The first three 12-inch Marvel Legends from the last reboot got marked down, but the next three include fanicer Thor and Hulk and Deadpool. The Merc with the Mouth and the Mstabbing managed to trade on existing tooling by taking the previous Spider-Man [FOTD #1,501] body with a few new bits. The hands, head, torso, and feet are new. One of the thighs is new. The gear is new. It's really quite clever - the spider web shooters are visible under little cuffs used to represent gloves!
The 12-inch action figure an impressive beast. Like Spider-Man it has just over 30 points of articulation, basically replicating Spidey's range of motion minus toe articulation. Some sculpted bits on the chest look like he has stitched garments, but most of the body just has black paint to create the illusion of layered fabric on his body suit. Clever! It's not as fancy as a higher-end 1:6 scale figure, but it delivers a lot of plastic and articulation for the asking price.
The sculpting is pretty great, with little bracelets giving the gloves a little more depth and covering some Spidery parts. The hands can be swapped out to fists, a thumbs-up hand, weapon hands, and a hand made for his food. This is good to see. The knives fit in his bandoliers, the swords fit on his back, and the two golden guns seem stuck on his hips. If they come out, I'm not able to remove them. They're separately molded pieces, but seemingly trapped forever. The figure has painted buckles all over, and the look of the figure is fairly sharp.
One of the best weird accessories is a severed head with a spinny propeller. This is a Zombie Deadpool head, or Headpool if you like. You can put it on a clear display base so it's flying around his decapitated body - and the jaw opens, too. It's ghoulish and nifty. Multiple colors of molded plastic are forged together to come up with something that looks far better than merely painting it - and the same is true for the ripped-mask head and its exposed flesh bits. It looks fanicer and more expensive than a normal figure, which is good because it's still basically a Spider-Man body with some new adornments. It comes together well, but at least they're passing the savings along to you.
He has two red weapons, too - they're fancy and have nice printing on them. Everything fits in his hands perfectly. My sample seems to stand quite nicely, although his biceps seem to sag a bit with gravity. He does a great job standing otherwise, which is pretty much what you want out of your murderous invincible mutant mercenary figures.
This is one of those figures that seems to do a good job of offering a fairly deluxe experience, although it seems fans increasingly bristle at the $60ish price point. Actually, anything above $45 seems to be increasingly problematic - which is a shame, because this is leagues better than last year's trio. There's so much more going on here, and also it's Deadpool who rarely gets a large production run. Maybe this is the one time they actually made more than enough. Let's hope so. It's not the normal size, but it's impressive for the asking price. It's an impressive piece and if you think you might like it, I'd say you probably will love it. I've only got two of these bigger guys and this makes me want to buy one or two more.
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