Time to dig into the deep, deep archives for this one. I’ve had this guy on my to-do review list for way too long so I decided to knock him out before yet another year went by with him collecting dust.
I’m just about exhausted on Marvel Legends Deadpool figures. Hasbro hasn’t been shy about milking him for as many figures as possible, but the Deadpool and Chill version is probably the last variant I had to own. It’s such a goofy concept and firmly in keeping with the character to not appreciate.
Packaging: This is one of the best package presentations we’ve seen from Hasbro as Deadpool looks like all he needs is a couch or bed. The torso/head of the Build A Figure Sauron looks like he’s chilling with Deadpool making for a very fun conversation piece just from the packaging.
Hasbro kept the fun going with the bio, which once again breaks the fourth wall and speaks directly to the reader. It’s a cool touch and completely fitting for Deadpool.
Likeness: This skeevy looking headsculpt is awesome. Actually there’s a lot of awesome with this figure. The headsculpt has ol Wade cheesing, but his scarred face along with the squinting left eye makes it look weird — in a good way. The top half is a standard Deadpool figure, but it’s the lower half where things get interesting.
Wade is wearing some white boxers with hearts. This is probably the first and last time Hasbro will need to sculpt boxers and they look terrific with just the right amount of wrinkles and bagginess.
Deadpool’s legs further reflect the cancer that’s ravaged his body. The detail work here is incredible. There’s skin peels, which reveal the muscle fibers underneath. This is some of the most detailed sculpting Hasbro has done on a figure.
To fit Wade’s out there persona, he’s only wearing one loose fitting sock to fit in his fuzzy pink slippers. Again, the detail is remarkable for this scale and one of Hasbro’s best pieces.
Scale: I don’t think there’s a hard and fast rule for Deadpool’s height, largely because he’s rarely portrayed as standing straight in the presence of other heroes.
Paint: Here’s another category where Deadpool and Chill shines. I wasn’t expecting the skin peeled sections to have paint, but everything else is and done incredibly well. From the ‘eyebrows’ on the hearts to the teeth, the paintwork came out great. This figure has more paint apps than the standard figure so that’s impressive.
Articulation: The articulation on this one is important as you’ll want to try as many goofy and goofball poses you can imagine. There won’t be any limitations beyond your imagination, which should be inspired big time with this guy.
Deadpool and Chill has:
- ball-jointed shoulders
- elbows (double-jointed)
- knees (double-jointed)
Accessories: Deadpool comes with two new guns — a smaller pistol and a medium sized blaster. Thankfully they’re black and not toy grey or some obnoxious bright color.
And the real selling point for folks has to be the BAF Sauron head and torso. This is an impressive looking piece already and I’m looking forward to completing him.
Worth it? I was able to take advantage of a Gamestop sale and get this guy for $18. That’s a fair price for a figure with so many unique parts and a pretty impressive BAF piece.
Rating: 9.5 out of 10
I have a feeling this will be the random Deadpool that crashes a bunch of figure reviews. It’s a fun piece and a creative variant.
Where to get it? Gamestop has quietly become the Marvel Legends go-to spot. 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.