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Daredevil (Masked) vs Kingpin (White Jacket) Review

Daredevil (Masked) vs Kingpin (White Jacket)
Marvel Legends (Toy Biz) - Face Off Sets - Series 1
A few Daredevil figures have been made since the Marvel Legends line came out, and this Face-Off version seems the best, but that's not saying much

The Blind Devil stands about 6 1/4 inches tall, which is okay, but some people are inevitably going to complain "Why is he taller than everyone else!?". The head-sculpt is pretty good, Murdoc has a smirk on his face, but the little dimple on his chin is way off-center, the chin looks deformed! The part of his face that's showing is neatly painted flat-flesh but the border with the mask is a little sloppy. There are two small horns on his head but they are rounded off and look less-threatening. The main body is made of red plastic while the gloves and boots are made of darker-red plastic and the whole figure is shaded nicely. Why do I think this DD looks better than the rest? Because the other ones all had Spiderman bodies, little, skinny, bland Spiderman bodies and the movie version was just awful. This figure on the other hand has a body-sculpt that sets him apart from the rest, almost unique. The problems with it are that the suit is way too wrinkled and the muscles are way too "chiseled" to look natural. He looks like a skeleton with plastic-wrap for a suit Another thing, some of the pins in the joints were slipping out and the right hand's fingers are stuck. DD has a reddish-brown belt and holster over his left leg to hold a pair of white nunchucks. The "DD" symbol is neatly painted in the center of his chest.

Daredevil has standard ML articulation including a mid-section hinge and shoulder-sleeves that pivot up and down. These are the ugly, bulky, annoying shoulder-sleeves I hate. They make the shoulders stick-out grotesquely too far.

The thing that's most annoying about this figure is that he isn't even good as custom-fodder. At least he comes with a cool backdrop of Kingpin's office being flooded with ninjas!

      by Dr Nightmare   Update Review

User Comments
Maelstrom - Tuesday, February 26, 2008
I think "Not as Crappy" would be more appropriate.
Unknown User - Friday, February 22, 2008
He''s still better than the movie version.
Chancellor - Tuesday, February 12, 2008
they are gonna do the nemisis series? sweet, that means a black bolt figure is coming out too, yes!!!
Maelstrom - Monday, February 11, 2008
I also got the unmasked variant of this. The unmasked Matt Murdock head is absolutely the only useful part of this DD and the only reason that I got it. DD has never been done justice by the major toy companies. The pre-production pics of the upcoming one by Hasbro looks pretty decent, but that is not saying much as their actual figures almost never look like the promo pics.
Chancellor - Monday, February 11, 2008
yeah, i think this DD''s costume is way to wrinkled, but still the best daredevil around. hasbro did announce a classic yellow costume DD, with a red variant in the nemisis series, but i don''t think they followed through with the production =(
Dr Nightmare - Monday, January 8, 2007
Yep, I got this guy because I didn''t have a DD yet and I wanted Kingpin to make some comics. If DD were single-carded I would have passed too I hope they do make a less beef-jerkyish DD in the future. You''re right, I should have given him an even lower grade for not being able to be harvested for parts as easily
Unknown User - Monday, January 8, 2007
I got the maskless variant with the grimmacing Fatman (Kingpin) in the black jacket. If this were single carded I would have passed. The peanut shoulders are a big letdown. I figure we''ll get a decent masked DD in the not too distant future. Its sculpts like this DD that makes me wonder why fanboys were crying over the switch to Hasbro- which has done excellent work with Sigma 6 and Classic Transformers. Its not like we were going from Toybiz to Playmates. Anyway, this DD was more of a 2 or 2 1/2 star figure packed with a fairly decent (3 star) Kingpin figure and for me who didn''t have a DD figure it was an o.k. value. For those who already have a ML daredevil, you''re paying $18 for Kingpin. Gotta do what you gotta do, I ''spose.

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