X-Men Origins: Wolverine broke our hearts in so many ways and on so many levels, from the special effects that, at times, only a Mystery Science Theater 3000 fan could love, to the “Cajun” Gambit-in-name-only. The most egregious crime committed by the film’s director Gavin Hood, however, was the handling of everyone’s favorite Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool. Ryan Reynolds, who portrayed a pre-Deadpool Wade Wilson, gave viewers hope with his scenes early in the movie, shooting smart-ass comments off left and right with the ease he portrays in the Marvel comic books. However, by the end of the film, his character was transformed into a mute abomination, an echo of his beloved crazy-pants comic book incarnation.
However, with news that Deadpool is getting his own film that might very well redeem the character from the sins of Origins making once-jilted fans excited again and regretting their choice to reject the existence of God, it’s kismet that Marvel’s merry, murderous mutant merc will be receiving the Sideshow Collectibles treatment with his very own 1/6th scale action figure!
Made available for pre-order as of September 25th, you won’t have to break through the comic book proverbial fourth wall to get your hands on this X-figure. The ‘pool-man comes with more accessories than most of Sideshow’s 1/6th scale figures I’ve seen in the past, and that’s saying something. The impossible-to-kill mutant comes with a whole arsenal of weapons, several interchangeable hands, and a couple of heads to give your li’l Wade the expression you want. (That sounded needlessly dirty.) Best of all, though, are the different word balloons that accompany the figure because, really, Deadpool just ain’t Deadpool unless he’s talking a mile a minute.
Sideshow’s got the 411, the “deets,” if you will, on this bitchin’ figure. (I feel magnificently old right now.)
Launching Sideshow Collectibles’ highly-anticipated Marvel Sixth Scale collection…“Here comes DEADPOOL!”
Armed to the teeth with guns, puns, and things that go boom, Sideshow’s fully articulated Deadpool Sixth Scale Figure is ready to break through any obstacle – especially the proverbial fourth wall.
Decked out in his iconic hand-tailored red and black costume, super-studly Wade Wilson comes with two handsome portraits and tons of goodies, including long and short stabbing weapons, two bitchin’ pistols, a Whoop Ass-ault rifle, and Big Boomin’ Balls. Famous for his over-the-top personality, Marvel’s Merc with a Mouth can fully express himself with multiple swap-out hand gestures and plug-in word bubble accessories, customizable with explicit thoughts and witty words. All we have to say is, “You’re welcome, mankind.”
I can’t say an ill word about the Merc’s Sideshow figure. I just can’t. It’s a beauty to behold. From the subtle weathering on the fabric where it meets the clothing to the indentations in the mask suggesting a moving mouth, all I have to say to Sideshow is SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY. Well, you know, eventually because, at $229.99, motor-mouth mutants don’t come cheap. We all have time, though, as this Sideshow Deadpool figure is only available for pre-order at the moment, with shipping starting next year. Keep an eye out on Sideshow Collectible’s official site for more updates, including more entries in their line of 1/6th Marvel collection (Wolverine & Punisher, baby!) In the meantime, save your pennies or take on some mercenary work to snatch Deadpool. Follow your heart.