Hot Toys Netflix Daredevil 1/6 scale figure REVIEW!
Daredevil is a fictional superhero who appears in graphic novels published by Marvel Comics. He was created by writer-editor/legend Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett, along with some input from Jack Kirby. The character first appeared in Daredevil #1 (April 1964).
Daredevil a.k.a Matt Murdock grew up in the gritty, working-class urban neighbourhood of Hell's Kitchen in New York City. He was blinded by a radioactive substance during an attempt to rescue an elderly man from being hit by an truck.
The radioactive exposure heightened his remaining senses beyond normal human ability which enabled him to attain a "radar sense"- somewhat similar to Spider-man's but more augmented in the sense that he is able to "see" using his other senses.
Daredevil's been recently made popular again, thanks to actor Charlie Cox's portrayal of the character in the on-going Netflix series, and is set to reprise his role in The Defenders, another Netflix series featuring heroes from the Marvel Universe like Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.
I'm really digging Hot Toys' choice of packaging style for this figure. Its a standard slipcover case, which can be removed to reveal the figure and the accessories. The diorama is neatly tucked away behind the tray of the figure.
Another thing which stands out is the artwork and design. Sometimes simplicity is key, and in Daredevil's case its paid off. The cover screams bloody red with Daredevil's face on it.
But what's really cool is that there's a tiny bit of the cover which has some braille written on it (homage to Matt Murdock's character). Its the subtle offerings that really wins me over for this figure, although it is not without its issues.
This figure does NOT come with a lot of accessories, and that's fine, seeing as its Daredevil. Given the hefty price tag that we're being made to pay for Hot Toys figures these days, I just wished he came with an unmasked head or some extra effects.
Daredevil comes with:
-2 interchangeable facial expressions - 6 interchangeable gloved hands - Thigh holster for Billy Club - 1 Pair of black boots - 2 Billy Clubs - 1 Billy Club in extended mode - 1 Billy Club in nunchaku mode - 1 Diorama figure base with backdrop Daredevil nameplate - 1 Daredevil-themed backdrop
Hot Toys has outdone itself in recreating the title character from the Netflix TV series. From the jawline to the costume, Daredevil is intricately designed and its likeness to Charlie Cox is undeniable.
It would have been a 10 for me if they gave us an unmasked head sculpt....but then again, there are always customs available.
The suit is sleek and looks exactly like the costume worn by Cox in the TV series, with a slight drawback- it does somewhat hinder the articulation despite the latest true type body used by Hot Toys for the figure.
Perhaps one setback to this awesome figure is the lack of articulation caused by the suit. You can sort of get his arms to move forwards a little bit without putting too much pressure on the suit.
His arms however does move sideways much better and you can fiddle around with the limitations to achieve some varied (albeit limited) poses:
Despite the limitations, you can get the figure to do some decent poses, and he's a joy to play with. Its a sturdy figure, and what I especially like about this is that the top half of the figure is not heavier than the bottom half, so it wont fall if you choose to pose it without the stand. Some other Hot Toys releases in the past (at least for me) have had this issue.
If you collect figures of the 1/6th scale variety, and you're a diehard Daredevil fan, this will be a nice updated figure to add to your collection.
Big Bad Toy Store has him for US$229.99 (RM971.43). Or you can search Ebay for a deal.
OVERALL SCORE- 7.5/10
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