Tamashii Nations are releasing their S.H. Figuarts Marvel Cinematic Universe line in the States with additional large accessories to differentiate themselves from similar figures from other companies. The first was Iron Man Mark VI with his Hall of Armor (of which there are more coming) and today’s Dr. Strange with Burning Flames is next.
Dr. Strange is a really solid figure, nailing the sculpt and paint. The cape is hard plastic like the figure with articulation so no soft-goods here. It’s a bit angular due to the articulation joints, but overall executed well. The head sculpts are sharp with laser printing for the paint. The resting face is perfect, but emotive face is a bit off IMO. And my personal copy had some cross eyes. As with all laser printed faces, if you zoom in super close you can see the dots and it’s a bit weird, but from any normal distance it looks natural.
Articulation overall is good with standard S.H. Figuarts construction which by default is above average. There are plenty of extra hands for all his magical moves. As for the accessories, he comes with 2 pairs of energy effects for the hands that can be attached to a plug in a set of hands, or, inserted between the hand and forearm. The flame effects have been released before but have a slightly different paint deco closer to actual flames.
As for where this figure+accessories line is going – after Dr. Strange, expect Star Lord with explosion pieces, Iron Man Mk II & V with Hall of Armor pieces and Spider-Man Homecoming home-made suit and regular suit with wall pieces.
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