Wolverine is arguably the most popular Marvel comics character. Spider-man is pretty up there and Deadpool seems to be doing pretty well, but Wolverine is, or at least was at one point, pretty up there. It’s a shame he doesn’t’ get more Marvel Legends figures really. I mean I know I complain about all of the dozens of Captain Americas, but Wolverine is way more popular then Cap. Maybe we just already hit Wolverine Saturation years ago and don’t need more Wolverines? Who knows.
While wolverine has had a few looks over the years, and some slight redesigns, mostly in how big his head fins are or how large his shoulder pauldrons get, he has had two basic looks, there is the classic Blue and Yellow design, which appeared in the previous X-men themed wave of Marvel Legends, and there is this Brown and Dirty Yellow design.
I’m kind of mixed on this figure. It’s a good figure. It’s got a good sculpt and paint. He is appropriately short as Wolverine should be. He even has swappable hands for claws in and claws out. I really wish Marvel Legends would do swappable hands more often. I’ve been spoiled lately by import figures.
What he really needs though is a swappable head. Wolverine can make some nice poses, but his head is just so…. Boring. A raging grimacing or open mouthed head would be a welcome addition to make him seem more dynamic. I like having the neutral head, I just wish eh also had an angry head. Wolverine is pretty known for being a raging animal after all.
The claws are also interesting. They aren’t the often used rubbery plastic that deforms and looks ugly. They are nice and crisp and solid. They tend to wobble a bit in their pegs though, making them hard to keep in alignment. I also worry about breaking them off a bit, since this sort of hard plastic tends to snap more than give under pressure.
Aside from the bland facial expression, this is a really nice Wolverine figure. Here’s hoping that the new Logan film will give us some slightly more action oriented Wolverine designs but given the track record of the X-men films getting ignored for toys, I doubt it will happen.