S.H. Figuarts Deadshot Vs. Mafex Deadshot

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!

Fortunately for you, I’m here to help you out.

Let’s break down the two figures, shall we?

On the left, Will Smith. On the right, Chill Smith.
Daddy/Son day at the serial killer lodge!

I reviewed the Figuarts Deadshot a while ago and it remains one of my most popular articles to date. The stand alone Mafex review should be out the same day as this article. Now let’s look at both figures together.

Sculpt: Both sculpts are excellent. However, the Figuarts sculpt looks like someone has slipped Will an Ambien. The Mafex 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 has a wider hip range and more ankle pivot. Likewise, the Figuarts moves very smoothly. I am constantly worried I’m going to break the Mafex. Point: Figuarts.

Packaging: Figuarts has the web exclusive cardboard shipper, and a pretty standard Figuarts box. Not bad, but not any fun to look at. The Mafex 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 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 is too tall for not just for their own DCEU line, but 1:12 in general. Point: Tie.

I think I only include the Multiverse figure in these articles to shame Mattel.


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.

Top – Mafex; bottom – Figuarts

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.

Do you agree? Disagree? let me know in the comments!

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