It was December 2017 and the Tokyo Comic Con where we got our first glimpse at a MAFEX Gwenpool from Medicom. The Medicom team have now confirmed the full details for the figure and released a slew of promotional images.
After focusing on figures from the Marvel Movies to date in the 1/12 MAFEX line, this is the first true comic book release for Medicom. While the figure is pretty close to the Marvel comic-art, it also has a very Anime look to it - particularly the facial expressions - with the look of the figure apparently taken from the Anime inspired The Unbelievable Gwenpool comicbook by Christopher Hastings, with illustrations by Gurihiru.
Gwenpool will be released in September 2018 and will retail in Japan for 7800 yen. That will equate to £51 or £71, plus a bit extra for shipping and import to the UK/US. She comes with three head portraits - masked & happy, masked & scared and unmasked. She also gets two backpacks - a dolphin and a penguin - a scrunched up mask and mobile phone. She will be armed with a pair of katana blades which will fit into a working pair of sheaths which are also worn as a backpack. A number of hand options look also to be included.
Gwenpool is an interesting twist for the MAFEX line and she will certainly have appeal to both Marvel and Anime collectors and I suspect she will be a surprise hit when she arrives in Autumn.