The Marvel Symbiotes are pretty much my favorite characters in the history of all Marvel; specifically Carnage and Venom. However, I'm not a fan of Deadpool as a character but I will judge this figure solely on the articulation and detail as well as the design and implementation. I strongly prefer then Venom-like symbiotic headsculpt as opposed to the Deadpool head and the headsculpt is highly similar to the Stealth Venom piece released prior. The tendrils and symbiotic attachments are indeed glorious on the piece itself and the detail on the weapons is fantastic; the hot pink glowing blades are a distinct eye-catching element in the packaging and the numerous hands and interchangeable heads are but an addendum bonus to the figure detail. I'm not a fan of the concept of repaints altogether but I do acknowledge that this one is done very well. When it comes to the packaging itself, it is also a highly unique one, sharing the bright pink decor with the clashing black and white palette. It's a nice one indeed. Now why do I rate this figure a 4 instead of a clean 5; that much is obvious. Deadpool is not a character I like and would have preferred to see all the other symbiote characters well before we get more of these venomized versions of marvel heroes and anti-heroes alike. What I'd like to see are Riot, Phage, Agony, Hybrid, Bile, etc. to complete the Life Foundation Mercenary squad along with any other original symbiote characters from the initial Lethal Protector and Separation Anxiety run well before getting more Deadpools and Spider-Man variations which I don't care about half as much. We already got Carnage, Venom, Lasher, Scream, Toxin, & Poison. Now we need the aforementioned. Hasbro needs to prioritize releasing all the original villains well before more redundant "new" characters just based on what is new and running right now. This Deadpool figure is indeed a great one though for anyone who collects Deadpool and personally, the best Deadpool solely due to the symbiote design.
Length of ownership: 6 months
yes: I recommend this product