Saturday, November 26, 2016

Marvel Legends Karl Mordo Review !!!

Again here we go with another Marvel character that has had a race change. Presenting Karl Mordo, who is known as Dr. Strange's main enemy in both the comics and the recently released film . This toy version is based on the movie likeness of the actor that portrayed the character, and not the comic book version. I purchased this figure of Karl Mordo at a local Target for around the 19.99 price range. Karl Mordo's full name is Baron Karl Amadeus Mordo . 

If you are having trouble seeing what his mini bio says, it says " With masterful control of mystical entities and magical energies, Mordo's powers in sorcery are nearly unrivaled . " Now for a look at the figure out of the packaging .

As you can see Mordo comes with three pieces of the Dormammu build-a-figure . He comes with the right leg and two fireball like head pieces that resemble Ghost Rider . Even though the heads are displayed in Dormammu's hands on the back of the packaging, they can actually fit onto any random Marvel Legend figure, because of the holes underneath them. Other than the three build-a-figure pieces, Mordo's other accessory is a wooden stick .
As for the figure itself, perfection . Even the all around articulation in the head is back. Mordo can easily move his head in all directions. As for the outfit, I love the mixtures of the grays and greens for the color scheme . In fact, I think he looks more like a martial arts master than a sorcerer , especially with the wooden stick. The attire makes him look like he's about to do kung fu or karate instead of spell casting .
More great things to like about this figure, as you can see you can pose him with the rod with either hand or both hands , plus his ab crunch articulation point is hidden by his clothing . Looking at this figure of Mordo, one may think that he has no ab crunch, but he actually does .
Now for a look at what the character originally looks like.
The above pic is courtesy of the marveluniverse guide at . Not only are the races different , but so are the way both versions look age wise . The comic book version looks to be much older than the actual actor to portray him. About the only similarities both versions have are the color schemes of their outfits.
                                                FINAL   THOUGHTS  

(1) ARTICULATION - Excellent all around articulation. There are no limited moving parts.

(2) STANDING  ABILITY - The figure stands well without any balance issues.

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - The luxury to pose him with the rod with both hands or one. Excellent well rounded all around articulation .

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - There is nothing that I dislike about this figure.

(5) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THE  FIGURE ? Nothing it's fine as is.

(6) GRADING  SCALE - A Perfect 10 as I could find no flaws.

(7) FINAL  ANALYSIS -Although this is a nice action figure, I still prefer a Marvel Legend figure of Karl Mordo's original look and race. No one is being prejudice or racist, many fans just want to stay true to the original source . Many fans pretend that if a character's race is changed, especially in a super hero universe, they imagine that the changed version is an alternate universe version . So I'd like to think that this is an alternate universe version of Karl Mordo, with the real one not being made into a Marvel Legend figure at the time of this writing . However if you just ignore the changes in the character's looks and just enjoy the figure only, you'll be pleased .

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