Boy, this has been some week for Deadpool news. First, our favorite wise crackin’ “Merc with the Mouth” gets a confirmed live action movie deal slated for 2016 (all thanks to that leaked test footage and the internets power to move mountains). Like an endless platter of savory fish tacos, the heaping portion of satisfaction continues. Now, Sideshow Collectibles has announced the first entry in their Marvel Comics 1/6 scale figure series, Deadpool. And sweet Christmas if it isn’t everything you ever wanted in a premium Deadpool figure – 12 inches of red coated righteousness. The first figure ever to break the 4th wall!
Here’s the figure description from Sideshow:
Decked out in his iconic hand-tailored red and black costume, super-studly Wade Wilson comes with two handsome portraits and tons of goodies, including long and short stabbing weapons, two bitchin’ pistols, a Whoop Ass-ault rifle, and Big Boomin’ Balls.
Famous for his over-the-top personality, Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth can fully express himself with multiple swap-out hand gestures and plug-in word bubble accessories, customizable with explicit thoughts and witty words. All we have to say is, “You’re welcome, mankind.”
The Sideshow exclusive version of the Deadpool figure also comes with a flying Deadpool zombie head, seen below:
Both versions of the Deadpool Sixth Scale Figure will be priced at $229.99. Pre-orders begin September 25.
As a owner and reviewer of quite a few Sideshow Collectibles figurines (check out my recent reviews for the 1/6th scale Captain America and G.I. Joe Destro figures) I can personally attest to the superior quality, craftsmanship and unparalleled level of detail that goes into these 1/6th scale figures. Excuse the pun, but one simply can’t help but Marvel at these high end pieces. Yes, they are expensive, but totally worth it. You can see that every penny goes into the true to form sculpts, hand tailored clothing and multitude of accessories. You get what you pay for, and with Sideshow… you get the very best!
To level out my clearly biased praise, I do have a couple of complaints with this Deadpool figure.
He’s got two head sculpts, but no one thought to craft a unmasked version? Deadpool’s scarred up hamburger head is part of his trademark. It’s a shame to not see it realized in high scale figure form.
My other issue lays with the random shoulder and kneepad armor. Comic experts will have to help me out on this one, but I don’t think in any version – comic, cartoon or otherwise – Deadpool has ever had armor pads as part of his costume. The dude has an accelerated healing factor, he doesn’t need (or care) to have any part of his body protected. These clothing add-ons look like they were tacked on to round out the figures profile. I would hope they are removable.
Oh, and why not give this figure a chimichanga as an accessory? Figured that would have been a give in.
All-in-all this figure looks like a great piece. Looking like you’d expect a premium Deadpool figure to look. And, the 4th wall thought bubbles are the icing on the cake – giving collectors a multitude of hilarious display possibilities.
$230 does not buy you happiness. Though it can buy you 230 chimichangas or this sweet Deadpool figure (you decide) and that’s pretty much the same thing. Pre-Order now at SideshowCollectibles