The Latverian Monarch known to many as Doctor Doom was born a brilliant person named . In a deal with the devil, his mother sacrificed her soul in return for her son to be a ruler. He spent much of his life studying both dark magic and science, only to have his plans continually foiled by meddling superheroes. As monarch of , Doom's rule is dealt with a heavy hand. Between his (the first known time machine on Earth) and his (robotic replicas of himself with artificial intelligence), Doom is a brilliant inventor and scientist. While at the same time, he is one of the most powerful sorcerers in existence, making him easily amongst the most dangerous villains on Earth.
I dig Dr Doom. He’s actually one of my favorite Marvel Villains. I really hope going forward the rumors are true and they make him a prominent villain in the phase of the movies. I always enjoyed the Fantastic Four. When I was playing my Fantastic Four Pinball the other day I realized I had no statues of them or Dr Doom. Luckily Diamond Select Toys has helped that fact with their new Dr Doom bust. And let me say this thing is amazing
Look at this. Its identical to the classic comic book style and design of Dr Doom. The face, well mask actually is about as spot on as you can get. Silver with an incredible amount of black shading to add depth and realism to it. You can see every single bolt and scratch in this. It’s an exact replica of the comics. I love all the intricate shading done throughout it. It’s a very dirty yet at the same time bright color of silver. You can even see this disfigured skin under it on the forehead area. They eyes are done haunting as they seem to stare directly at you. You can see the armor mesh at the neck area all covered with Doom trademark green cloak with hood that covers his upper body’s armor. The cloak itself is done in that elephant style that I like so much. It really makes everything stand out and when the light hits it, it almost looks like real cloth. Its sculpted to be bunched up and wrinkled especially on the shoulder areas where the cloak is lifted up. I love how it’s a darker almost pine green but the seam going down the center is a more vibrant green. You can see the armor muscles sculpted underneath on the chest area as well. The two neck clips are a bright golden color and the ropes connecting the two match perfectly. The design on the rope is fantastic as all the braids are molded in and shaded. Doom’s belt buckle is highly detailed as well. A brown leather that if you look closely has a different shade on the top and bottom seam. A gold belt buckle to match the golden shoulder buckles brings it all together. The armor on the arms matches the face plate perfectly. Silver with a high amount of black and darker grey scratches and shades mixed in to give it a dirty battle worm look. This is a beautiful replica of Doom himself.
The side shot shows off the fire that doon is rising from his palm. It looks like blown glass under the lights. Orange and read that’s almost translucent in spots. It flows from his palm and between his thumb and fingers. I love how it raises high into the air. It adds an element of danger to the piece. Notice again how great that armor looks. The fact that it is so scuffed up and dirty yet still bright really make this look amazing. The fingers, which are done perfectly as you can see they are actually separate armor pieces that make each finger. Sculpted to perfection and throw in the fact the fire is rising out of the palm really shows off the detail in this small piece. You can see the cloak is blowing behind Doom as well as flowing around the waist area. The statue may be a dull color but it really stands out do to all the shading elements. It’s a spot on match for the comic books.
The base simply looks like a mechanical device of some kind, possibly from Doom’s armor. More shine to this part that the armor itself. You can see all the cogs, and wheels, and bolts sculpted in to add a little bit of dimension to the piece. The bas on these busts are always the smallest of all the looked at parts, but this one is very well detailed and having Doom’s cloak blowing above it helps to really bring it all together.
This is my first Fantastic Four piece. So that also makes it my first Dr Doom piece as well. Diamond Select has done an amazing job with this. It’s a small scale bust only around 6 inches tall but its one of the most detailed pieces I have seen. Its also very limited. Only 3000 of these have been made. I not only recommend picking one up right away, but I recommend doing it fast.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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