Deadpool (Wade Wilson, Marvel Prime)

For a character that was only supposed to be a one off villain, Deadpool sure proved popular enough to now become one of Marvel most famous heroes (both in and out of comics). First appearing in New Mutants #98 (1991) by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza, Deadpool was originally hired by arms dealer Tolliver to fight the New Mutants. He was only supposed to appear in that story-line but he proved popular enough that he was given a mini-series, which saw him team up with Banshee and Siryn, who he developed a crush on. In the early years he was more broody than he is now. It was in his first ongoing series that DP truly developed his slapstick and sometimes extremely violent comedy that he is known for.

Deadpool is Wade Wilson, a small time merc who had been diagnosed with cancer. In order to cure it, he joined up with a faction of the Weapon Plus program who were trying to recreate Wolverine’s healing factor. The treatment however caused Wilson’s skin to develop scars all over his body. Thinking that he was a failure, they sent him to a hospice called the Deadpool for all their failures. However, Wilson had developed a Healing Factor and escaped the Deadpool. He then went on to become a Mercenary, given the nickname “Merc with a Mouth”. Though he would usually work solo, mostly because most heroes can’t stand him, he has joined a number of teams, including X-force, Weapon X and the Uncanny Avengers.

For many many years, Deadpool had a problem even getting into stores. That was because at the time, his name was considered non-family friendly and most store wouldn’t carry him if he was made. During the 90’s and early 2000’s, any character that wasn’t PC friendly or had the name of dead, Death or some such, weren’t allowed to be said on TV (hence the reason Deathstroke was called Slade in the Teen Titans). As more adult toy line become wide spread and the TV matured quite a bit, Deadpool went on to become one of the most popular character. This was extremely boasted thanks to Ryan Reynold movie. Since then he has figures coming out through the nose.


Haves

Classic

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Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends – (Rob Liefeld Style) Deadpool – Sasquatch Wave Deadpool / (Udon Style) 2-pack Deadpool With X-Force Warpath / (Marvel Now Style) X-men Juggernaut Wave Deadpool / Deadpool Sauron Wave Pantless Deadpool

  • Background:
    • Deadpool has alway been know for his red and black (or navy depending on the artist) costume. Many Artist have drawn it in different ways, however the design usually remains the same with different straps and pockets added to it.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • Deadpool is one of those characters you need for most collections. He is needed for a Wolverine, X-men, Avengers, Spider-man and Captain America to name just a few. The reason I didn’t recommend just the one is because you should choose the artist style you want the most but the Juggernaut wave one has the most accessories but the Deadpool / Sasquatch wave one is a nice figure as well with more articulation. As for the Pantless version, it’s a nice fun figure for fans and is alot cheaper to get then the Figma version. But it’s not something people will want. Funny as hell, so get it if you like a fun figure.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No. No more. Please.

X-men

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Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends 2-pack Deadpool With Regular Warpath (Variant)

  • Background:
    • When Cable was injure in a fight, Deadpool brought him to the X-men to be healed. Thinking that he could become a X-men, he design this suit (based primarily Astonishing X-men Cyclops) and tried to join only to be rejected.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • Unless you have to have every Deadpool, then I would suggest skip this one. If you are trying to get the Warpath, then try to get him loose. This is a one issue costume and was only done to have a Variant that was the case with most of the 2-Pack at the time.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • Maybe as an exclusive on the new build but otherwise no.

Utopia X-men Costume

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Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends Deadpool Wave 2 X-men Deadpool

  • Background:
    • Because of the above episode with the blue costume, Deadpool believed he was a member of the X-men. So when he arrived at Utopia, an artificial island off the coast of San Francisco, he was told to leave. In order to prove himself, he fought mutant hater in a costume based on the X-men training with the help of Domino. He was more of a hindrance then a help, so Cyclops forced him to leave, but did say that Deadpool had skills.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • This is a nice fun figure for people who just collect figures for the enjoyment. It is also a nice figure for people who love Deadpool or want to create a Spider-verse version of DP or their own Deadpool Corps. However, I will be the first to say that most people will probably skip this because it’s a short lived outfit.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No.

Uncanny X-force

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Recommend Figure: Hasbro Marvel Legends Deadpool Sasquatch Wave X-Force Deadpool

  • Background:
    • After Hope Summer returned to the present, Cyclops decided to disband the X-force team. However, Wolverine believed that the team was needed so he recruit Deadpool to help. They all wore similar costumes of Black and White/Grey/Silver.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • If you are collecting a Uncanny X-Force team, this will definitely needed. Do NOT try and get the Hascon exclusive. That figure is (or was) overly priced and comes with pretty much the same accessories as the Juggernaut wave version. Get the Sasquatch wave one as it is the exact same figure with less accessories.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No. Been done twice.

Venompool / Back In Black

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Recommend Figure: Hasbro Gamestop Exclusive Marvel Legends Back In Black Deadpool

  • Background:
    • If you believe Deadpool’s version of the first Secret Wars, he was actually the first person to wear the Venom symbiote before Spider-man. Year later, he was then rejoined with it and started wearing this.
  •  Why you need it for your collection?:
    • If you like Deadpool, Venom or are building up a Venomverse collection, then this is needed. Otherwise it can be skipped.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No.

NEEDS:

Below is a gallery of costumes that still need to be made. Click on the image to see chances of it being made. Please note that this is my personal opinion and not fact. If I missed anything, please let me know in the comments below.

 


Teams

THE AVENGERS

Alternate Realities

Lady Deadpool (Wanda Wilson, Earth-3010)

 

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