MARVEL LEGENDS (HASBRO)
“Martial arts master Matt Murdock suits up in black to fight the villains of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil.”
Last weekend, Netflix dropped the third season of Daredevil, the unquestionable tentpole of their Marvel shows (especially now that there are two less of them). Hasbro’s actually pretty good with their timing, and have managed to get us a comic Daredevil Legend timed for each season, with Season 3 being no exception. We’ve gotten horn-head in his classic red, as well as his first appearance yellow and red. This time, we get a more modern take on the character. Let’s see how he turned out.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Daredevil is figure 6 in the SP//dr Series of Marvel Legends. This is the second time DD’s been part of a Spider-themed assortment in the current iteration, though there’s some speculation that he was originally slated for a second Marvel Knights assortment that got dropped. He’s sporting his latest costume, clearly inspired by the show’s Season 1 (and season 3, I guess) attire. The figure stands 6 1/4 inches tall and he has 32 points of articulation. Sculpturally, most of this figure is the same as the last two figures. He’s built on the Bucky Cap base, with the standard DD head, belt, and holster. It was a winning combination when it was introduced on the Hobgoblin Series DD in 2015, and it’s still a winning combination three years later. But, to keep him from just being a straight re-hash (and to keep him in line with the new design), Matt also gets a new set of wrapped hands, wraps for his forearms, and a pair of combat boots with laces. The new pieces are a lot of fun, and add some really nifty extra detailing to an otherwise basic figure. Daredevil’s paintwork is pretty slick and striking. The all-black bodysuit looks good on this base body, and also works really well with the head. The hands and boots get some very nice accent work, to help bring out their heightened sculpted details. In terms of accessories, this new Daredevil makes out pretty well. At first glance, it looks like he’s got the same billy club as always, but this one’s actually different. The two halves don’t connect to each other, but rather to a dynamic zipline piece which goes between them, and makes for a nice selection of mid-action poses. And, if you’re looking for a Devil who’s more into straight-up fisticuffs, this figure also includes a pair of wrapped fists, which match up with the standard hands. Lastly, he comes with the usual BaF piece, specifically the right arm of SP//dr.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
The Hobgoblin Daredevil is one of my favorite figures from the modern Legends offerings. As such, I wasn’t sure I needed him in another color variation. Then I saw this guy in-hand, and I was immediately impressed, because Hasbro didn’t take the easy way out and do a simple re-hash. Compared to the House of M Spidey, with his lack of new parts or any real accessories, Daredevil instead gives us not only a new selection of sculpted parts for the figure, but also a nice selection of accessories that are great not only for this figure, but also for prior Daredevils. As such, this figure is quite possibly my favorite figure in this set.
I purchased Daredevil from my friends at All Time Toys. If you’re interested in buying him or other Legends figures, or are looking for other cool toys both old and new, please check out their website and their eBay Store.