I’m just about exhausted on Marvel Legends Deadpool figures. The Deadpool and Chill version is probably the last variant I had to own so let’s see if I work up any affection for this X-Men version.
Packaging: Hasbro has won the packaging of the year with this wave and this might be the best of the bunch. Deadpool is punting the head of Madcap whose hat is falling to the bottom of the package. It’s really a fun setup and an inspired presentation.
The bio keeps the fun going with Deadpool mocking the X-Men with his custom made X-Men attire. It’s more of the same tongue in cheek style that plays out so well in the Deadpool comic and is just as entertaining here.
Likeness: As impressive as the Deadpool and Chill variant one was, it’s hard not to view this one as a slapped together figure.
It’s the reused head from the BAF Juggernaut Deadpool figure on the Sunfire buck with the Jim Lee Cyclops figure parts. This is a cobbled together figure at best and makes for a nice gag, but it still would have been better to get any other X-related character instead.
The inspiration for the figure actually would have worked better with Byrne-era Cyclops parts as it had the appropriate boot cuffs and flared gloves. And the modern Deadpool head should be switched out with the Liefeld-era one since the comic version didn’t show mask seams.
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Scale: This Marvel Legends Deadpool is a regular size figure and won’t tower over anyone. I’m kinda blanking on where to put him exactly so his scale won’t be as big a deal as with other characters.
Paint: Deadpool nearly got the X-Men student uniform down, but maybe he got it a size too small. The shirt and sleeves ride up. The X-Men logo should be a little bigger and the belt’s X-circle should be gold instead of red. My figure had some light smearing around the logo, but otherwise came out fine.
Articulation: It’s the standard Marvel Legend articulation made even better by those awesome Sunfire butterfly shoulders. They add another element to the posing, which is essential for a goofball character like Deadpool.
- ball-jointed shoulders
- elbows (double-jointed)
- knees (double-jointed)
Accessories: Deadpool gets a blaster that was previously used with the BAF Juggernaut figure. This time it’s cast in black, which looks better than the original silver version. He also has the backpack and katana set.
For a lot of collectors the real fun here will be the inclusion of the Madcap head and hat. I’m well behind on my Deadpool reading, but essentially he’s the Daffy Duck to Deadpool’s Bugs Bunny. Madcap has a crazy costume and while this bootleg X-Men attire will do for now, I’d love for Hasbro to go really nuts and make a true Madcap figure.
Additionally, Deadpool comes with the tail of the BAF Sauron.
Worth it? I got Deadpool for $18. I wouldn’t have paid more for this guy and unless you’re really anxious to build Sauron, I think he’ll come down in price further soon.
Rating: 7 out of 10
There’s nothing technically wrong with this figure. I’m Deadpool-ed out at this point and this wave really pushed the limits of how much Deadpool is enough.
Where to get it? Gamestop is pretty much the only retail spot to get current Marvel Legends. Thanks to their actual precise store location finder on the website, it’s easy to track down what is and isn’t in stock. Amazon.com also has the wave in stock and you can get him for a bit less than the normal retail price.