It’s impossible to have a conversation about modern comic book characters that have exploded into ‘A’-List headliners for their respective companies without mentioning the Merc with a Mouth himself, Deadpool. Despite having only first appeared in 1991, the fairly recently-created Deadpool has become one of the most popular and recognizable characters in the entire comic book world. So it’s only natural that for their first non-Avengers Marvel Now! ARTFX+ statue, Kotobukiya would select one of Marvel’s most trendy characters–the Kotobukiya Deadpool ARTFX+ Statue has now been revealed!
But while we knew Deadpool would be gracing our Kotobukiya shelves in the future, we didn’t know a thing about his pose or design. That is–until this week.
In advance of the 2014 San Diego Comic Con Preview Night, Kotobukiya decided to share photos of their ARTFX+ Deadpool figure with the world. And while I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from this piece, I think the design and sculpt that Koto devised for Deadpool is pretty excellent.
Kotobukiya has sculpted Deadpool in a very dynamic crouching pose where it really looks like Deadpool is getting ready to leap into action and go on the attack. It’s an aggressive pose, but the paint deco and sculpting on the piece also make it a really fun one.
And hey–if Kotobukiya wants to get really crazy, they could even do convention-exclusive variant signs on the Deadpool ARTFX variant costume statues that we’re sure to get next year (I’ll take an X-Force Deadpool and a Blue Costume Deadpool, please). The possibilities are endless!
The Kotobukiya Deadpool ARTFX+ Statue should be up for pre-order soon, and should be released in early 2015. Kotobukiya hasn’t announced a price-point yet for the ARTFX+ Deadpool statue, but based off the Kotobukiya Avengers ARTFX+ statue pricing trends, we can safely assume Deadpool will retail for $55-$60 once he goes up for order.
Marvel collectors–What do you think of the Deadpool Kotobukiya ARTFX+ Statue? Is this Deadpool a worthy addition to the Marvel ARTFX+ statue line following the completion of the Avengers, or do you feel like Kotobukiya missed the mark with this Deadpool 1/10 statue?