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“Just got the suit back from the dry cleaners. I hear blue and gold is the new red?”
Okay, yep, there’s another Deadpool. Still gotta review the other Deadpool. It’s okay, there’s just this one more review, and then I get to review something I actually care about. Come on, Ethan, you can do this! I believe in you, me!
What good would a Deadpool wave be with only a single Deadpool variant? That would be downright preposterous, wouldn’t it? Well, we covered the zanier side of things with Pirate Deadpool, so let’s have a look at something that’s a bit less out there, and a bit more…umm…what’s a more exciting word for bland?
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Deadpool is technically figure 1 in the Strong Guy Series of Marvel Legends, but I’m over here looking at him last. Why? Because I kept putting him off, that’s why. And, I guess I can’t keep doing that? Yeah, okay, I’ll stop stalling. I swear. Look at me: quitting stalling. For realsies. Totes quitting. Stop the madness! So, what we have here is Deadpool in one of his X-Men uniforms. It’s not the first one we’ve gotten. It’s not even the first figure of this particular design, which cropped up as a variant in Hasbro’s 2008 fan choice two-packs. The figure that I’m putting off reviewing is 6 1/4 inches tall and he has 32 points of articulation. Structurally, he’s a mash-up of prior Deadpools, using the Juggernaut Series head, the 2099 body and the wrist, neck, and ankle bands of the Sasquatch Series figure, and the harness from the Corps set. It’s fine, and it gets the job done. Everything is about as accurate as it should be. He’s got the same issue as the last, slightly more comical X-Men costume Deadpool figure, which is that the Juggernaut Series head doesn’t quite sit properly on the neck of the 2099 body. It just sits a bit too high and doesn’t look right in most poses. Additionally, the harness was originally sculpted for the old Bullseye body, so it sits a little off kilter on the torso. The whole assembly just ends up looking a little poorly conceived. In terms of paint, this guy’s main appeal, for lack of a better, blander word, is his changed up color scheme. Instead of his usual red and black, he’s blue and yellow. It’s very blue and yellow, so I guess that’s good? Application’s clean, so there’s that, I guess. Deadpool is packed with two sword, a handgun, a shotgun, and the head to the Strong Guy Build-A-Figure.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
I didn’t have any interest in this costume the first time it got a Legends figure, and I can’t really say my opinion on it changed by the time of the second go-round. This costume’s never been one that’s excited me all that much, and I’m really starting to feel some hardcore apathy to all of the Deadpool variants we’ve been getting as of late. I wasn’t much for Pirate Deadpool, but at least he tried something different. This one’s just so…meh…
Blandness aside, thanks to my sponsors at All Time Toys for setting me up with this guy for review. If you’re looking for Marvel Legends, or other toys both old and new, please check out their website and their eBay storefront.