If you’re like me, sometimes you just want to be told what to do. I’ve come around to Loki’s viewpoint from the first Avengers movie. The burden of choice is too overwhelming! Which do you want? The Figuarts Deadshot or the Mafex Deadshot?
Fortunately for you, I’m here to help you out.
Let’s break down the two figures, shall we?
Side by Side with the Mafex Deadshot and S.H. Figuarts Deadshot
I reviewed the Figuarts Deadshot a while ago and it remains one of my most popular articles to date. The stand-alone Mafex Deadshot review should be out the same day as this article. Now let’s look at both figures together.
What considerations are there on the Mafex Deadshot and Figuarts Deadshot?
Sculpt: Both sculpts are excellent. However, the Figuarts Deadshot sculpt looks like someone has slipped Will an Ambien. The Mafex Deadshot sculpt has the intensity we saw with the character on the big screen. Point: Mafex
Articulation: Both figures have the same points of articulation. The Figuarts Deadshot has a wider hip range and more ankle pivot. Likewise, the Figuarts Deadshot moves very smoothly. I am constantly worried I’m going to break the Mafex. Point: Figuarts.
Packaging: Figuarts Deadshot has the web exclusive cardboard shipper, and a pretty standard Figuarts box. Not bad, but not any fun to look at. The Mafex Deadshot box has lots of colors and is more fun to stare at when people are trying to talk to you. Point: Mafex.
Scale: The Figuarts Deadshot is in scale with the rest of their line, but as anyone who has ever bought a Figuarts figure can tell you, whether Star Wars, MCU or DCEU, not much else. The Mafex Deadshot is too tall for not just for their own DCEU line, but 1:12 in general. Point: Tie.
Accessories: No contest. Figuarts has two heads, two sets of hands and a rifle. Mafex has two heads, three pistols, six sets of hands, a knife and a rifle. The paint apps on the Mafex rifle are totally on point. Point: Mafex.
What is the final word on the Mafex Deadshot and Figuarts Deadshot figures?
Final conclusion: I can’t believe I am saying this, but if you can only get one, get the Mafex. Both are solid figures and you can’t go wrong either way. It’s just all things being equal and you can only get one, get the Mafex.
Whew, that was exhausting. If you want to pick one up, this is a good place to start.