Sunday, February 25, 2018

Marvel Legends - GWENPOOL!

Marvel Legends - Spider-Man (Lizard BAF Wave) - Gwenpool - Hasbro 2018

Comedic characters are always a tough translation into plastic. Most companies excel at making stoic or angry faces for their figures. But the minute you try to add some whimsy or a sardonic grin, things start to get pretty wonky. Even the smirk on the recent Enchantress figures looked more creepy than mischievous. But this Marvel Legends Gwenpool figure nails it. The standard head with the big smile is great, but the alternate tongue-sticking-out head is simply fantastic. If you're unfamiliar with Gwenpool, she was originally conceived in a series of Gwen Stacy-themed variant covers as a mashup between Gwen and Deadpool. She became very popular with fanart and cosplayer communities and soon began starring in backup stories and special issues before getting her own title in 2016. She is unique because her character knows she's in a comic book.. which leads to her constantly breaking the fourth wall, cracking all kinds of comic in-jokes, and killing with gleeful abandon. It's pretty great. Let's check her out below!

Gwenpool some with to heads (Tongue-in and tongue-out), two swords, a penguin backpack, three pairs of hands, and a cell phone (which fits snuggly in her belt).

Gwenpool's Build-a-Figure piece is Lizard's tail.

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here is Gwenpool with her wave-mate, Spider-Woman.

My Gwenpool collection so far: Mini-Mates, Rock Candy, Marvel Legends, Pin Mate, Funko Pop and a Bootlego.


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