Plastikitty Review: Kotobukiya’s Lady Deadpool Bishoujo

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Deadpool is all the rage right now, so it’s really no surprise that Kotobukiya chose to loosely coincide the release of their Lady Deadpool Bishoujo with the film being in theaters. Something I didn’t even realize when her release date was first announced!

This is probably the slowest a Bishoujo has ever taken to go from announcement to release. I mean, she was teased almost 4 years ago, and we didn’t get the art until winter last year! Talk about a long wait. So was it all worth it? Hit the jump and let’s find out!

Kotobukiya's Lady Deadpool Bishoujo

It’s a box! Thrilling, exciting. The figure box.

Kotobukiya's Lady Deadpool Bishoujo

Unlike most Bishoujos, Lady Deadpool actually does require a bit of assembly. She has two separate hands and heads, plus the grenade that goes in her open hand. She comes out of the box with her unmasked head and the thumbs-up (down?) hand, but I feel like her holding the mask is a little more appropriate for this head.

Kotobukiya's Lady Deadpool Bishoujo

I tend to prefer figures with masks on, so I’m not over the moon about the unmasked one–but of course, that comes down to personal preference. I do love her crazy 70’s hairdo, it’s pretty unique in the figure world.

They did a great job capturing Shunya’s face style here: I think this is a trend with many of the newer Bishoujos, and we’ve seen a lot of improvement there in the past year or so.

Kotobukiya's Lady Deadpool Bishoujo

You can see why I prefer the masked head, right? So sassy! Her hair and the head actually come separately, so you don’t have to worry about scratching the “hair” on her swords. Do be careful when removing & putting on parts, because the pegs are quite thick. Don’t try to force it! Just wiggle gently.

Kotobukiya's Lady Deadpool Bishoujo

I was really surprised to see the lack of boob socking, because it seems to be a favorite of Shunya’s. The fabric stretching over her chest is more realistic, though. Not sure what’s going on with her ribcage, however.

I love the strong contrast in the colors of her outfit: it’s bod but simple, and very aesthetically pleasing.

Kotobukiya's Lady Deadpool Bishoujo

Kotobukiya's Lady Deadpool Bishoujo

When I first saw her butt from the back, my heart filled with disappointment. It did not look like a proper Bish butt. But from the side, A+ butt. Lady Deadpool has a thicker body type than some of the Bishoujos, and I definitely prefer when Shunya gives us thighs that look like they might actually have some muscle on them.

Kotobukiya's Lady Deadpool Bishoujo

She’s pretty decked out with weaponry. Two swords and a grenade, that’s prepared for any occasion. The grenade is, of course, my favorite: it’s got the little Deadpool symbol! Aww, cute AND deadly.

Kotobukiya's Lady Deadpool Bishoujo

I’m pretty smitten with her base. Sure, it’s just a basic circle, but it’s so colorful and on-theme.

Kotobukiya's Lady Deadpool Bishoujo

Kotobukiya's Lady Deadpool Bishoujo

Kotobukiya's Lady Deadpool Bishoujo

Kotobukiya's Lady Deadpool Bishoujo

I will admit that Lady Deadpool was not a Bishoujo I was super excited for, mostly because it’s not a character I know a ton about. I ended up really liking her though, mostly because I’m a sucker for bold color schemes and swooshy hair.

Thanks as always to Stephen Donaldson for taking these pictures! And to our kitty Madeline for not knocking over Lady Deadpool, even though she tried her hardest to do so.

Purchase At: KotoUS | Hobby Search | HLJ

[Thanks to Kotobukiya for providing Plastikitty with this review sample]

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