Thursday, October 21, 2010

Marvel Famous Covers Daredevil

I scored my Marvel Famous Covers Daredevil on E-Bay for a mere $11.94- far less than I had seen him typically go for. Many hail the Hasbro Spiderman Origins Series Daredevil over my ToyBiz version, but I respectfully disagree. Though Toybiz reversed the crossing “DD” chest insignia, and gave him the dreaded mittens, I like his chunky rubber boots and bright red suit. His two part fighting baton, which tucks into a sheath strapped to his thigh was a nice touch as well, though he doesn't like to hold it. What a FUN toy!

Speaking of mittens, I’d like to make a public service announcement concerning the Marvel Famous Covers line: THE SOFT VINYL USED ON THESE FIGURES HAS A TENDENCY TO STICK TO THE WINDOW PANEL OF TOYBIZ’S PACKAGING, CAUSING IT TO TEAR. Such was the case with my Daredevil’s mittens- I wasn’t too concerned due to the price and my distaste for the said mittens/gloves. Though it was listed as “new” on E-Bay, the seller either neglected to check condition of the item, or simply realized I wouldn’t bother to return due to shipping costs. I hate to give a bad review, or be a squeaky wheel… what would YOU do?

While Daredevil doesn’t make my top twenty of all-time-favorite heroes, he is an intriguing figure due to the fact that he’s blind. One of my childhood friends had blind parents, and I was both fascinated and impressed at how well they got along raising their children, taking care of their household like anyone else- they didn’t have to flip around atop buildings, fighting bad guys to be an example to me of how one can overcome a handicap. When I stayed over at their house they took care of me as if I was their own child- feeding me, entertaining me, and disciplining me if I needed it.

Like Batman, Daredevil is a mortal who can be killed or injured as easily as the rest of us. But Matt Murdock does have superpowers, including a radar-like sense similar to echolocation and heightened sensitivity in his remaining four senses- both due to an accidental exposure to radioactive material that ironically left him blind. The “Man without Fear” uses these special abilities, as well as his mastery of martial arts to fight criminals in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York, including the Kingpin and Bullseye.

-Read about Deredevil on his Wikipedia page.
-Hasbro’s “Spiderman Origins” series Daedevil at Amazon.
-illegalmego's custom "Mego Style" Daredevil on Flickr! Cool!


  1. Over the years, I've noticed that some of the materials used for the toys on the market have a tendency to melt / become sticky OR disintegrate over time, especially if kept in the box due to the humidity and not having a chance to "breathe". Everything looks good & mint inside the box when I buy it but upon taking the figure out, the darn thing falls apart, be it costume, black dyed uniform, pleather jacket or in this case mittens. Funny thing is, if it was taken out of the box immediately upon purchase, the product is okay. This happened when I bought two of the same figure at the same time & kept one in the box and opened one for display. So now I open most of the boxes XD

  2. Yes, I think it's a ventilation issue... all the more reason to OPEN THE TOY!! :D