Tuesday, August 20, 2013

[Toy] Never to be opened figures

Toy has posted a new item, 'Never to be opened figures'

San Diego Comic Con. Oh how you torture me. I saw this set planned for the SDCC
a month or so ago and was a happy little jo-jo and sourced one straight away
pleased with the thought of having a Legends Deapool for my collection. Its not
until much later that I realised that these arent Legends figures in the 6 inch
range, but the Marvel Universe figures in the 3.75inch range.Disappointment and
happiness then flew in all at once.On the minus side, I am still without a 6
inch Deadpool.On the plus side, I am not at all feeling bad about leaving these
guys in package.Hasbro, being the despotic company they are rarely package items
so that one can put them back in the package and make it look relatively like
new. This lot has worked well, since I already have a little Deadpool to play
with, I can now look at these guys and leave them in their boxes quite happily,
because with this set,Its ALL about the Packaging!This set cleverly comes in a
Taco van, as Deadpool loves tacos, not only that (and this is the reason why I
wanted this set) the figures themselves come in little taco themed blister
packs! Oh My!Its very cleverly done.

The outer carton looks like a Taco truck. There are lots of lovely touches on
this baby. Note the shadows under the truck and the shadow in the passenger
window, they coincide with the characters on the other side!!

You get most of the members of the Deadpool Corps, which are Deadpool from other
Dimensions. Included in this set are:
Lady Deadpool
Champion of the Universe (ChampionPool)
Noticeable by his absence is Headpool. Zombie Deadpool Aaaw. One thing that had
me a bit concerned though was this little patch of information on the bottom of
the box.Hmm, I hope this doesnt get distributed in Australia. I find it
incredibly odd that this is included on an item that is purely for the San Diego
Comic Convention, in San Diego, AMERICA. Especially since this has the SDCC logo
plastered on the front of the box.On the plus side though, this contains 6
figures, so at the Australian B$ Price of Twenty Bull$hit bucks for each figure,
itll cost at least $120, so I wont financially out of pocket. But still, odd to
see that printed on an item that seems incredibly unlikely to be sold anywhere
else.Enough about the outside of the box, lets have a look inside hey?The
figures sit in a tray and slide out of the back of the box and the tray has some
amusing blurb on the back and side.

Get the toys out of the tray and they come packaged in little cute taco styled
cardboard backings. Ha ha ha ha, which open up to show the figure. Woooo!

Its very cute and nice to see that even though the taco print is the same for
each one, they have their name printed on it. Shame that to get to the figure
itself, you have to rip the crap out of the packet, as the plastic is glued on
to the card. Now for a closer look at the figures.First up, Deadpool!This one
looks exactly the same as the Universe release of Deadpool, except for the
floaties, which I really like. He does come with some really cool looking
weapons though. At first I got really excited thinking that the exposed mouth
mask was Headpool, but on closer inspection, it has teeth. If I remember
correctly, Headpool doesnt have any teeth, so its obviously a head so Deadpool
can eat his tacos. Still, a nice touch and a masked head is included as well. I
guess if you wanted too, you could paint the teeth black and have a Headpool.

Next on the list, Champion of the Universe, hereby referred to as
Championpool.Less weapons, blue skin, Deadpooly costume. Very nice and
appropriately larger in stature than Deadpool.

I must admit, I do kind of want to open this one

So I skip to the next, Lady Deadpool.

Nice big bazooka (the weapon, I am talking about the weapon) and some kind of
weird gun thing that looks a bit like a hairdryer. Interesting to see that Lady
Pool has a much simpler designed costume with a simple utility belt and braces
around the shoulders. I havent seen any comics with Lady Pool, but I do believe
her hair is meant to be blonde, which they messed up here with the caramel
colour on this one.

Tempted to open that one as well.Thats it for the action figures, the others are
just static figures.Next is KidpoolNicely sculpted, good logo and I like his
eyes and mask area. Proportions look accurate to how he was drawn. I was a
little annoyed to see that his laser sword was bent at the tip though

And finally, Dogpool and Squirrelpool. Again, these guys are static figures. Oh
there is also an inflatable duck-ring as well, which I have seen around Deadpool
in some pictures, obviously to go with his floaties. Squirrelpool looks really
good I think, its very cute that he has the mask as well as the swords on his
back. Dogpool is nicely detailed and the way he is positioned in the packet
looks like all his attention is on the Squirrel (cue Up movie reference here).

So there we have it. No figure reviews because as I said before, the small size
of these guys doesnt really interest me that much, but incredibly nice, funny
and relevant to the character style of packaging. Its nice that you can look at
the figures without having to open the box, but it wouldve been nicer if I could
have got to the toys without having to destroy their cards. But oh well, no
great loss in my opinion. I have the general release of Deadpool and while a fun
little toy, with a surprising amount of articulated joints, I dont feel like I
am missing out on much by not opening these guys up. I guess theyll probably
make it to general release one way or another, but even then I doubt Id go for
them. A Deadpool Corps Legends set however would be an entirely different kettle
of fish.However, even though I have this set and I know Deadpool like
Chimichangas and tacos and stuff, I still dont understand Tacos

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