Deadpool Now Added To the Marvel ARTFX+ Collection
October 16, 2014

The “Merc with a Mouth” debuts as an exclusive in the October PREVIEWS Catalog

(BALTIMORE, MD) – (October 16, 2014)– Kotobukiya’s Marvel ARTFX+ expands its line of statues with the Deadpool X-Force sculpture featuring the deadly assassin in his black and gray Deadpool X-Force costume. The “Merc with a Mouth” is set to release in comic book specialty shops in late May 2015 but is available for fans to pre-order to secure its arrival to their local comic shop.


Featured in his mutant black ops team costume, the former member of the Weapon X program, Deadpool X-Force (Item Code: JUL148029, SRP: $59.99, page 478) is a must-have for any Deadpool fan and collector to add to their collection. This time Deadpool ditches his iconic red and black costume for the black and gray Deadpool X-Force variant that still features the same abundance of straps, pouches, extra ammunition, spare weapons, pointy hood with mask, and of course his iconic Deadpool logo belt buckle.  Sculpted by Junnosuke Abe, the same master craftsman behind the Marvel Now Avengers series, X-Force member Deadpool stands 6 inches tall (1/10th scale) in his deep crouch with perfect stability on his included magnetic display base. The assassin leans forward with one hand extended in front of him while the other draws one of his swords from the sheaths on his back. The figure contains interchangeable left hands that either give a thumb up or wield a second sword, making this statue even more fun to showcase for collectors.


The Deadpool statue is a great collectible on its own, but looks fantastic alongside the Avengers and other upcoming Marvel ARTFX+ statues from Kotobukiya featured in PREVIEWS. Fans are encouraged to pre-order these exclusive figures at their local comic book shop from the October PREVIEWS catalog to ensure they get them when they are released. Find a comic shop at




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Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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