MARVEL LEGENDS (HASBRO)
“Motivated by a personal vendetta against Daredevil, Bullseye becomes an expert assassin, demonstrating an exceptional ability to use nearly any object as a lethal weapon.”
And here we are, back to the Marvel stuff. What can I say, this is where I’m comfortable.
Perhaps the most glaringly obviously missing character from Netflix’s Daredevil show has been longtime foe Bullseye. He was hinted at during a first season episode, and initially planned for the second season, but has yet to make an appearance (they even gave away one of his more prominent moments in the whole Elektra storyline to Nobu, which was a little disappointing). Hope springs eternal. At the very least, he’s recently gotten an action figure. That’s pretty good, I suppose.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Bullseye is part of the “Man-Thing” series of Marvel Legends, which is loosely based around the Netflix Marvel shows. Obviously, he’s not one of the show-based figures; he joins Blade and Man-Thing as the three comics based figures in the line-up. I would argue, though, that Bullseye’s the figure out of the three that best fits with the rest of the series, so he’s got that going for him. This isn’t Bullseye’s first time as a Marvel Legend. He actually got two figures, a regular release and a variant, in Series 9 of Toy Biz’s run. That was 12 years ago, so I think an update is very much warranted. This figure stands about 6 inches tall and he has 34 points of articulation. Bullseye is depicted in his classic costume, and it’s a cleaner version than the one seen on the last Legends Bullseye. This guy’s built on the new 2099 base body, which seems like a reasonable enough choice for him. It’s almost exactly the same size as the Bullseye base of years past, so I guess it’s a good replacement on that front. He’s got a new head and belt to finish off the look. The head is a pretty decent piece in its own right. It captures his character pretty nicely, and I really dig the sneering grin and missing tooth. The only slight issue I have with the head is its scale relative to the body; it’s just a bit too large, and ends up looking sort of goofy. It’s actually the same issue I had with the last Bullseye and after waiting 12 years for a new version, it’s a slight bummer to see the same thing crop up again. It’s not quite as bad this time, and I think it fits together a bit better. Maybe Bullseye just has a little bit of big head thing? The paintwork on this guy is pretty decent overall. Some of the lines are a little fuzzy, and the shoulders are a little sloppy, but by and large it looks pretty good. Bullseye is packed with an extra unmasked head, four hands, a knife, and a pistol. The unmasked head is a solid piece; I dig the carved in bullseye on his forehead, and the intense expression is fun. Not going to be my go-to head for this figure, or anything, but I like the options. The standard hands are both trigger finger gripping hands, and there are two extra left hands, one doing a finger gun, and the other with attached throwing knives in mid throw. I like the posing options they add into the mix! Bullseye is also packed with the arm of Man-Thing, for them that are interested in such things.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Bullseye was grabbed at Toys R Us on the way home from moving my brother into his dorm. Incidentally, this was the same trip where I found the Force Friday stuff and was unable to buy it. So, this was sort of my consolation prize, I suppose. Not a bad one at all. Sure, this figure has some flaws; I don’t think he’s quite as spot-on as some of Hasbro’s more recent offerings. That being said, he’s still a very fun figure, and I’m quite happy to have added him to my collection.