Deadpool's Head | Source: Hasbro Pulse

Deadpool's Head | Source: Hasbro Pulse
Deadpool’s Head | Source: Hasbro Pulse

Now this is what happens when fans go digging for information before it’s formally revealed.

For the past few months, fans of Hasbro‘s long-running Marvel Legends series thought they were about to get a Deadpool roleplay item. The rumors started when information from retail systems surfaced and began circulating — a common occurrence that has often presented early hints of items, such as Star Wars helmets and Infinity Gauntlets. This time? Totally different.

Fans who thought they might be able to purchase a wearable Deadpool mask were surprised to find out during a Hasbro Pulse livestream that the rumored item is actually Deadpool’s Head! That’s right, in a presentation hosted by Marvel‘s C. B. Cebulski and Ryan Penagos, the company unveiled a new, Deadpool-themed wave of its popular 6-inch scale Marvel Legends series action figures and a “premium interactive head.”

Deadpool’s Head includes more than 600 lines of dialogue and expressive movement. The collectible toy for Marvel fans ages 18 and up is enhanced with a companion app for iOS and Android devices and reacts to light, sound, and motion. It can even sense certain “scenarios,” such as being placed in a cold refrigerator.

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While not voiced by actor Ryan Reynolds, the tone and inflection are certainly inspired by the popular pair of feature films that starred the former Van Wilder as the famed “Merc with a Mouth.”

Deadpool’s Head will be available to preorder on Hasbro’s direct-to-consumer Hasbro Pulse platform beginning at 12:01 a.m. ET on June 17, a date newly Christened as “Wadey Wednesday,” the Deadpool holiday. It will also be available to preorder from mass and specialty retailers in the coming days.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.