Earlier today, I posted the official photos and pre-order information for Square-Enix’s Deadpool Play Arts Kai figure, which I knew I was going to hear some grumbles about the pricing of (because PAK are, well… pricey). The price on that item didn’t sting me too much, though, because I had the foreknowledge that a way more expensive Deadpool figure would be going up later in the day–and so it now has! The insanely dynamic Sideshow Exclusive Deadpool Heat-Seeker Premium Format Figure is now up for order—with a price-tag that’s as crazy as this statue’s aesthetic!
And while it’s taken a few months to get that confirmation, it has arrived: the Sideshow Premium Format Deadpool Heat-Seeker Statue is priced at a staggering $699.99–plus shipping! Is there any way this quarter-scale statue can actually be worth that kind of moolah? Let’s take a look…
We’ve gone back and forth over the years between Sideshow giving us some tremendous accessories and some eye-rolling ones with their exclusive editions, but there’s definitely never been exclusive extras like these! Even the side of the cellphone facing Deadpool has a little decal on as Wade takes his own photo! Crazy, crazy good stuff.
Okay, enough about the limited extras, though: let’s talk about this statue itself. It is all-out mayhem, and beyond a doubt the most dynamic Marvel statue that I can ever remember seeing released by any company. Ever.
The Heatseeker Deadpool statue portrays Wade Wilson jumping away from an explosion on the ground, while dodging a heat-seeking missile in mid-air, while cutting a grenade in half with a sword in one hand and wielding either a machine gun or a selfie stick in the other. For any other character, I think this would be poor lunacy and just wouldn’t work. For Deadpool..? It’s just the right level of lunacy.
And with dimensions of 24″ high and 22″ wide–not to mention a weight of 14 pounds–collectors are certainly going to be getting their money’s worth when they purchase this Deadpool Heat-Seeker Premium Format Figure. The only real question is how many collectors have seven hundred dollars to drop on this statue.
The Sideshow Collectibles EXCLUSIVE Heat-Seeker Deadpool Premium Format Figure is now up for order, and is scheduled to be released between December 2017 and February 2018. That’s a long time from now, but when you’re talking about a $700 statue, a longer wait just means more time to make smaller payments.
I’m 50/50 on this statue right now, but if I do bite, I’ll definitely be using one of the Sideshow Flexpay payment plans. Otherwise, it’s just way too expensive for my blood (as in, “my wife will have my blood if I pay for it all in one month”).
What do you think of the new Heat-Seeker Deadpool Sideshow Premium Format Figure, Marvel collectors? Does anyone have 700 bucks plus that they’re dying to throw at Sideshow Collectibles for this piece, or are you taking a wait-and-see attitude with what’s almost certainly destined to be the wackiest Deadpool statue ever?