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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
The Revenge of 31 Days of Toy Terror: Deathlok from Marvel Legends Series: Deadpool by Hasbro
Height: 6 5/8ths inches
Articulation: Swivel/ hinge ankles, boot swivels, double hinged knees, swivel thighs, ball jointed hips, swivel waist, mid-torso hinge, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, double-hinged elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, hinged neck, and a ball-jointed head.
Accessories: Pistol, minigun, ammo belt, backpack, and the left arm of the Sasquatch Build-a-figure.
Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars
* Here's a comparison picture of the new Marvel Legends Deathlok alongside of my original 1992 Toy Biz Deathlok. The Toy Biz Deathlok was released as part of the 3rd series of Marvel Superheroes and was in stores the same year that Toy Biz also launched the X-Men line.
* Deathlok is a very cool looking figure. I'm not a Marvel Legends expert so I'm not sure what parts are new and what parts are reused, although I'm willing to wager that the torso is new due to the chest tube and American flag patch on it. The cybernetic right arm is cool (maybe they were used with Colossus or Winter Soldier?) and I dig the armored bracers on the forearms. The paint scheme is really appealing and just seems like a color mixture that we don't see on superheroes that often.
* I love the headsculpt. Luther Manning has a pretty pissed look on his face and the nasty bits of decrepit flesh are well sculpted and give a pretty solid paintjob. He kind of looks like a zombie version of Cyborg, doesn't he? Deathlok actually made his comics debut around 6 years before Cyborg (1974 versus 1980) so he's not a copycat, though. I love the look of the cybernetic parts of Luther's head, although the dome doesn't lift up like on the old Toy Biz version.
* Deathlok's cybernetic legs and funky "future" boots look really cool too, as does his nifty belt. The belt is covered with pouches and has a loop for storing the included pistol.
* The articulation is as good as on nearly any other Marvel Legends figure and possibly even better. Deathlok definitely feels like a newer body sculpt and his articulation feels much smoother and more natural than some of the earlier Hasbro figures. He's a beast and he moves like he's ready for some mayhem.
* Deathlok has a lot of accessories with him. First up is this backpack. It looks fantastic and it is removable if you want to take it off. There are lots of scratches and scuffs sculpted into it, so you know it has been around a bit.
* Deathlok's pistol is one of my favorite action figure pistols ever. It just looks awesome. It's big and boxy, kind of like Robocop's pistol, and it has a scope and an extended magazine. I don't think that Deathlok is a particularly chatty guy so I suppose weapons like this do much of the talking for him.
* When he feels like saying quite a lot, Deathlok probably switches over to this bad boy. It's preaching time, fellows! This looks like a minigun of some sort and it features a pistol grip, rotating barrels, and an ammunition belt that plugs into the side of the gun (it doesn't actually feed through, though).
*I bought this guy for a fraction of the price online due to him coming without the Build-a-Figure piece but if you buy him new, he'll also have Sasquatch's left arm.
* My only criticism of this figure is that the minigun is large, heavy, and there isn't a great way for Deathlok to hold it. It really needed some sort of handle on the top or the bottom so that his left hand could stead it better. He can cradle the gun but it doesn't look "right" in shooting poses.
This is the first action figure of Deathlok I've reviewed on the site. For more more figures from the Marvel Legends Series, check out the following:
Marvel Legends Series by Hasbro (2016)
Enchantress (Mystic Rivals)
Nico Minoru (Mystic Rivals)
Marvel Legends Series: Avengers by Hasbro
Marvel Legends Series: Black Panther by Hasbro (2017)
Marvel Legends Series: Captain America by Hasbro (2016)
Demolition Man (Mercenaries of Mayhem)
Marvel Legends Series: Deadpool by Hasbro (2018)
Marvel Legends Series: Fantastic Four (2017)
Marvel Legends Series: Guardians of the Galaxy by Hasbro (2017)
Marvel Legends Series: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 by Hasbro (2017)
Gamora (Daughters of Thanos)
Nebula (Daughters of Thanos)
Rocket Raccoon & Groot
Marvel Legends Series: Silver Surfer by Hasbro (2018)
Marvel Legends Series: The Unbelievable Gwenpool by Hasbro (2018)
Marvel Legends Series: Typhoid Mary by Hasbro (2018)
Marvel Legends Series: Venom by Hasbro (2018)
Marvel Legends Series: X-Men by Hasbro (2016)