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“It’s a pirate’s life for Deadpool with plenty of adventure. Oh, and doubloons. So many doubloons.”
Remember how I mentioned that the latest round of Marvel Legends was half-X-Force/half-Deadpool? Well, I already covered the X-Force, so I guess I might as well get these Deadpools out of the way. We’re firmly going for the “isn’t he so wacky and goofy and off the wall in the most predictably meme-esque way possible” side of Deadpool with today’s figure, Pirate Deadpool. Why is he a pirate? Oh boy he’s wacky, that’s why. Yeah…just go with it, guys.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Pirate Deadpool is figure 7 in the Strong Guy Series line-up of Marvel Legends. He’s the first of two Deadpool variants in this assortment, and definitely the wackier of the two. He’s based on Deadpool’s appearance on the cover of issue 14 of his mid-00s solo series, which is a thing, I guess. The figure stands 6 1/4 inches tall and he has 31 points of articulation. This Deadpool is based on the Bucky Cap body, which is fair I guess, since about half of them are. He gets a new head, torso, left forearm, and add-ons for his cape and the skirt of his jacket. The new parts are mostly pretty decent, but for some reason, he loses out on the movement mid-torso for the new piece, which is rather limiting. The skirt piece is also a little softer in terms of detailing than I’d prefer, especially around the two (frustratingly non-removable) pistols. It’s also really thick, and rather restrictive. I do rather like the new head, though. The hat’s permanently attached, which ultimately works out better for scaling, and he’s got a slightly goofier expression going on, which works pretty well for the character. All in all, the parts amount to a pretty respectable recreation of the illustration from the cover. His paint work follows the trend of all of the post-Juggernaut Series Deadpools, so he’s got that much brighter red as a base color. It’s certainly eye-catching. The paint work is all pretty decent, with the application mostly being pretty clean. There’s a little slop around the bandana on his head, but it’s otherwise not so bad. Pirate Deadpool is packed with an appropriately pirate-y cutlass and flintlock, and…a katana? I mean, I get that he’s Deadpool and all, but boy does that katana stick out as being weirdly off theme for this release. He’s also got the left leg for Strong Guy, which isn’t very pirate-y, but I’m less likely to complain about that one.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
I didn’t really want a Pirate Deadpool when there wasn’t a confirmation of a Pirate Deadpool, and once there was, I still didn’t really want one. I did, however, want a Strong Guy, which required buying a Pirate Deadpool. Yeah, get used to this concept. There’s going to be a bit of that this week. Just as a heads up, on that one. In-hand, I guess he’s not terrible. If you want a Pirate Deadpool, this one’s not bad. I just don’t really want one…
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