Deadpool. One crazy guy, that made a huge splash outside of the comic world with a movie that was a huge success. People in the know have loved Deadpool for years. For me, he was in and out of comics that I read. I knew who he was. I knew he had a loud mouth and great jokes that could rival Spider-Man. It wasn’t until more recently that I started to get the collected volumes to really delve into the character. And boy does this not disappoint.
Now we have the figure. Part of the X-Men series, since he wants to be an X-Men over almost anything else. What do we get with this figure? First and foremost, we get a fantastic figure. We get some nice new body parts. The forearms and the shins are both covered in armor. He has a great head sculpt that gives a wonderful expression. And he comes with a few costume accessories that really add to the outfit, including the belt, shoulder holster for his katana blades, and leg holster for his gun. So, with such a great figure, how can we top that? Add in more accessories than I have ever seen come with one figure, and more than some waves have had over all of the figures combined. Let’s take a look at what we get.
First off, a knife. I am sure if Deadpool is using a knife, he is out of options… like cutting off his own hand to get away. There is a sheath along the outside of his left leg to keep it nice and close by.
Next up is a pair of guns. They look like they are Desert Eagles. A little small if they are, but fairly well done. They both have a holster, one on the hip, and one on the thigh. Yay for storage for your guns!!!!
Next up, the pair of Katana blades. Can’t be Deadpool with out going into a gun fight wielding a pair of swords. They look great. They were nice and straight out of the box, and fit nicely into the sheaths running down his back.
Then we get a little crazy. A rocket launcher with punching fist. This is the same rocket launcher we got with The Punisher, but without the boxing glove. Thankfully, if you want a more serious tone, the boxing glove is removable. The rocket launcher pegs into the hole in his back.
We get a couple of extra weapons. One is a repaint of the shotgun that came with The Punisher. This time around, it is a much better silver color. The other gun is a futuristic rifle. It makes me think of the Kree storyline where Deadpool was pretending to work with them while he was actually working on destroying them. These guns are extra, and do not have a place to be stored on Deadpool. I am thinking some straps need to be added, because Deadpool needs to go into battle with every weapon that is not tied down.
Finally we get an alternate head. We need an unmasked head, because how else is he going to eat that taco he also comes with? The head looks horribly great. He is no doubt a burn victim of some sort. The smile is well done, and shows he cannot be kept down by that ugly face.
This figure is great. No wonder it took me so long to get my hands on. Everyone and their brother wanted this figure. It was an additional figure to the wave, so it did not come with a BAF part. Instead they filled every part of the box with some kind of death instrument. What fun!!!