Importing one of Figuarts well-sculpted, well-articulated action figures can be a costly endeavour. But if you want to display this Doctor Strange figure with giant plastic bits of fire, you’re going to have to import him… from the US.
To celebrate the fact that their 15cm Figuarts Doctor Strange is getting an official US release through Bluefin, Bandai has revealed the “exclusive” accessory that the Sorcerer Supreme will be accompanied by when he hits American shelves: Fire. Lots and lots and lots of fire.
I don’t remember Doctor Strange actually casting any fire spells in the movie — although a few of his spells are at least partially fire-adjacent — but it’s hard to deny that it doesn’t look absurdly cool. The seven pieces of swirling plastic flame will be exclusive to the US release of the figure, which like its Japanese counterpart will also come with a series of magical sigils inspired by the designs seen in the movie, complete with alternate hands to show Strange holding and casting them into existence:
Shaky “my hands got real screwed up in a car accident” action feature not included.
The “Burning Flame” edition of Doctor Strange will hit US shelves in June, where he’ll set you back $US85 ($113). Hey, no one said all those fancy plastic pyrotechnics come cheap.
Unfortunately the fire edition won’t be coming to Australia, but you can still pick up the regular ol’ Doctor Strange.