Marvel Legends Wolverine (Old Man Logan) REVIEW!
"I'm the best there is at what I do. But what I do best isn't very nice." - Logan, Wolverine.
Wolverine (James Howlett, more popularly known as Logan) is a fictional character, a superhero appearing in American graphic novels published by Marvel Comics. He is mostly associated with the X-Men and remains of their most famous characters to date. In recent years however he has been featured as part of many of Marvel titles like X-Force, Alpha Flight as well as The Avengers.
Wolverine is a mutant, a genetically-enhanced human being who possesses keen animal instincts, peak strength and agility, and regenerative capabilities called a healing factor.
But his most iconic characteristic (besides his attitude!) is that he has razor sharp claws which pop out from both knuckles.
Wolverine has been traditionally depicted as having claws laced with adamantium, a fictional type of unbreakable metal alloy second only to vibranium, said to be the strongest form of metal in the Marvel universe and is what Captain America's shield is made of.
Australian actor Hugh Jackman played the character Wolverine in a good number of X-Men and Wolverine movies spanning some 17 years, with his latest being the depiction of Logan in a dystopian future where there are no new mutants and our favourite mutant struggles to stay alive.
The movie relies heavily on material sourced from Wolverine: Old Man Logan, an eight-issue storyline from the Wolverine ongoing series by writer Mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven, published by Marvel Comics in June 2008.
In the series, Wolverine lives in an alternate future universe designated as Earth-807128, where super villains overthrew the super heroes.
It seems only fitting that Marvel Legends come up with their version of Old Man Logan which has left quite an impression on me. I didn't think much of the figure when it was first released a few weeks back, but now having him in hand and after messing around with him, I have to say that this new wave of Marvel Legends figures may well be a game-changer for the 1:12 scale figure market.
Logan comes in a very basic Marvel Legends-type packaging, with the figure clearly seen in the front, wrapped in a plastic tray. What I like about it is that the box is compact which is ideal for collectors who don't have that much space to store items at home, and the fact that it is collector-friendly (meaning you can put him back in the box at any given time).
What you see in the picture above is literally what you want. Logan does not come with any accessories at all, but fret not, Hasbro has compensated this by giving us RETRACTABLE CLAWS! Yes, you can remove each of Logan's claws and pop them back on with ease. They're made of plastic but are pretty sturdy.
Having this option allows you to get away with this pose, which I really, really dig:
Hasbro has done a pretty decent job with Old Man Logan. The face sculpt is spot-on, and captures a clearly older, more worn version of the Wolverine that we've come to know and love. Facial lines and hints of wrinkles across his face really does wonders in bringing the figure to life.
In terms of the body, only the jacket is removable, while everything else is painted on. The dark-brown colour of the jacket reminds me of Wolverine in the Days of Future Past story arc, which is pretty freakin' awesome! :)
While Logan may be lacking in accessories, he more than makes up for it in terms of articulation. Logan has double-jointed elbows, ab crunch, waist and thigh as well as ankle swivel. It allows him to do poses like these:
There is definitely a whole lot of fun to be had playing with Logan and posing him. No issues here, and the figure itself is very sturdy so there is no fear of breaking or damaging the figure.
At US$45 (RM200), this guy is a steal and a must-get for all diehard Wolverine fans out there. He will definitely make a nice addition to your Marvel/X-Men collection.
You can check your local Toys 'R Us and Walmart for the figure or go to Ebay and source out a good deal.
OVERALL SCORE- 7.8/10
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