When Boss Fight Studio first announced the Bucky O’Hare license, there was an almost immediate enthusiasm from the fandom and collector base, many of them inquiring as to when Boss Fight might tackle Deadeye Duck, the iconic four-armed, cigarette smoking Chief Gunner’s Mate of the Righteous Indignation. Many folks were wondering just how well the figure could be translated at this scale.
The answer should be obvious – they absolutely killed it. The first thing that strikes home about Deadeye Duck is the engineering, and somehow, someway, the folks at Boss Fight managed to engineer the torso to not be a whole lot larger or longer, yet still flawlessly maintain a four-armed buck that is aesthetically pleasing and 100% functional.
Mind = blown.
Each arm is individually pegged and positioned with their ball joint shoulders so they all move independently of each other, allowing for some amazingly flexible poses with the various pistols that Deadeye is packaged with. Each arm moves freely with full articulation, or they can be positioned together in various action-packed poses, either concentrating all of his fire on a central location or systematically blasting away at four separate targets.
It’s pretty amazing.
Colored in his trademark shades of orange and yellow, he looks like he stepped right out of the pages of the comic book or toy package, with an exceptionally emotive facial sculpt (with swappable beaks!) and like the Bucky figures, universal pegs that can hold the pistols in various ways. I love the sculpting his head with the trademark eye patch and cap, as well as the tooth-filled smirking bill.
Like Bucky and Jenny, the joints move freely, but are tight and rigid, allowing for posing and holding those poses very well. The oversized feet give a great sense of balance and aesthetics, making the figure easy to stand in any number of poses. Add to that, the character-driven alternate hands and bills, and you’ve got a ton of play value crammed into a very small, cost-effective package. One heck of a great figure and the best Bucky figure to date, based purely on engineering.
As mentioned in the review itself, Deadeye comes with several alternate hands (including one holding his trademark piece of chalk
cigarette... (apparently I need to bone up on my Bucky -ed) and different expressive bills. Also, he comes with four pistols, with three different sculpts. It would have been easy to just put four of the same pistol in there, but they looked at the various weapon designs and actually gave him different, more accurate pistols. Excellent work on the accessories, and they’re all easily swappable with existing parts.
Do I have to keep talking about the packaging? Well, when it’s as awesome as it continues to be here, yeah. Larry continues to do great work on the filecards, and Brian Hickey nails the layouts.
Wave 2 brought us two repaints (both of which were still pretty amazing) and then absolutely blasted this figure out of the park. Not just the best Bucky figure to date, but one of the greatest examples of engineering, accessories, and execution I’ve seen on a figure in this scale or any other. What a terrific pleasure this one was!
First Mate Jenny
Perfection in plastic. Fantastic engineering, terrific sculpting, picture perfect paint applications, and a wonderful character all wrapped up into a single spectacular package. An awesome addition to the Bucky O’Hare figure assortment, filling a key character role and executing it to perfection. Don’t wait – get this one!