Minifigure: #4 of 20 – Hugo Strange
Released: January 1, 2018
In our humble opinion, Huge Strange is one of the more dangerous members of the Rogues Gallery. He rivals Joker in brilliance and is one of the first villains to know of Batman’s secret identity. He’s also not nearly as popular because, let’s be honest, he isn’t nearly as flashy. That shows with his collectible minifigure.
The light flesh minifigure head is has the exclusive print on the front, with no secondary face on the back. He’s always been featured as a bald character with a beard. This continues here, making the secondary printed face impossible. However, included, is the light bluish gray and short beard element that sits between the minifigure head and the stem of the torso element. That beard part has been in circulation since 2014; and more of that part makes MOCing easier and less expensive. We’re for it.
The white torso has the exclusive print on the front, that’s well done with light bluish gray and black lines. It is a great opportunity to use for doctors or dentists. That print is supposed to continue down into the hips and legs. However, there’s a very prevalent gap at the bottom of the torso, where the print on the torso looks complete. Yet, when the minifigure is constructed, that gap shows, making the print on the hips and legs look silly. The torso also comes with minifigure hands in black.
The legs are dual-molded, white over black. Again, at the bottom of the hip piece, the printing cuts off. Overall, it looks nice, the printing. But the gaps in printing on the complete minifigure is unfortunate. We hate to jump all around, but while we’re talking about printing, we would be remiss if we didn’t talk more about the print on that minifigure head. There’s a lot in that tight space. The wrinkles and the angry eyebrows surrounding the black frames and silver print of the lenses depict this character wonderfully. Hugo Strange is often depicted as an older man, angry and wrinkled. The face is unmistakable.
Huge also comes with two Erlenmeyer Flask elements, both trans-clear, one with trans-bright green fluid and the other with trans-purple fluid. They aren’t new parts. LEGO fans have been seeing them in sets since 2012 in anything vaguely scientific in nature. And yet again, there’s the black baseplate with the yellow batsymbol print. Let’s see if we can find better results in the last remaining figures.