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Marvel Legends – Man-Thing Series (Netflix Defenders) – Part 3

We are going to end the Man-Thing Series of Marvel Legends with looking at the last three comic book figures, Blade, Bullseye, and the Build-a-Figure himself, Man-Thing.

Blade:

Blade is the comic representation of the figure. Putting him in this lineup is pretty darn thin. He had a meeting with Punisher once.
*shrugs* There were a lot of people wanting the Wesley Snipes movie figure, but I figure they may be getting around to that now that Marvel is part owner of the entire world. He comes with a really interesting outfit. Wooden stakes on a bandolier around his chest, paired with a sheath for his sword. And he has silver darts around his thigh. So I guess he can take care of vampires AND werewolves alike.

He comes with two heads, each sporting a different haircut. The face of the two heads is the same, with a goatee and red sunglasses. If you were going to go to the trouble of making a second head, at least make it an interesting change…like with our next guest.

 

Bullseye:

What a great figure to have in this series. Bullseye is a long standing badguy against Daredevil. And there is a very iconic image of Bullseye killing Elektra with her own sai.

He comes out of the package with throwing knives effects attached to his left hand. I am not a big fan of the effect hands. Hasbro did it with Captain America, and I didn’t like it a whole lot that time either.

A quick switch of hands, and he has two grasping hands. One for his knife, and one for the gun. We have seen this particular gun floating around for a while now.

There is a holster for the gun, as well as s sheath for the knife. That is a nice added bonus as we seem to have a lack of weapon holsters in a lot of the figures.

And THAT is how you do an alternate head. No mask, and a crazy look on his face. Add in the pointing gun finger, and you have a great crazy guy going on here.

What a threatening motion. I am sure against Blade, he would be losing that hand very shortly.

This is a comparison of the two Bullseyes. The one on the left is the new version. On the right is the ToyBiz version from 2005. Boy was that an ugly looking dude. There was very little that was right about the 2005 version, but they did do a good job with the outfit.

Man-Thing:

Time to Build-a-figure. 6 parts come together to form a swamp monster. Debuting in May 1971, just a few month before DC came out with Swamp Thing. It seems funny that they would both come out with a swamp creature at almost exactly the same time. I actually prefer my “Thing” in the “Swamp” form rather than the “Man” form, but there is something endearing about the strange face of Man-Thing.

I don’t know how he is connected to the rest of this wave, and I am pretty sure Hasbro could have come up with a better BAF to fit in with the rest of the figures, but this is what we have. And I like him.

The textures are very well done. He is definitely of the swamp, with all of the vines growing all over his body.

He is nice and big, standing nearly 2 heads taller than the rest of the wave. I love that face.

Well, there we have it. The Man-Thing series, or the first of the Netflix Defenders waves. It doesn’t look like Marvel Legends is going to slow down anytime soon. Black Panther figures are set to drop, and then there is a wave of Spider-People coming from the comics, so lots and lots to look forward to. I will have to go backwards a bit. I had a bit of a harder time getting my hands on those figures initially, so I am a series backwards. Lots of other great stuff coming too. Power of the Primes is in full swing with the Transformers, and I have a few Star Wars ships to look at too. Not to mention new Power Rangers Legacy figures are starting to leak out very slowly.


Marvel Legends – Man-Thing Series (Netflix Defenders) – Part 1

So cool that all 6 figures got their own emblems on their box tops.

Today we are going to take a look at the men of the Marvel/Netflix series Daredevil. Hasbro is working their way toward giving us the 6 inch versions of the Defenders. They are starting with characters built around Daredevil and expanding from there. That seems only right, as Daredevil was the first and breakout hit of the Netflix attempt at making Marvel shows on a digital platform. And then we were introduced to The Punisher in the second season, which got a lot of hype and his own series. So, we will start with these guys, and then move onto the women of Netflix, before moving on to the comic figures in this wave.

Daredevil:

I was hooked from the first episode. I HAD to binge watch that show. So when it was announced that Hasbro was bringing out Daredevil from the show in the Legends line, I was ecstatic.

What we got was just about perfect. The realism that Hasbro has brought to the Legends movie figures carries over here. There are so many small details in the outfit, from the straps, to the textures in the fabrics used.

 

He comes with gripping hands that allow shim to use his billy clubs. He also has a set of fists, which he really needed because he goes around punching people much more than using the baton.

Punisher:

The Punisher came around in season 2, and boy did he make a splash. Many knew Jon Bernthal from his time on the early episodes of The Walking Dead. It was going to be a toss-up if people were going to be on his side after being an antagonist on TWD. But he was greeted with open arms. He was like an exposed nerve ending for both the viewer and Matt Murdock. Matt had to come to terms with how similar he was to The Punisher, and had to look internally and decide what he wanted to be as a hero.

This figure of Frank Castle comes with a trench coat, and his telltale bulletproof vest painted with the white skull. We saw that chest again at the beginning of Punisher Season 1, before he sheds if for most of the season, thinking that his time of being The Punisher was over. The vest will return, but not the overcoat.

Hasbro did a really good job with the likeness of Jon Bernthal, from the haircut to the 5 o’clock shadow. He even looks pretty banged up, which is how he seems to spend his life now.

He comes with two guns, a black assault rifle with grenade launcher, and a silver 45. The rifle needs a strap, and the handgun needs a holster, but other than that, nice weapons to add to his arsonal.

I am very happy with the first two figures in the Netflix series. Up next we will look at the women. They turned out equally as good.


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