Sometimes, you just need a little Deadpool to get through the day. Would that we could all be so sardonically charming as Wade Wilson in real life. Alas, we can always live vicariously through his adventures in print and on screen. For those of us who also thrive on action figures, there are also plenty of options when it comes to the mouthy mercenary. In fact, it's a bit of a challenge to find new ways to be excited about Deadpool toys, as so many are just so similar.

That doesn't stop companies from giving it their best efforts though. As we can see with Square Enix's latest Marvel Variant for Deadpool, there's still some mileage to get out of that very familiar red and black suit.

One thing you can never say about a Square Enix Play Arts figure is that it lacks detail. There's so much going on here, I'm not sure you'll be able to see each and every bit of nuance sculpted in until you have Deadpool in hand next spring. Giving him a more armored approach --- which has been a staple of the Marvel Variant figures --- allows Square to throw in a lot more detail then if it had stuck with the more traditional cloth costume. You can see some of those sculpted fabric elements in there too, but for the most part, this Deadpool is showing up to the fight in full body armor from head to toe.

All that armor also helps hide the joins of this incredibly poseable figure. Again, Square is not known for taking it easy when it comes to its figures. For some, that amount of detail is construed as over-working, and the amount of articulation is thought to be too much. When those joints are hidden so well though, it's a flimsy case. You can do a lot with Deadpool, who is an agile character, and the articulation is nowhere near as gaudy as something like a Revoltech figure. Sure there's a premium price to pay for Square's efforts, but it's hard to argue with the actual results.

The Marvel Variant Deadpool figure is available for pre-order now for $149.99, and is expected to arrive in May 2017.

 

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