Deadpool set to arrive in Japanese import style this spring

This guy is a Marvel and Kotobukiya collaboration, and we’re stoked on it! Also known as Wade Wilson and recognized for his part alongside the Avengers, this version of Deadpool is part of the ArtFX 1/10 scale series. The assassin, in addition to an elaborate costume with mini-satchels and weapons provisions, comes with interchangeable hands that either give a playful yet assertive thumbs-up or are ready for combat, clutching a second sword. The time will fly by before the highly anticipated Deadpool movie is out, so grab this 6-inch statue early to be ready! The preorder ships May 2015.

Stunning and ready for combat.

Stunning and ready for combat.

DEADPOOL Statue by Kotobukiya

Brandishing a katana AND a mini SMG while guarding what appears to be a crate of a dozen other weapons and forms of ammo, Deadpool retains his status as the king of overkill. Although a product of 90s comic books excesses, his self-awareness and irreverent wit helped him make it through the decade without losing the personality that makes him who he is. Now, Kotobukiya has created a brilliant tribute to the Merc with a mouth.

The Deadpool 10-inch Statue, sculpted by Erick and William Valenzuela, brings the character to life and perfectly captures both the dynamic look of Deadpool’s costume and the quality of his movements, exaggerated and dangerous. Rendered in cold-cast resin, he’s a striking addition to any Marvel fan’s collection!

Deadpool 10 inch Statue from Kotobukiya

DEADPOOL! Formerly a member of the Weapon X program, Wilson has since struck out on his own as an assassin for hire and independent agent. With his trademark costume, extensive armory, and nonstop witty repartee, Deadpool makes a huge impact wherever he goes. Sculpted by Erick and William Valenzuela, the demented yet hilarious assassin is recreated in high quality cold cast resin.

Deadpool 10 inch Statue Kotobukiya

X-Men Origins: Wolverine and…Deadpool?

When fans of the X-Men film franchise (those who hadn’t yet downloaded the film’s leaked workprint) first saw the movie Deadpool action figure, it’s safe to say that there were very few people pleased about this:

(image from ToyFare) I’ve never been the type to cry foul when Hollywood has to make changes to comic canon (sometimes things have to be done to translate this stuff for a wider audience), but this (and what we see int he film) does seem like they went a little far. Despite some vague efforts to get the eye patterns to resemble the Deadpool we know and love, fans of the wise-cracking, fourth-wall breaking one-man army (who, by the way, has no problem speaking) are going to have to wait for a new Marvel movie to get a treatment of the hero who seems to have been inspired by Hellboy’s Karl Kroenen or a toothless version of Moral Kombat’s Baraka. Which is either a plus or a shame, because Ryan Reynolds does seem like he could have carried off a far more comic-accurate version of the character. But we’re here to talk about figures, so here’s a look at the complete collection of Wolverine Origins items we’ve not got in stock. It includes Wolverine in his high-tech skivvies as Weapon-X and the Baraka-style Deadpool. Fortunately, it also includes the classic Deadpool, Wolvering AND Gambit for purists.

And hey, for anybody still needing that Deadpool fix without the dreaded “Origins” tag, we’ve got you covered in two ways. First, there’s the Marvel Legends Series 6 Deadpool, which comes with a full-length comic and an alternate head that actually manages to look pretty compared to that of his latest incarnation.

The above Marvel Legends Deadpool is a pricey piece, and definitely one for collectors, but the next item is very much “for all”: the Superhero Squad Deadpool and Punisher. Two characters very much unused to being adorable, they pull it off nicely in this 2-figure set from Hasbro. Of course, there’s nothing Hollywood likes like a sequel. So who knows what’s next for our beloved Wade Wilson? You never know: maybe next time they’ll get it right.