He Slices, He Dices, and Now Thanks to NECA, Deadpool Comes in 18-Inch Sizes
For all the popularity Deadpool has enjoyed over the years, it's quite possible that his star has never shined brighter than in 2016. The dude is in about a dozen comics a month, he had a smash hit film (finally) that's earned the right to move into sequel talks, and he's still on more merchandise than just about any X-person without the words Wolv and Erine in their names. That includes action figures, of which Wade Wilson has has plenty. But there are more on the way, including his first from NECA Toys.
NECA's made a smidgen of Marvel figures before, all in quarter-scale size as the license permits, but they've all been tied to the movie versions of the Avengers. Deadpool will be the company's first Marvel figure based on his comic interpretation, and actually NECA's first comic book-based figure from either the Marvel or DC lines. Anyone that's been collecting NECA's 1/4 scale figures knows the kind of detail they bring to the table, but if this is a glimpse of the potential to come from other comic-based figures, the competition just got real quiet.
Your first question is probably, "Does he come with an unmasked head?" No, he does not. That's okay though. Not everyone needs to stare at that pile of ground beef Deadpool calls his face. The masked head is just as expressive, and it's the more notable look for the character. Deadpool will come with a few different hands (and 30 points of articulation) for posing though, so you'll still have that going for you.
It wouldn't be a Deadpool figure without a number of weapons, and NECA's definitely got you covered there. He'll come with a sword, a sai, a knife, an assault rifle, a sub-machine gun and a pistol. Now that handgun isn't just any ol' pistola either. If you happen to be a fan of Devil May Cry, you might notice some similarities between that gun and Ebony, one of Dante's signature sidearms. It's a clever reuse of tooling (from NECA's Dante figure), as well as a nod to Marvel vs Capcom 3, where Deadpool and Dante faced off.
The sculpt here is tremendous, and there's a lot of great detail from head sock to toe. Instead of just going for a straight bodysuit, NECA's opted to include some armor flourishes as well as pouches and straps and buckles galore. If it wasn't so clearly in line with the character, it might have been overkill, but when you get your start in the '90s X-Force comics, it's a perfect fit.
The Deadpool 1/4 scale figure is available for pre-order now from a number of retailers for ~$125.