articulation has multiple points allowing for a plethora of poses. The only downside I noticed was the ankle joints seemed a little loose.  As always the outfit made of cloth is comic accurate and seems pretty durable when posing the figure, although sometimes it seems the suit can hinder certain poses, handle with caution as to not cause unnecessary strain on the suit.

Accessories include: 4 pairs of hands, two Eyes of Agamotto one opened one closed, Cloak of Levitation because of the wires in the cloak the cloak can stand by itself, magnets help attach and keep in place on Dr. Strange. I was not brave enough to test the cloaks wire to see how flexible it is. Astral projection of the Dr. which attaches to the posing post this is a cool looking piece with the right lighting would give it a stand out effect.  Last but not least two spell effects one offensive and one defensive. These were very flexible and easy to attach to the figure again with the right lighting these would be a standout accessory.

Overall, I will continue to toot Mezco’s horn until I find a bad figure in the lot. This was a fun figure to pose and play with. I enjoyed all the accessories, swapping the eye was a bit tricky at first and the loose ankle joint bothered me a bit but not enough to hate on this figure. Dr Strange is still available on Mezco’s site so go grab him before he is gone. Price is an affordable 80 dollars. There are three versions of this figure with different accessories. The other versions are the first appearance New York Comic Con exclusive which includes the Orb of Agamotto, and the PX version as he appeared with the Defenders.

Mezco continues to be the bar of action figures and as long as they continue to produce these gems I will continue to purchase them. If you are not in the Mezco collection this is a good time to jump in. Mezco has very little downtime between figures and usually keeps to their release dates.

About Mike Hopkins - Feature Editor

As a long time collector, Mike's love for pop culture began in the 1980's with G I Joe and has grown since. Today he is our Managing Editor specializing in reviews of Mezco, DIamond Select Toys, DC Collectible and many other brands. As a writer he brings a honest but fair review style to Fanboy Factor. "What makes us who we are is our opinions other wise we get lost among many others who do not stand apart in the crowd."