Richter Boys Review the Sideshow Deadpool Sixth Scale Figure
All photos by Shawn Richter/COF photo
Though Deadpool is not what you’d call a “primary character” in the Marvel Universe, the Deadpool movie is tearing up the box office and setting all kinds of records. It had the biggest opening weekend for an R rated movie ever ($132 million) and is still cruising. Deadpool has officially hit the big time!
While the Sideshow Deadpool Sixth Scale Figure isn’t the movie version of Deadpool (that figure by Hot Toys won’t be out for another 5-7 months), you simply have to have them both. After all, let’s be honest – you have at least nine Iron Man figures…
The box for the Sideshow Deadpool figure is relatively small and compact for a 1/6 figure, with simple art. Then you open the box…
I’d seen photos of the figure and while I loved the way that it looked, I was not prepared for what I saw when I opened the box. There is just so much to take in, it’s total sensory overload.
The figure is awesome, Gavin and I were both totally wowed by it right out of the box. Hands, swords, guns, knife, the suit with pouches (SO MANY POUCHES!), armored pieces, gauntlets, two speech bubbles, a whole sheet of stickers for the speech bubbles…
I’ve seriously never seen so much stuff in such a small box for a 1/6 figure!
The suit isn’t too tight or too baggy, it gives just enough room to move him around and pose him. There are a ton of pouches and they’re easily removed or moved around the various belts. We wondered what the heck Deadpool even keeps in those pouches? Gavin thought certainly some old chimichangas had to be hidden in there somewhere. I guessed maybe some bullets (more than twelve), crayons, hand lotion and a stuffed unicorn. Of course Gavin was puzzled by that answer as he isn’t allowed to see the movie. 😉
Collectors Tip: Sideshow made a “How to be a Poser” video for Deadpool. There is a very important tip in this video about applying stickers to the speech bubbles so make sure you don’t miss it!
Of course there is also the trademark Deadpool belt buckle, right there in the middle of it all. I did several shots with him holding the two pistols around it, and those were some of my favorite photos. There are also two heads, one a little more serious than the other so you can pick and choose depending on the pose.
There are two awesome grenades, painted with Deadpool’s face on them. I LOVE those grenades, such an terrific touch. But where to put them on his body? There are several options, some a little less appropriate than others. On the other hand, the Sideshow product page does call the grenades “boomin balls” so maybe this is the right place to put them after all?
With so much stuff, the capacity for posing this figure is endless. Fists…guns…swords…gun and sword…big gun…various hand gestures…
Collectors Tip: Sadly THAT hand gesture is not one of them – although there is one hand making the “peace” sign and if you were to superglue that index finger back into place, that could do the trick. You’re welcome.
I spent more time photographing this figure than I’ve ever spent on any figure, and I’m still coming up with ideas for other things I could have done. Whatever your collection consists of, I guarantee this is a piece that you’ll keep going back to time and time again!
Until next time!
Gavin and Shawn Richter
(aka Kid Coulson and Captain America, aka The Richter Boys)
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