MARVEL LEGENDS (HASBRO)
“La-la-la-la—oh, hi there. Been here long? What’s this? What am I wearing? Well, this pretty little number is a look I like to all “Deadpool and Chill.””
You can’t have a Deadpool themed set of Marvel Legends without Deadpool, can you? Of course not! That would be totally ridiculous! So, let’s review this here Deadpool figure!
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Deadpool is figure 1 in the Sauron Series of Marvel Legends. He’s the first of the three specifically Deadpool-themed figures in this assortment. He’s the third Deadpool figure released this year. This figure’s look is quite a unique one; rather than just being a standard take or specific version of his costume, it’s a slight variation of a prior costume. It takes his Marvel Now costume like we saw on the Juggernaut Series release, and makes Wade…a little more comfortable. It’s a goofy, irreverent sort of look, which makes a ton of sense for a character like Deadpool, though it’s admittedly slightly unexpected to see a figure in his boxers on regular retail shelves. The figure stands 6 1/4 inches and he has 30 points of articulation. Like the standard Marvel Now Deadpool and X-Force Deadpool, he’s built on the Bucky Cap body. He re-uses the forearms, hands, and belt from MN Deadpool, along with all-new pieces for the head, and lower half. The new head has Wade’s mask pulled up to show his mouth and nose. It matches up correctly with both the masked and unmasked heads from the last figure, which is certainly a plus. The new lower section is definitely the star attraction here. The detail work is definitely top-notch. I particularly love the fuzzy slippers on his feet, especially the way he only has one sock on underneath of them. That’s a fun little character touch. The paint work on this figure is alright, though not without some issues. The biggest issue is the slop on the edges of the black sections of his costume. It makes him look rather messy and unprofessional as is, and its one of the sloppiest instances of paint I’ve seen on a Legend in a little while. The other issue, which is an exceedingly minor one, is that his red is a completely different shade than the one used for the MN Deadpool. If I’m honest, I’m more frustrated that Hasbro didn’t just use this color from the start than I am that they changed mid-run. The big downside is that you can’t swap the heads between the two versions like I’d hoped you’d be able to. Deadpool is packed with two different guns, which are the same ones included with Domino, but in black. I like these guns well enough, though this does cause an issue with the re-used belt. Since he doesn’t include the same pistol as the last time, there’s not actually a gun that fits in his holster, so it’s going to be permanently empty. That kind of sucks. He also includes the torso and head of the Sauron Build-A-Figure.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Obviously, there’s not much competing with the Juggernaut Series release for the role of definitive Deadpool, but with these specifically Deadpool-themed assortments, a Deadpool or two is needed. I like that Hasbro’s going with the angle of amusing variants, rather than a bunch of boring minor variations. There’s a lot of fun to be had with this figure. Sure, he’s got some minor issues, but he’s enough fun that you don’t really notice.
This Deadpool figure isn’t actually mine; I split this set with my friend Max from over at All Time Toys. He was kind enough to lend me his half of the set to review alongside my half. If you’d like one of your own, he’s still available through All Time’s story. If you’re interested in buying other Legends figures, or are looking for other cool toys both old and new, please check out their website and their eBay Store.