Monday, June 15, 2015

Marvel Legends Infinite Series -Spider-Man- Daredevil Review !!!

I purchased this version of Daredevil for around $19.96 at a local Walmart. This is my second DD ( Daredevil ) Marvel Legend figure. The previous one is the version that came packaged with the Kingpin from the Toybiz series. I'm normally not interested in purchasing a character I already have a figure of, however I decided to purchase because of the Hobgoblin build a figure . Not just only because of the build a figure, I feel that this Daredevil figure looks a lot cooler than some of the previous versions .

Note to Hasbro- I think it is now time to package the figures in a normal standing pose. When I pulled DD out of the packaging, I noticed that the clear hard plastic had made his ab crunch kind of loose. It's not super loose, it still functions okay but I think the joints would be a little tighter if it was not for the hard clear plastic.

Unlike previous Daredevil Marvel Legends , this one is perfect when it comes to the comic book likeness of the character. I feel that the other DD figures were either to slim or to bulky for the character. This version came out perfect. Plus is it just me or does this DD figure have a 2015 feel to it ? He looks as if he is made based on the looks of today's Marvel comics, compared to old issues from the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 1990s.Above I have him posed both with and without his cane, to give you an idea of which look is the best suited display for the figure.
These are all of the accessories DD comes with. Two pieces that make up his cane. You can insert one piece into the other combining for one long weapon or leave them separate. The other pieces belong to the build a figure Hobgoblin. Above is the left arm of Hobby along with one of his fireballs.
We all know that DD would not be complete without his leg holster. As you can see you can use the holster to store both of his cane parts.The holster is not attached to his leg, it can be moved around freely. Now for some comparison shots of this version of Daredevil to one of the earlier Toybiz versions .

Notice the differences and similarities ? I've taken comparison shots both with and without the flash from my camera so that you can compare the two . The first thing I noticed are the different shades of red. This current DD has a darker red costume compared to the lighter red costume of the older figure. Plus the Toybiz version looks a little too big in the chest and shoulders area, whereas the current version is how the character really looks in the comics . The canes are styled differently also. Here's a comparison of the canes.
The one with the string belongs to the older Toybiz version . I like the Toybiz cane better because it is made out of harder plastic than the current figure's cane . I think that the current cane is too soft and too rubbery. So between both DD figures, I like the current Hasbro DD figure better than I do this old Toybiz version I'm comparing him to , however when it comes down to the canes I prefer the Toybiz version . As a matter of fact, I decided to display this current Hasbro Daredevil figure with the Toybiz cane . Despite the fact he did not come with this version of the cane I think he looks cool with it .
Daredevil's belt can be moved around also. It is not attached to his waist or sculpted on . Below you can see the height of the figure .
He is exactly at six inches tall , although this picture can be deceiving making it look as if he is a little shorter than that. Some of it is my fault , I should've straightened his legs out a little better so that he can look his true height. My bad . Plus I was standing over him when I took this pic, at a downward angle, instead of shooting the camera directly across from the figure like I normally do . I'll know better next time for the next figure I review.
                                                     FINAL   THOUGHTS

( 1 ) ARTICULATION - Perfect all around articulation . The all around head movement has finally returned to the Marvel Legend figures.

( 2 ) STANDING  ABILITY - The figure stands perfect once you get him in the proper stance with no balance issues.

( 3 ) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? His perfect likeness to his comic book self . The different shades of red in his costume are cool looking . He has a hole in his upper back so that you can put him on flight stands, displaying him in the aerial poses that he is known for. Although I like the Toybiz cane better, this cane is still nice in the fact that you can snap it together. He also has holes at the bottom of his boots just in case if you want to display him on a figure stand .

( 4 ) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? There is nothing that I dislike about this figure.

( 5 ) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THE  FIGURE ? Make the cane similar to the Toybiz version . An unmasked Matt Murdock head would have been a nice bonus accessory.

( 6 ) GRADING  SCALE - A Perfect Ten !!! I find no flaws in this action figure.

( 7 ) FINAL  ANALYSIS - I have made up my mind that I will now be displaying this version of Daredevil along with my other good guy Marvel Legends from now on, instead of any of the old Toybiz versions. Even tough he is a character that many of us had already had a figure of , I feel that this DD figure is better than a lot of the figures whose characters were made into Marvel Legends for the first time .

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