Oh man…I’ve been sitting on this review for a bit…mostly because I was torn of doing a stupid 4th wall breaking review…but then I realize I do that already. Here is the deal with ME and Deadpool…it was The Circle Chase, the first 4 issue mini series written by Fabian Nicieza that made me like this character, but then Joe Kelly…he who shall always be revered…writer of such an under appreciated X Men run…when HIS Deadpool book came out, oh I was a true fan for life. Seriously…I know keep this part short with only a single pic, but I’m going to give you my single favorite page from that run. This is from Deadpool #29 after meeting the Black Talon:
How Joe Kelly didn’t get any credit in the Deadpool movie I’ll never know…ANYWAY I LIKE DEADPOOL! So now I finally get my toy…so am I happy?
Well here is the man in all his glory…and guns…and bazooka…and swords…and pistols…oh and a knife, just because. He looks absolutely fantastic. The paint is dead on, the lower legs and arms are fantastic with the armor and the head sculpt is perfection. The main body is the Bucky Cap mold, so that gives us all the main articulation we need, BUT my one major grip is that the arm joints are those gummy types…which we really haven’t seen in a while, so it was a bit of a let down. After that we have all the bets, holsters and pouches you could desire. I mean look at the belt buckle! Well…look at it in a better picture lol. Seriously, they gave ‘Pool here the royal treatment.
Stripping him down to the basics, Deadpool is really a fantastic sleek figure. All the details are there that I could want. The head is expressive, with one eye slightly squinting to the buckles sculpted on the armor. Ok, a bit more paint on the bad would have been nice…but still pretty slick.
Deadpool holds his swords…well ok…The grip is a bit loose for my taste (careful, keep it clean kids). You almost have to pose him first, THEN add the swords just so you don’t drop them. Oh the bazooka pegs into a hole on Deadpool’s back by the way. That weapon does look interesting…
Yeah, that is a boxing glove on the end. Totally silly, and more of a Joker kind of weapon than Deadpool to be honest. Yes, Deadpool can be crazy, but he is still a mercenary. He uses lethal weapons and aside from that ONE time he used a sheep gun…no really he did…Issue 16, you really should get these on Amazon, some great stuff here.
Seriously, the things I do for you…
I digress…the boxing glove is silly, and thankfully is removable. Still he does hold it like a champ.
Then we have the pistols because he looks awesome with them. There is something about the pinky finger being up on the one hand that just adds that bit of amusement to dishing out death.
Of course we have to talk about the greatest accessory since the slice of pizza…the TACO!!! Man the LETUCE is painted on this! It is great! Will be used in may shots I assure…of course there is one problem with a taco and a mask…
Thank goodness we have the unmasked alternative head then! This has a psychotic grin though I’m not a fan of the yellow eyes to be honest. Still it’s like an ugly avocado had…oh you have seen the movie, you know the line…it’s an ugly mug.
Finally we have the bigger guns which yeah, I wanted more paint. I mea if the taco could get it, why not the gun stocks? These are held well enough. I didn’t bother with the knife, because if the swords were loose, the knife would be lost.
In the end, despite the minor gripes, Deadpool is pretty damn perfect. They decked him out with so much gear he didn’t even get a build a figure part, and I have no problem with that. As a fan, I am thrilled to have him. I could never afford the after market price on the Toybiz one, so no comparison shots…but honestly I don’t need one. This fills the niche dead on. Hasbro’s Deadpool gets a SOLID A+. Now we just have to decide just who is our favorite healing Canadian killing machine is going to be…