Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hot Toys MMS264 "X-Men: Days of Future Past" 1/6th scale Wolverine 12-inch Figure Review II

continued from previous post...

If you were to google "X-Men: Days of Future Past", you will notice that Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) doesn't have that many poses for the film's promotional posters and the pose below is very close to one of those poses, although Wolverine shows more teeth on the promo material. This is the recently released Hot Toys MMS264 "X-Men: Days of Future Past" 1/6th scale Wolverine 12-inch Collectible Figure which is an authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in "X-Men: Days of Future Past". "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is a 2014 superhero film based on the fictional X-Men characters that appear in Marvel Comics. The story, inspired by the 1981 Uncanny X-Men storyline "Days of Future Past" produced by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, focuses on two time periods and Wolverine going to 1973 to save the future of mankind.

I covered the box packaging, contents and accessories in my first-part review in the earlier post HERE, so this second toy blog post is just to show off the figure in different poses. Hot Toys "Days of Future Past" Wolverine comes with an approximately 30 cm tall muscular body with over 30 points of articulations and you do get the articulations from this figure, unlike some other Hot Toys figures where the articulation is restricted by the fabric clothing / costume they are wearing. Wolverine's specially tailored future battle suit with armor parts allows his arms to move freely as the material used is a stretchable fabric. The armor parts are glued onto the costume and does not hamper his movements either. The main armor piece over his body is also not so tight and it does not restrict his mobility. Overall a pretty agile figure for posing and display. But then Wolverine is not Nightcrawler or Spider-Man so you don't expect him to get into extreme poses either. Even when he fights, it's always up close and bare claws. Not so much ninja moves but more animalistic and beast-like, especially when he gets his berserker rage on!

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Before the Weapon X program (in later comics called the Weapon Plus program), in which Wolverine's skeleton was reinforced with the virtually indestructible metal adamantium, his claws were made of extremely dense bone. These three retractable claws are housed within each forearm. In the film, when Wolverine goes back to 1973, he still had his bone claws since he hasn't gone under the Weapon X program yet. It would have been interesting to see Wolvie with bone claws although I still much prefer these metal ones. I started reading X-Men from way back and all that time, Wolverine had metal claws which came out from the backs of his gloves.

Hugh Jackman has certainly brought Wolverine / Logan to life on the big screen and it seems everyone is in agreement that Jackman's interpretation of Wolverine is pretty much spot on, even though Jackman is much taller than Wolverine ever was. Hugh Jackman was cast as Wolverine in Bryan Singer's X-Men (2000) and will likely end his role as Wolverine in the third Wolverine film in 2017.

NEXT: Comparison pictures of Hot Toys MMS264 "X-Men: Days of Future Past" 1/6th scale Wolverine with some of the other Wolverine 12-inch figures that have been released.

Related posts:
November 20, 2008 – Hugh Jackman / Wolverine named 'People's Sexiest Man' for 2008 post HERE
November 22, 2008 – Wolverine by Medicom posted on my toy blog HERE
May 5, 2009 – Wolverine on top (pictures HERE)
January 15, 2010 – Hot Toys "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" 12-inch collectible figure Reviewed HERE, HERE and HERE
July 29, 2013 – Kitbash "X-Men: The Last Stand" 1/6 scale Wolverine Limited Edition 12-inch Action Figure HERE
August 5, 2013 – Comparison pictures of 1/6 scale Wolverines - Hot Toys, Medicom and Kitbashed X-Men Wolverine posted HERE
November 7, 2013 – Marvel Comics Wolverine 1/6 scale Uniform / Costume and Equipment set for Captain Action (pictures HERE)

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