If you know me, you know I love Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier. When I saw that there was going to be an armless Funko Pop, I had to have it. Then when I saw it was a Target exclusive, I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. I kept checking all my local stores (4 of ’em), and nothing. Then I got a message from my friend Chris who spotted one! He picked it up for me because he’s an awesome friend! I love this Pop! I know there are mixed opinions on Funko variants and they do get a little out of hand, but I think this one is kinda unique and awesome. Now if we can get Funko to put out a Civilian!Bucky, I’d be really happy!
That is a horrible headline and I’m not sorry. We’re use to Hot Toys pumping out figures for our beloved super hero movies but now they’re hitting the small screen with Daredevil from Netflix! I remember when they shared a teaser and I almost shit myself. That’s how excited I was! And now he’s finally up for order! He can be yours for $229.99 and as always, Sideshow offers payment plans! Enjoy these photos and some more details!
Daredevil, the first of a wave of planned Netflix shows based on Marvel Comics characters, has raised the bar high for superhero adaptations on television. The dark, gritty drama has been a triumph with audiences and critics alike, thanks in no small part to its more down-to-earth portrayal of its protagonist, Matt Murdock, a blind man who fights crime as a lawyer by day and a masked vigilante by night. Armed with little more than his heightened senses and superb martial arts skills, the Man Without Fear is as vulnerable as he is awesome in his daring endeavors to uphold justice in the notorious Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City.
After two successful seasons, the acclaimed series is hailed as one of the very best on TV today, and fans will surely be filled with excitement now that Hot Toys is creating the 1/6th scale collectible figure for Daredevil!
The screen accurate collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock / Daredevil in Season 2. Featuring a newly developed head sculpt with 2 interchangeable facial expressions, a meticulously tailored Daredevil suit, the Billy Club in extended and nunchaku modes, and a specially designed figure stand with character backdrop.
Lately I’ve been a little disappointed with the Collector Corps Box from Funko & Marvel. The last box was Spider-Man and while everything in the box was OK, I still felt it was lacking. The Pop was another Spidey doing a leap (like Deadpool) and I feel like we’ve seen it before. Why not a Peter Parker? Or an Unmasked Spidey? I feel like with the boxes they could get really creative, but that maybe they’re worried about upsetting non-subscribers? I feel that the first year of the service, everything was pretty great. I loved the Guardians of the Galaxy box, which showed you can mix up the items and still provide an awesome box. But this year? Meh. Everything is just OK. And for the price that we pay, that shouldn’t be the reaction. I’m beyond glad I passed on the overpriced Year One Box after seeing it. I would have been pissed to shell out $125 only to get well, junk. If you missed that box, you can read an awesome post about it on Usagi In Wonderland. Please CC, stop with the hats. I bet if you took a poll the majority of us would pass on those.
This doesn’t mean I’m 100% done with the program, it just means I’m going to be picky about the boxes that I order. I’m a Founder which means I’ve pre-paid for everything. It’s nice that I don’t have to remember to put that in my budget, but it’s getting to the point where it’s not worth it either. I use to be really excited when a box would arrive, but now I don’t even open them right away. It took a few days before I even bothered with the Spider-Man box. Here’s hoping the Doctor Strange box offers something different and special.
What do you think of the different Funko subscription boxes? Anyone else feeling the way I am? Let me know!
Before I get into any Baltimore Comic-Con posts, I just have to share some of the photos from my shoot with Depth of Light Photography. She’s semi-local, from the Frederick area. I had asked her a few weeks ago if she was going to be at BCC after seeing her Otakon photos. She actually didn’t know about the convention but after I pointed it out to her, she said yes! I scheduled a 30 minute shoot with her on Saturday and man, she was a blast to work with! She’s lovely and just really easy to work with. I knew when she had a good picture because she’d get super excited. It really did a lot to help with my own confidence when doing the photos. I’m not a model and I only do cosplay photos maybe once a year? Honestly, not event hat often! The last time I had photos done was SDCC a few years ago with USO Hawkeye! Before I share the photos, I have to give credit and a shout out to Lady Shepard Cosplay for my amazing tops. She did a fantastic job and it was worth every penny! If you’re ever in need of a commission, be sure to check her out! And now onto the photos! These aren’t all of them, but just a few of my favorites! If you like what you see, be sure to go give Depth of Light a “Like” on Facebook! And if you’re in the area, I highly recommend her!
I can’t believe Baltimore Comic-Con is almost here. I finally bought my badges and I’m picking up the last few things I need for my Elektra cosplay. Of course the most important thing is the top that I commissioned from Lady Shepard Cosplay. She had some SDCC projects to work on before she started on my top but over the weekend I got some updates! And holy shit guys, I’m way too excited!
Isn’t it beautiful?! And it’s not even finished yet! She still needs to add the zipper to the black layer but it’s almost finished. I’m glad my friend Lindsey recommended her. I finally got around to buying a new pair of black jeans. Honestly, I should have bought them forever ago when I got rid of my last pair. I bought some Sais off Amazon and boy, are they bad ass.
I grabbed a pair of fingerless gloves as well which are always hit or miss for me. I have small hands and most of the time they never fit right. The pair I bought though fit pretty well for the most part! My wig arrived too but I’m not happy with it. The top area near the front (bang/fringe area) is thin and you can see the base of the wig. I’ve emailed them about it but still waiting to hear back. I did find another wig though (already in a ponytail) that I’ll be ordering tomorrow. Then that’s it! I’ll have everything I need to kick ass at Baltimore Comic-Con!
This is probably the last post about the costume since I really don’t have anything else to write about but expect some photos after the show! Are any of you working on cosplay? Or have any conventions coming up soon?