Monday, April 23, 2018

Marvel Legends 1st Appearance Deadpool

I must say, I'm delighted with this Marvel Legends 1st Appearance Deadpool- I got him a couple bucks under retail price, shipped from Kokomo Toys in Indiana. My initial impression from Hasbro's solicitation of this figure was surprise- I'd only just secured the coveted X-Men/Juggernaut BAF Wave Deadpool, which comes armed to the teeth with an alternate Wade Wilson head and taco. For all the complaints I heard about this version's lack of extra weapons, I still really love this action figure. He's not exactly 100%  original Deadpool appearance, but rather an amalgamation inspired by the Rob Liefeld creation.

A topic of some debate regarding Deadpool is his trigger fingers... with no guns included. It's been argued that perhaps he was known less for his marksmanship in the early days, but his 1st appearance in New Mutants #98 shows him on the cover brandishing a firearm, so that's not really true. I say find a gun or two and arm him!

The buck on this figure is excellent, with all the articulation I could ever want, notably the butterfly joints at the shoulders. I've heard complaints about his overly slender build compared to the previous X-Men Deadpool, but he looks buff enough to me.

Deadpool's katana stay in his grip and in the sheaths on his back securely, no matter his pose, which is key. I've heard complaints about the short length of the blades, but that doesn't bother me. It may be that this is a sort of "bonus" Deadpool, having seen at least four renditions of the character from Hasbro in the last couple years, but I like the variety. If you see this Deadpool, pick him up!

Below, Deadpool with a couple of the X-Men,

Below, Deadpool with the recent modern Black Widow I just posted on:

And finally, Deadpool with the 2018 Walmart Exclusive Thanos:

More Later- Make It FUN!


  1. I'd love to see this one released in the throwback Toy Biz packaging. I still have my childhood X-Force Deadpool and I'd probably be tempted to pick this one up, especially repackaged!

    1. You would not be disappointed by this action figure, Barbecue!