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Master Mordo

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
by yo go re

Since we already used a Lord of the Rings joke last time, this time I think we'll go with Futurama. MORDO DEMANDS ANSWERS!

Mordo has gone rogue since leaving Kamar-Taj, hunting other sorcerers for breaking the laws of reality and is never far off the trail of Doctor Strange.

There's something odd going on with the Doctor Strange 2 toys; it's like they're being shipped one at a time. First week I saw Dr. Strange himself, next week was America Chavez, then Wong and Mordo, then... well, that would be telling. You're reading these all at once, but they're being written and secretly posted as they show up, so you'll have to wait until tomorrow to see who made it to stores fifth. But go ahead and place your bets!

Mordo was one of only two movie characters who made it into the first film's Marvel Legends line, but that was before Photo Real painting was a thing, so this one should in theory look more like Chiwetel Ejiofor than the last one - and it does - but there's something about the way the beard is painted that makes it look... fake? Like it wasn't painted on the toy, but rather painted on the man's face. It's too perfectly black or something.

Mordo keeps his predominantly green colorscheme, but his already-ornate robes have become even more detailed in the intervening six years. Look at the cloak he's wearing over everything, of the angled golden designs on the outermost of his... five individual shirts? He still has a sling ring tucked into his overly complicated sash belt, and there's some brown thing hanging from the belt as well. On the costume it appears to be some colorful, patterned cloth, but there are no apps to match that on the toy. At least not ones that are vibrant enough to be noticed. There are green pants under his flappy skirt, and he wears big golden bracelets because he likes showing off.

His articulation is as you'd expect it to be: a barbell neck, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel/hinge elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, a balljoint waist, balljointed hips, swivel thighs, double-hinged knees, swivel boots, and swivel/hinge rocker ankles. The neck doesn't allow the head to look up very far, like usual, but his hair would keep that from happening anyway. At least the design of the lower part of his robes means the legs can still move pretty well. Unfortunately, the hinge parts of the joints feel a little gummy, like they were molded from a too-soft plastic.

Mordo has three sets of hands: fists, holding, and gesturing. He doesn't get the magical effects others have had, possibly because he's given up on the showier uses of magic, but he still includes the Staff of the Living Tribunal (the actual one this time, not just a plain stick like the first movie's toy) and the Cryptic Crossbow of Kamar-Taj, a famous artifact from the comics which is just a joke on our part, not anything real: until the movie opens and it gets a name, it's a normal-ass crossbow he found somewhere.

He's also packed along with the right arm and fist of Rintrah, the series' BAF.

Doctor Strange has been all over the MCU since his first movie, but Mordo has been laying low. Since this toy is known as "Master" Mordo, it'll be interesting to see if he's a variant of the Mordo we already knew, or if he's just been busy in the shadows of the MCU.

-- 04/25/22

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