Monday, September 17, 2018

Action Figure Review: Deadpool from Marvel Legends Series: Deadpool by Hasbro

    Hasbro has definitely gone all in on releasing Deadpool figures in Marvel Legends, haven't they? While they can't/won't release any Deadpool movie based figures, they're certainly getting the comic versions of all of the characters from the films out. Of course, they're also having fun with the crazy Deadpool variants and this time we get what you might call "Casual" Deadpool. It's your standard, garden variety Deadpool but he's got his mask up (presumably for snacking) and his pants off, presumably for just chilling out on the couch. He's an interesting choice for a variant and he was too hilarious for me to pass up. I'm not a huge Marvel Legends collector but every now and then I pick some up for fun. Deadpool is part of the recent series that includes the Build-a-Figure of Sauron (Dr. Karl Lykos, not Mairon the Admirable) but I managed to get him for about half price without his build-a-figure part (Sauron's head and torso). Let's chill with the Pool-man after the break...

 The Facts:

Height: 6 1/4th inches

Articulation: Swivel/ hinge ankles, 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: Two pistols

Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars
 The Positives:

* This is a pretty fun looking figure. Whether you're a massive Deadpool fan or not or a huge Marvel collector or not, there definitely is no reason that you shouldn't want an action figure of Deadpool not wearing his trousers. He's quite unique and it seems like Hasbro gave him a unique sculpt from the waist down. His boxers are covered with little pink Deadpool styled hearts, too, which I find to be just delightful.

 * The articulation is as good as on nearly any other Marvel Legends figure. Most of the joints have the little teeth in them which keep them in place. Deadpool is well articulated, fun to play with, durable, and sexy. Have fun having him creep all over your other action figures!

 * The headsculpt is quite good and nicely offers up something different as it shows Deadpool showing off his lower face. He's got a big grin on, too.

* I love that Deadpool gets a special hand for firing his pistol. He sticks that pinky finger out because he's classy, darn it.

* The sculpting on Deadpool's legs is pretty nasty, which I dig. It's definitely on the grislier side of what you'll find at mass market retail and it's completely unique to him, so good on you Hasbro.

* For extra comfort Deadpool is wearing some fluffy pink slippers. He's also only wearing one sock. It's dirty and has a hole in it, so maybe we don't know where the other sock is?

* Deadpool comes with two guns, both of which aren't very realistic but do look pretty cool (kind of like Nerf blasters). The larger of the two guns is about the size of an SMG and is very boxy and futuristic.

* The second gun is a smaller pistol. It again has the boxy, futuristic appearance of a Nerf blaster.

* Remember that if you buy him at retail, you'll also get the torso and head for the Sauron BAF.
 The Negatives:

* Hasbro's Marvel Legends series is easily one of the best toylines out right now and one of my only complaints about them is that they often use a very rubbery plastic on the elbows and knees. Deadpool's knees are fine but his elbows are pretty rubbery and feel weird.
 * Deadpool's belt looks pretty cool in and of itself but it has two major problems. First up is that it has a holster but no pistol that fits it! What? That is definitely a violation of Barbecue's 10 Commandments of Action Figures and it pisses me off!

*Second, why didn't Hasbro paint the grenades? Why are the grenades the same brown as the belt? That's a pretty big paint detail to just skip over!

   Despite the flaws (which are frustrating but not deal breaking) Deadpool in his boxer shorts is a pretty fun action figure. He's fun to pose, fun to play with, and just fun to put out on your shelf or desk as a conversation piece. Who doesn't want to talk about a pants-less Deadpool? Nobody, that's who. This is a Great action figure and a fun figure in one of the many new series of Marvel Legends. Hasbro keeps cranking them out but when they're all so good, who can blame them, right?

For more reviews of merchandise based on your friend Deadpool, check out the reviews of Mezco's One:12 Collective Deadpool, The X-Men Origins: Wolverine Deadpool and Comic Based Deadpool,  and the Toy Biz X-Men: X-Force Deadpool.

For more Marvel Legends Series figures, check out the following:
Marvel Legends Series by Hasbro (2016)
Enchantress (Mystic Rivals)
Nico Minoru (Mystic Rivals) 
The Punisher

Marvel Legends Series: Black Panther by Hasbro (2017)
Black Panther
Marvel Legends Series: Captain America by Hasbro (2016)
Black Panther
Demolition Man (Mercenaries of Mayhem)
Nick Fury 

Marvel Legends Series: Guardians of the Galaxy by Hasbro (2017)
Groot Evolution

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: X-Men by Hasbro (2016)
Kitty Pryde


  1. I suppose one reason why Hasbro hasn't released a movie Deadpool figure is because they can't find an existing body to work with?

    Speaking of the comics Deadpool figures, what's up with the Deadpool in an X-Men blue and gold uniform? Just the absurdity of Deadpool becoming an X-Man makes me want to buy the figure.

    1. Hasbro seems to put out new bodies for many of their movie figures, though. My guess is that it has something to do with their licensing agreements. They haven't put out any action figures directly from a Fox Marvel film since... maybe the scant few offering for the Wolverine. Prior to that they didn't put anything for First Class. For Fox's films, Hasbro seems to put out comic versions of the characters. Smartly this summer and early fall Hasbro has put out lots of Deadpools, Domino, and Cable, so if you want the main cast there is a way to get them. And yeah, apparently that figure is based on a comic appearance. It's also a plot point in Deadpool 2 (which I watched Monday).

  2. This is the Deadpool figure I want the most.

    1. I paid less than $10 dollars for him shipped. It seems that when these sets hit people buy them up, take out the build a figure parts and sell those, then sell the figures for cheap. I've bought nearly every non-exclusive Marvel Legend I've purchased this year that way.


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