Thursday, May 29, 2008

Wolverine by Toy Biz

"I'm the best there is at what I do, but what I do isn't very nice" - Wolverine is the reason why the X-Men made it to the big screen. Wolverine's willingness to use deadly force and his brooding nature became standard characteristics for comic book anti-heroes by the end of the 80s and he became the clear favourite for fans of the X-Men. Hugh Jackman did a very good job portraying Logan/Wolverine in the X-Men films.

Wolverine was part of the first assortment for Toy Biz's "Famous Covers" series. Being one of the first four figures, Toy Biz put quite a bit of effort to try and get him right. This isn't a Medicom version but it didn't come with Medicom's price either. Rubber mask/hood, rubber gloves with rubber claws and rubber boots complete the cloth-costume look.

Toy Biz designed the mask to be removable since Wolverine's unmasked face is just as well-known. Unfortunately, it made the mask/hood a tad too bulky.

It always amused me that Logan's hair is the same shape as his mask (who wears their hair like that!) but this was interpreted well in the X-Men films coz it didn't make Hugh Jackman's Wolverine look dorky.

Check out Hasbro Wolverine and Medicom's Hugh Jackman Wolverine from the X-men movies

1 comment:

StarWarsFan said...

Awesome figure! I always hear Cal Dodd's voice when I look at this figure (without his mask). :D