Monday, August 5, 2013

Comparison of 1/6 Wolverines - Hot Toys, Medicom and Kitbashed X-Men Wolverine

continued from earlier post...

The new Wolverine movie opened at No. 1, but didn't do as well financially as expected. Audiences may be suffering from superhero fatigue. Still, if it makes money, they'll make a sequel. So I hear there's a new movie coming out after "The Wolverine's" successful run at the theaters. It's going to be called "Wolverines!" and will feature Wolverine clones fighting each other because that's what the audience wants LOL haha just kidding.

In that vein, I thought I'll share some group pictures of 1/6 scale Wolverine (at least the ones I have in my toy collection). Pictured below are (from left to right): Medicom Toys "X-Men: The Last Stand" Wolverine, Marvel Comics Wolverine, Kitbashed Wolverine and Hot Toys "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" 12-inch figures


This group shot / picture only happened because I was able to kitbash a "X-Men: The Last Stand" 1/6 scale Wolverine figure after finding a 1/6 scale Hugh Jackman as Wolverine head sculpt and a loose X-Men Wolverine costume / outfit that came with Wolverine's claw hands (still not sure who the manufacturer is). All these happened in my earlier post HERE. Scroll down to see the rest of the pictures including side-by-side comparison shots of Medicom Toys Wolverine next to Hot Toys Wolverine.




Pictured above is the kitbash "X-Men: The Last Stand" 1/6 scale Wolverine and the photograph below shows the Medicom Toy's Hugh Jackman Wolverine from the X-men movies (more pictures HERE)


And here are the two X-Men Wolverine 12-inch figures standing together


Here's a height and size comparison of the Medicom Toy 1/6 scale X-Men movie Wolverine with the kitbash Wolverine (NOT Hot Toys) 12-inch figure placed side by side


Side profile comparison picture of both X-Men movie Wolverine 1/6 scale action figures. Notice the differences in the superhero costume / outfit


Now we add the Medicom Toy Marvel Comics 1/6 scale Wolverine into the mix. Wolverine first appeared in 1974 but it wasn't until Chris Claremont brought the character over to join the X-Men (May 1975) did people begin to sit up and take notice.


Although this Classic Yellow Wolverine costume has been around since 1975, this particular version is the Classic Yellow II that appeared in 1992 (red belt with black X) versus the yellow buckle of 1975. You can check out the "Evolution of Wolverine: Every Costume Logan's ever worn in almost 40 years (1974 – 2013)" HERE


"X-Men Origins: Wolverine", a 2009 superhero film is a prequel to the X-Men film series, focusing on the violent past of the mutant Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and his relationship with his half-brother Victor Creed (Liev Schreiber). The plot also details Wolverine's early encounters with Major William Stryker (Danny Huston), his time with Team X, and the bonding of Wolverine's skeleton with the indestructible metal adamantium during the Weapon X program.


It opened at the top of the box office, and has grossed $179 million in the United States and Canada and over $373 million worldwide. The sequel, The Wolverine, has just been released.


The picture below shows the height and size comparison of the Medicom Toy 1/6 scale X-Men movie Wolverine with the Hot Toys "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" 12-inch figure placed side by side. You can see that Medicom's scale and size is much smaller than Hot Toys version


Here's a side profile comparison between the two Wolverine figures


Related posts:
November 20, 2008 - Hugh Jackman / Wolverine named 'People's Sexiest Man' for 2008 posted HERE
November 22, 2008 - Marvel Comics Wolverine by Medicom Toys HERE
May 5, 2009 - Wolverine on top (group shots / pictures HERE)
January 15, 2010 - Hot Toys "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" Reviews HERE, HERE and HERE
July 19, 2013 - Evolution of Wolverine: Every Costume Logan's ever worn in almost 40 years (1974 – 2013) HERE
July 20, 2013 - The Price of being Wolverine, then and now infographic posted HERE

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