Monday, September 18, 2017

Marvel Select - LADY DEADPOOL!

Marvel Select - Lady Deadpool (Deadpool Corps) - Diamond Select Toys 2017

Lady Deadpool is one of those characters that perfectly epitomizes the type of heroine I obsess over. I love when an established male character suddenly gets a female counterpart. I know this isn't the most progressive viewpoint to have, and you have to look past the whole "male derivative" angle, but I love seeing how much more interesting a female hero or villain can be when there is a well-known male character to directly compare to. That said, I don't really know anything about Lady Deadpool. I know her name is Wanda Wilson and she is the Deadpool of another reality who teams up with all the other weirdos (Kidpool, Headpool, Dogpool, etc) as the Deadpool Corps. But basically I just think she looks cool. I've tried several times to start building a small Lady Deadpool collection, but most of her previous products are higher end and expensive. This is her first piece of merchandise that I've really liked. Marvel Select has come a long way and I'm really looking forward to more. Let's check out Wanda below!

Lady Deadpool comes with a ton of accessories including four extra hands, two swords with a back-mounted "x" scabbard, a bazooka, an uzi-type gun, a display base, and Headpool (on his own flight post).

Let's talk about articulation. The good part is that there's a ton of it. She has hinge-and-swivel shoulders, bicep swivels, double-hinged elbows, and swivel wrists. Then ball-jointed head, ribcage, waist, and hips. Upper thigh swivels, double-hinged knees, swivel boots, and hinged ankles. I count 27 points of articulation in all.

The bad part is that about half of her joints were extremely stuck. I never had to boil a figure so hard or exert so much pressure to loosen up the joints before. I'm shocked I did not break her. Once freed-up though, she stayed tight and movable. I'm super curious to see if I have similar problems with the upcoming Spider-Gwen.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here she is with the recent Marvel Select Gamora.

And here she is with two recent Marvel Legends figures, Jessica Jones and Sif. As the Marvel Legends figures keep growing in scale, they are lining up more and more with Marvel Select.


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