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Hot Toys Limited announced today 1/6 scale collectible figures for Daredevil and Punisher, modelled after the Charlie Cox and Jon Bernthal incarnations, from the hit Netflix Original TV series.
The Hong Kong-based toy production company — which distributes through Sideshow Collectibles — dropped the following image and text, teasing the coming of Daredevil and Punisher figures to its acclaimed 1/6 scale line:
If the epic one-shot fight scenes of Daredevil don’t already have you longing for an old-school video game based on the Netflix drama, then this 8-bit re-creation of the opening credits surely will.
With Batman v Superman‘s record-breaking opening bringing new meaning to March Madness, and the NBA Playoffs just around the corner, Uproxx Sports has brought the worlds of superheroes and basketball together in a series of redesigned team logos.
Although the website offers explanations for the pairings, some of them are admittedly pretty flimsy. (The Bucks are matched with Blade because they share the same first letter?) “I’d like to say there was a big connection between which hero was chosen for which team, but there wasn’t,” writes David Rappoccio. “Some of them are obvious, some not so much.”
As fans count down the days — heck, the hours — until the Friday premiere of the second season of Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix, Mezco Toyz has unveiled its own impressive take on the Man Without Fear.
The second Marvel figure in the company’s One:12 Collective series (Captain America is the first), the guardian of Hell’s Kitchen boasts 32 points of articulation, a highly detailed fabric costume (complete with shoulder and knee pads), three portraits (standard masked, battle-damaged mask and unmasked Matt Murdock), billy clubs, billy clubs with poseable cable, interchangeable fists, display stand and clip-on sonar effect.
Experimenting with the iconic nature of their costumes, Ukrainian illustrator Yuri Krasnoshchok has distilled the masks and faces of numerous fictional heroes to sparse geometric shapes in a minimalist series called simply “Masks of Superheroes.”
Spider-Man, represented only by those oversize white eyes, is probably the most successful of the bunch, but most of them are almost instantly recognizable, without the aid of the characters’ names.
Post-apocalyptic Boston meets Marvel’s Hell Kitchen in this recreation of the Season 2 trailer for Daredevil made using Fallout 4 PC mods.
Those interested in the technical details can see the list of mods on UpIsNotJump’s YouTube page, where you’ll also find a link to a Fallout 4 recreation of the Suicide Squad trailer.
We’ve seen Wayne Manor, the Baxter Building and Tony Stark’s many bachelor pads depicted in countless Marvel and DC comic books over the decades. However, in “Interheroes,” illustrator and architect Federico Babina offers a look at the stylish homes of superheroes if they were decorated to reflect their costumed identities.
Hell’s Kitchen is about to get a heck of lot cuter with the addition Daredevil Dorbz figures to Funko’s series of collectibles based on the hit Netflix series.
And, as if that weren’t enough, the company has also debuted its Adventure Time Dorbz line, featuring Finn, Jake, Marceline the Vampire Queen, Flame Princess of the Fire Kingdom and Princess Bubblegum.
In plenty of time for the second season of the hit Netflix drama, Funko is expanding its Pop! Marvel series with four figures based on Daredevil.
The first wave of 3.75-inch figures features three versions of Matt Murdock — in his civilian clothes, in his black vigilante costume, and in his Daredevil armor — plus Wilson Fisk. Sorry, no Foggy Nelson, yet. There’s also a Daredevil bobble-head keychain.
Hell’s Kitchen is boiling over with crime and corruption, leaving the neighborhood in
taters tatters. There’s only one spud who can protect the small fries: Daredevil Mr. Potatohead.
Newly introduced alongside Star-Lord, Groot and The Vision, it’s part of PW Toys‘ Marvel Heroes Collection, released under the “PopTaters” banner.
If you’re attempting to sell your audience on a match between a 50-year-old retired wrestler and a current top-shelf talent, then it makes sense to turn to Marvel’s iconic underdog, street-level hero for inspiration: Daredevil. And with the character’s Netflix series still fresh in everyone’s minds, it makes even more sense to pay homage the show’s epic hallway fight scene.
Sure, he’s the King of the Seven Seas, a founding member of the Justice League and, if all goes as planned, the star of his own 2018 movie. However, for the second time in three years, Aquaman is also the “Most Toxic Superhero.”
That’s according to Intel Security, which today released its third annual list of online superhero searches that are most likely to lead you to bad links, viruses, malware and websites containing malicious software used to steal passwords and personal information. The information is compiled using McAfee Site Advisor, which rates sites by risk level.
Frank Castle is a simple yet evocative character who would be as much at home in a pulp novel or in a ’70s action movies as in a comic book. He’s a man out for revenge, which is an age-old trope. However, the fact that there are three Taken movies proves we don’t care; we just want to see it. What was initially a throwaway Spider-Man villain has become a fan-favorite character, making The Punisher ripe for adaptation in other media.
Being so popular means you can survive a lot of bad ideas, like Dolph Lundgren or being an Angelic host. But what’s the best use of the Punisher?
Legal | A judge has ordered Matthew Pocci to stand trial on charges of felony reckless driving for an incident at last year’s SDCC ZombieWalk: San Diego that left one woman seriously injured. In a preliminary hearing held Wednesday, the defense argued that Pocci, who is deaf, was scared for his and his family’s safety, and was just trying to drive through an opening in the crowd of spectators, but the prosecution countered that he had grown angry and impatient. [CBS 8 San Diego]
Comics | Michael Dooley looks at Marvel’s Daredevil through the years, with an emphasis on the art. [Print Magazine]
I’d never really thought about it, but considering Daredevil’s blindness and sonar vision, it would’ve made way more sense for the Man Without Fear to be named “Batman.” Well, except for those pesky trademark issues, and the Caped Crusader’s 25-year head start.
Dorkly’s Andrew Bridgman makes the case in this funny animated video that finds the guardian of Hell’s Kitchen struggling to rationalize his costumed identity, only to find his shaky argument further undermined by the appearance of Ghost Rider. Sorry, Matt, from now on you’re “New Batman.”