It’s been the better part of a year since the Marvel Select Doctor Strange movie figure first apparated at shows and events for collectors to drool over–but after a lengthy wait, the Diamond Select Toys MCU version of the Sorcerer Supreme has finally arrived in retail stores and our collections today! I prefer to secure my Marvel Select figures from online retailers, but I couldn’t resist heading over to my closest comic book store to check out the DST Doctor Strange in person…
Even so, while the Benedict Cumberbatch led Dr. Strange movie wasn’t my cup of tea, that’s not to say I’m not buying the movie Doctor Strange toys that come out. I’ve got three 6″-7″ either in-hand or ordered right now, and a Hot Toys on the way.
Well, I think he’s quite nice, honestly. While Hasbro did a good job with their Marvel Legends Dr. Strange figure, I think DST’s version certainly has a better likeness. Not perfect, mind you–but definitely better.
Diamond Select’s Strange does, however, come with the single best accessory of any movie Dr. Strange figure–a diorama-style Sanctum Sanctorum display base. It was rather tough to get a good photo of it (since it’s in the back of the package), but first-hand the base looked very nice.
Along with the display base, Stephen also has three pairs of interchangeable hands and an orange translucent plastic energy effects piece. The magic effect is a little small, but I love the color.
The Marvel Select Doctor Strange figure from the movie is now available online and from comic book and specialty stores. The figure was just officially released today, so it may take some stores a little while to receive their stock or process orders. This is the only figure that DST will be making from the first Doctor Strange movie–I’d love a Karl Mordo or Kaecilius myself, but it looks like the Doc is going stag for his first movie toy appearance from DST.
Having seen the finished product now, how do you think Diamond Select Toys’ Doctor Strange movie figure compares to Hasbro’s Marvel Legends and the SH Figuarts versions, Marvel collectors? Which do you think is the greatest 6″-7″ Benedict Cumberbatch figure in the land?