A Kotobukiya Deadpool ARTFX+ Statue makes its Debut; X-Force Version Also Available
Everyone’s favorite Merc with a mouth is finally making his debut as a Kotobukiya Deadpool ArtFX+ statue, standing about 6-inches tall in the ArtFX+ 1/10th scale.
Deadpool was created back in 1991 by Fabian Niceza and Rob Liefled and in recent years has become extremely popular. He’s an anti-hero who’s teamed up with some of the most well know heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe. I remember when I was at school my classmates would go “Deadpool, who?” and now everyone is caught on and he has more comics, figures, statues, video games; hell he’s had his own pinball table.
Being a fan of Deadpool, I can honestly say this statue is absolutely perfect and has captured his character perfectly. Every fine detail is here. The black and red costume looks accurate and has a gloss finish to it, which looks really good. You can clearly see his slender muscular physique beneath the costume. I really love the head sculpt too; you can clearly see the stitching of where the hood/mask comes together which also shows in some part of his costume. The black mask part does not look over sized and really helps convey his somewhat crazy and zany expression. I really like how the eyes are done and the shape of his face beneath the mask. It’s marvelously well done. I also really love how the gauntlets and boots are done.
Now Deadpool would not be Deadpool without a small arsenal of weapons that he has strapped to his costume. I can see on his person that has a Katana (two sheath) a pistol, SMG and a combat knife. The default weapons he carries. He also has various pouches strapped on to his body carrying ammo and various other tools of destruction. They really look like leather and have buttons on them too. Although he has most of his weapons stowed on his persons they are very well detailed. I really love the detail on the katana, especially where the blade meets the hilt and the hilt itself. I really like his belt buckle too; it looks exactly how it does in the comics and doubles as his logo. It’s a very small detail but I am very pleased that they got that right.
The pose itself is really important to the character too. He’s in a low crouching position with one hand reaching a sword and the other outstretched in front of him. I must say with his pose and facial expression he looks rather playful in a twisted sort of way. With reaching for his sword, doing a rocking sort of expression on the other and with that look on his face. He looks to be taunting his opponent with some smarmy wise remark, which is totally him.
Deadpool also comes with an interchangeable hand that can be swapped out for the rocking hand. It’s holding the second katana (which is equally impressive) and gives him more of a serious battle ready look. And that’s not all. You can get an Exclusive X-Force costume version from Diamond Comic Distributors. It’s exactly the same but he’s in his X-Force duds. They are both really impressive but the X-Force one just makes it for me personally. If you prefer one look other the other you could pick one, or if you’re a really big fan you could get both! I should note that both versions come with the same interchangeable hand and magnetic base.
This statue is available to pre-order now here and if you are looking for the X-Force version you should check out other online retailers or your local comic book shop. He’ll cost you around $55-$60 but won’t be released until next March.
I would definitely love to get either version of this statue personally. If you’re a Deadpool fan, this is simply a must have and he’ll fit in perfectly with all other Kotobukiya Marvel statues.