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Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Heroes-Con Haul 2016: Daredevil from Marvel Legends Infinite Series by Hasbro
Height: 6 1/4 inches
Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, boot swivels, double-hinged knees, swivel thighs, ball-jointed hips, swivel waist, hinged mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, double-hinged elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, hinged neck, and a ball-jointed head.
Accessories: Two batons, Build-a-figure's left arm and pumpkin bomb.
Original Retail Price: $20 dollars
* Hasbro has continued to improve the articulation on their Marvel Legends figures and last year's were pretty impressive. I love that they have both double-hinged knees and elbows as well as really good swivel/hinge ankles that allow for excellent wide, superhero-like stances.
* While most of this figure is probably reused from some other standard body, the masked head looks pretty good. When you see this guy you'll say to yourself "Yup, that's Daredevil all right." What more could you want? I like the logo and the various shades of red used on the figure to liven things up a bit.
* While this figure doesn't have a lot of "unique" aspects to it, I do like that he has a holster for his two part baton accessory (I'll get to those in a minute). The holster probably could be removable if you out the effort into it, but it definitely is a separate pieces that can shift around a bit on Daredevil's left thigh. Both clubs fit in quite well and it gives you some variety in posing the figure.
* I'm not going to be completing this build-a-figure of Hobgoblin but I definitely appreciate that Hasbro continues to release build-a-figures. What's even better than getting a random limb is getting an accessory such as the Hobgoblin's pumpkin bomb. It's translucent and pretty cool looking.
* Daredevil comes with two white batons that can attach together to form a longer staff. I'm not sure if this was done to try and pay homage to Matt's special baton that converts into a blind cane and a grappling device, but that's what it kind of reminds me of. Unfortunately, both pieces are way too rubbery. We're talking that these feel like a fruit snack rubbery. Kind of disappointing, actually.
* A problem that has plagued a number of Hasbro figures over the past few years pops up here, too: Rubbery elbows and knees. This has absolutely improved on many figures, particularly this year's but Daredevil has the same over rubbery elbows and knees that make the figure feel a little too flimsy. I'm just not a fan of them.
I haven't reviewed any other Daredevil figures on this site but I have reviewed plenty of other Marvel Legends figures, including:
Marvel Legends by Hasbro
Marvel Legends by Toy Biz
Marvel Legends: Captain America by Hasbro (2016)
Marvel Legends Infinite Series by Hasbro
Captain Marvel (Maidens of Might)
Guardians of the Galaxy 5-Pack
Ms. Marvel, Captain America, & Radioactive Man 3-Pack
Scarlet Witch (Maidens of Might)
Spider-Woman (Fierce Fighters)
Marvel Legends Infinite Series: Captain America: The Winter Soldier by Hasbro
Marvel Legends Infinite Series: Guardians of the Galaxy by Hasbro
Marvel Legends Infinite Series: Spider-Man by Hasbro
Jack O'Lantern (Villains of the Night)
Spider-Girl (Warriors of the Web)
Marvel Legends: Iron Man 3 by Hasbro
Classic Iron Man
Heroic Age Iron Man
Iron Monger Build-a-figure