Monday, September 24, 2018

Action Figure Review: Deadpool (X-Force) from Marvel Legends Series: Deadpool by Hasbro

   Recently I grabbed quite a few Marvel Legends figures loose from some sellers for some very, very low prices. Today I'm checking out the X-Force Deadpool figure from the Sasquatch Build-a-figure series of Deadpool figures that was released in late spring/ early summer to coincide with the release of Deadpool 2 in theaters. While Hasbro hasn't released anything directly resembling the characters from the Fox Marvel films in quite some time (I think the last true tie ins were from The Wolverine back in 2013, and no Marvel Legends were released) they definitely have been getting better at coordinating releases of the films comic counterparts. While Deadpool 2 definitely has a tribute to Wade's X-Force costume he never wears this specific outfit in the film (the gray coloring is just from dust covering his outfit), who knows what future films will have? Hasbro certainly is fond of this variant as a version of X-Force Deadpool has appeared a few times previously and this one is largely a redo of the HasCn exclusive Deadpool from last year. Let's check out this 2018 version after the break...

 The Facts:

Height: 6 1/4th 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: Rifle, pistol, 2 katanas, harness, and holster.

Non-Scalper Price: $20 dollars
 The Positives:

* While we've seen this body over and over (it might be time to replace it, Hasbro) it still works well for a superhero outfit. It look shredded and the paintwork is fairly neat and clean for a mass market toy. The black and grey color scheme is quite sleek and definitely offers a nice variation on all of the red Deadpools I have sitting around. Deadpool also has lots of cuffs on this outfit, including a cuff around his collar and cuffs on his wrists and ankles. These are separate pieces added over the basic sculpt.

*  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 kill happy. Have fun having him annoy all of your other action figures!

* I don't have another Marvel Legends Deadpool that uses this headsculpt so I'm not sure if it's reused or not. It's a bit grimmer than some Deadpool headsculpts, which really works here. I love the blood red eyes, too. Hey, there was even a scene in Deadpool 2 where Deadpool gets blood in his eyes, causing the usually white lenses to turn white. Easter egg?

* Deadpool includes a rather strange rifle that I cannot identify. It looks very futuristic and comic book inspired, kind of like a Nerf blaster. It is the same sculpt that was included with the HasCon exclusive X-Force Deadpool that was released last year and now is a crazy expensive figure, although that one has red highlights.

 * Deadpool's second weapon looks like a Desert Eagle pistol except it has been painted blue. And given an orange tip. Other figures have been armed with this pistol but only Wade Wilson's has been painted to look like a toy complete with an orange safety tip!

* Last up, Deadpool comes with two katanas. You'd be disappointed if he didn't have them, right? They actually have a nice red and black paint scheme on the handles, too.

 * Deadpool comes with a removable harness that features two sheathes for his katanas. This fits on him really well and the swords slip inside very easily.

 * To complete his tactical look Deadpool has a cool belt with the X-Force logo and lots of pouches along with a thigh holster with multiple ammo pouches, too. The thigh holster is easily removable, if you want to use it for something else, and it slides down over his right leg to be removed. The pistol fits inside like a charm.

*Remember that if you buy this figure new, you're going to also get the head for the Build-a-figure of Sasquatch,
 The Negatives:

* Like most of the Marvel Legends figures that use this body (and there are a heck of a lot of them) the elbows are far too rubbery. I wish Hasbro would make the material just a bit stiffer. Also, the shoulders can be tough to move. They seem rather too stiff.
  You know what? This is a really, really fun action figure with lots of accessories. If you count the BAF part, the harness, and the holster, Deadpool comes with seven accessories. That's largely unheard of for a mass market figure, isn't it? Since this guy is a redo of last year's HasCon exclusive Deadpool some folks will probably want to skip it. That's A-OK. If you don't own that version or don't have the money to pony up, this is still a Great and a 1/2 figure. He's fun and loaded with extras!

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,  the Toy Biz X-Men: X-Force Deadpool, and the Marvel Legends Deadpool in his boxers.

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: Deadpool by Hasbro (2018)
Deadpool (Boxers)
Lady Deadpool

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. This version of Deadpool reminds me of the white Astronaut or Pilot Spawn action figure. I'm not sure if it was a movie tie-in or if it was with the usual MacFarlane Spawn line. Now that I think about Marvel Legends Prowler resembles Spawn too.

    1. I remember that white pilot Spawn! He definitely wasn't part of the movie series. I think he was a very early figure and a variant. Maybe series 2?

  2. Maybe so. From what I remember, I might have seen a photo of White Pilot Spawn at the back of the Commando Spawn movie figure, which is why I think it was also part of the movie toyline. But then again, MacFarlane made the movie line so I suppose it's no big deal for them to promote their main Spawn line on the movie toys' packaging.

    1. That would make sense. McFarlane was really good at cross promoting their product and would put the lineups for many of their lines (Movie Maniacs, Total Chaos, Spawn, Monsters) on the back of the packages. It was an effective strategy.

    2. Now that I think about it...I might have also seen a photo of Al Simmons in an astronaut's suit and gear at the back of that Commando Spawn's blister pack but I seem to recall that it was under the Total Chaos line.

    3. If it is this one ( it is from Total Chaos. I have him posed with my McFarlane Metal Gear Solid, Spawn: The Movie, and my Plan B toys Special Forces stuff.


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