Word snuck out a month or so ago that Hasbro was planning a 2016 Marvel Legends Doctor Strange series to coincide with the movie’s release this fall, but Hasbro never confirmed that news or any action figure lineup–until today! At the 2016 Toy Fair, Hasbro revealed part of the Doctor Strange Marvel Legends Series, including a repainted Dormammu Build-A-Figure, Nico Minoru and Iron Fist!
But I think Hasbro came up with a good compromise, showing off the three figures in the wave that are 100% comic-based, while the movie figure reveals will have to wait for another day.
The Doctor Strange Build-A-Figure will be a repaint of last year’s SDCC Exclusive Dormammu figure. Hasbro says they want to get that limited figure into more people’s hands, so they’re repainting him and including him as this wave’s Build-A-Figure.
I have mixed feelings about this, as a lot of collectors already paid out big bucks to own the SDCC Dormammu BAF, believing it was a total exclusive and not just an exclusive paint job.
Even so, the Marvel Legends Dormammu is a gorgeous figure, and it really would be a shame for him to not end up in as many collectors’ lives as possible. I expect to hear a lot of griping about this choice nonetheless, however.
It’s worth mentioning that this is a weird, rare Hasbro Legends 6″ series with only one female character in it. Usually there are two, but the rest of this wave is filled out by the Ancient One, Brother Voodoo, Mordo, and two movie versions of Benedict Cumberbatch Doctor Strange. Very weird that Hasbro didn’t choose to repack the SDCC Magik figure in this wave as well, seeing as how she’s Dr. Strange’s apprentice.
Finally, we’ve got a new version of Iron Fist in his green costume from his Immortal Iron Fist era. I dig the bandages hands, and I’m happy to see that Iron Fist will actually be coming with effects pieces for his hand this time.
The movie Doctor Strange action figure was also shown during the Hasbro presentation slideshow, but photography was not allowed. He’s still in development, but was looking pretty decent so far.
That’s it for the Marvel Legends 2016 Doctor Strange figures at New York Toy Fair 2016! What do you think, Marvel collectors? Are you in for any of these three characters that have been officially announced so far, or are you waiting to see movie Doctor Strange, Baron Mordo and the Ancient One?