NECA have just announced that they are bringing their Ultimate Action Figure format to their 1/4 scale range of figures, with Deadpool having the honour of being the first Ultimate release at the 18" scale.
The Ultimate Series premise is to release a figure packed full of accessories and swap out parts/heads so that collectors have a plethora of choices in how to display the said figure. In the 7" scale it will no doubt also mean multiple purchases for some collectors who want to display different versions at the same time.
The Deadpool 18" figure will follow the same principle and comes with three head swaps - the "pizza" head, the masked head and what looks to be an exposed brain head with the word Ryan built into the sculpt.
Being Deadpool weapons are also a must with machine gun, assault rifle and pistol as well as katana's and sai knife - many of which fit into working holsters on the figure. We get some detachable blast FX pieces, similar to what NECA are putting out on their smaller Alien & Predator figures. And arguably most exciting for Deadpool fans are some character specific accessories - a "Mr-D" medallion necklace, baseball cap, some melted cheese pizza toppings, a Unicorn toy and a chimichanga.
This is of course a re-use of the Deadpool 18" figure already released in a vanilla version, and again in grey outfit for X-Force. This has led to some complaints about putting out this Ultimate version so soon. While there have been some cries for an accessory pack for collectors to deck out their original 18" Deadpool, this seems unlikely as it will undermine sales of this new version.
Ultimate 1/4 Deadpool is due to ship in late May or early June. The price is TBC but I estimate another £50 or so on top of the standard 1/4 price, so UK collectors should expect to pay around £130 - £140.
Marvel’s Merc with the Mouth makes history as #NECA’s first ever Ultimate Quarter Scale Action Figure! Possibly the most skilled mercenary in the world (but definitely the most annoying), #Deadpool is the joke-cracking, fourth-wall-breaking, taco-eating funnyman of the cold-blooded killer set.
Ultimate Deadpool stands 18” tall, with over 30 points of articulation for great action poses, and he’s loaded with new accessories. The figure comes with three interchangeable head sculpts, interchangeable hands, and a bounty of weaponry with working holsters and sheaths. The full list of accessories includes: machine gun, assault rifle and pistol, each with a detachable blast effect; katanas; sai; knife; “MR-D” medallion necklace; baseball cap; melted cheese pizza toppings; unicorn; and, of course, a chimichanga. Comes in new premium packaging Shipping Date: Late May/June 2018