I’m a little torn on Deadpool here. He’s a pretty great figure. Not the perfect Deadpool necessarily due to a few minor design issue but he’s solid. He also comes with a ton of accessories and no Build-a-Figure piece for Juggernaut. Which is why I’m torn. What Deadpool represents is essentially what I wish we got from Marvel Legends as a line. Dump the dumb BAF aspects, load up more accessories, alternate heads, weapons, effect parts, alternate hands.
Yeah, it’s a dumb reason to dislike a figure, it’s more that I dislike the concept he is presenting, because it’s what I want from every figure. How much cooler would Havok be with a screaming head and an energy blast that strapped to his chest somehow. How much better would that boring Phoenix be with a flaming base and fire ball parts to strap on to for dynamic attack poses? How about a nice Ice base for Iceman to thrown down on? Is Deadpool representative of what we could have without BAF bits?
Enough talk about non Deadpool things though, that’s sort of tangential to the main topic here, and not totally some weirdly meta thing for a Deadpool related review. Also, referencing that it’s a review within a review isn’t meta and 4th-wall-ish either.
Deadpool has one really great thing going for him, his accessories. He has so many accessories that a few of them seem really pointless and dumb and out of place next to the others. The swords, the pistols, the knife, all have nice built in storage on Deadpool, which is great. The rocket Launcher could even peg onto his back. The alternative head makes sense, Deadpool with and without mask. The Taco’s fun. Then there are the two screw silver guns, they look ugly, they don’t really fit too well with the theme of everything else, personally, and they just don’t even need to be there.
Which just exacerbates my previous frustration, not only does he get a mess of accessories, he has extra mostly useless crappy accessories!
Honestly Deadpool only really has two real flaws. One, he has this goofy pinky finger sticking out hand. This problem could have easily have been fixed with a spare, normal hand, maybe in place of one of his useless extra guns. But it didn’t happen, it’s kind of really weird.
Then there is the part where he’s crazy hard to find, because, well, Deadpool. He had a super popular movie, he doesn’t have the saddle of a BAF piece and he’s a really good figure all around.