Marvel and Netflix finally released the Defenders after 5 seasons of television shows leading up to it. I enjoyed it well enough, but this is not a television show review website. The question at hand is Will Hot Toys Make Defenders Figures? I have some thoughts on the subject. Obviously anything is possible, but I would have to guess that they won’t. Let’s dive into it.
The Television Masterpiece Series
First and foremost, I have to say I am exceedingly happy that Hot Toys is finally getting back to their Television Masterpiece Series (TMS). There are so many amazing television shows on now, not to mention ones in recent years. Since Daredevil was announced, he was followed by The Punisher from the Daredevil show, as well as Ghost Rider from Agents of Shield. Now most would think that this would be indicative that more Netflix/Television Marvel characters are on the way, but I don’t think so. For now, I would say there is a very slim chance that we’ll see Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, or Iron Fist from Hot Toys.
There is a very common thread between Daredevil, The Punisher, and Ghost Rider, and that is their costumes. All three of these figures have very intricate, iconic costumes. Hot Toys does not really seem to be in the market of doing releases that consist of street clothing that often. I wondered if that was a reason that we have not seen a Hot Toys Logan figure yet. The last Wolverine figure we got from Hot Toys was the Days of Future Past version, baring the costume that he hardly wore in the film. His main costume in that film was a leather jacket, and it appeared that Hot Toys preferred to make the more intricate costume.
Obviously Daredevil has his iconic red suit, but what do the other three have? A sweatshirt, a leather jacket, and a suit. Not the most interesting looks to say the least. However, I think there is hope for the future.
For the sake of our readers, let’s say spoilers ahead. At the end of The Defenders, we get a peek at Iron Fist looking over the city. While he has not yet donned his yellow mask, he is wearing a tracksuit that is reminiscent of his comic book costume albeit in a more modernized style. That is what is needed for the other two heroes as well; a merger between their comic styles and something that works alongside the shows realistic aesthetic. Maybe once Iron Fist gets his full suit we can see a Defenders figure of him!
Hot Toys is not a dumb company, they want to make money from their products. To do that, they need to sell interesting, iconic figures. In my opinion, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones probably do not hit those marks for the company. This is not even mentioning the fact that the first season of Iron Fist was poorly received.
So Will Hot Toys Make Defenders Figures? I would say if anything, we will be getting figures of the rest of the team when we get new seasons of the shows. Personally, I would rather have an Elektra figure from Daredevil Season 2 to round out Daredevil and Punisher.