Marvel Legends Weapon X figure review – BAF Caliban wave

I’ve never gotten the fascination with Wolverine as Weapon X. Can’t say I’ve had this overwhelming desire to have swimsuit Wolverine in my collection yet with any Marvel Legends line worth anything, there’s inevitably a Weapon X figure. Hasbro released a new version with the Build-A-Figure Caliban ensuring I’d have to get this one. Let’s see if this was one I should have just found the BAF part separately.

Packaging:  This is a straightforward X-Men wave so we get the gold accent with the basic black background.


Marvel Legends Weapon X figure review -package bio

The Weapon X portrait on the side is a nice action shot. This time the bio is more than acceptable as explains exactly this point of Wolverine’s backstory and what happened at the Weapon X program.

Marvel Legends Weapon X figure review - ready to strike

Likeness:  Swimsuit attire aside, the Weapon X appearance is a unique look for Wolverine and this figure turned out nicely. The helmet has a good amount of detailing although the visor should be a bit thicker. I’m definitely getting some Barry Windsor Smith vibes from the helmet/calm head sculpt.

Marvel Legends Weapon X figure review - looking to the side

What really helps this stand out though is the cords and readouts, which gives the look of Wolverine escaping and on the run. These readouts have tremendous detailing for this scale and that’s necessary to avoid the appearance of Logan lugging around some small boxes.

Marvel Legends Weapon X figure review - looking up

Paint:  There’s not a ton of paintwork here, but the little details came out nicely. The panels on the gear boxes have some color that gives them a sense that they’re still operational and measuring Logan’s vital signs.

The silver buckles were clean although I wish Hasbro added a wash to the leather straps to get more of that leather appearance. Maybe Logan’s hairy chest, arms and legs could have been more pronounced, but that’s a real minor complaint.

Marvel Legends Weapon X figure review - arms out


Scale:  Hasbro has their scale game down pretty good when it comes to Wolverine. He remains appropriately smaller than the other characters.

Marvel Legends Weapon X figure review - scale with original suit, tiger-stripe and orange and brown wolverine figures

Of course this look is not one that he should be chilling next to other X-Men anyway. This is more of Logan interacting with civilian characters or soldiers. Time to make a run on Hugo Strange figures.

Marvel Legends Weapon X figure review - facing various wolverine figures

Articulation:  For Wolverine on the wild strong articulation was a must. The helmet does restrict some side to side and up and down movement, which is to be expected.

Marvel Legends Weapon X figure review - charging after klaue

The alternate head surprisingly is more restrictive as the hair fits around the neck like a shell and limits a lot of movement. The butterfly joints add so much for strong claw charging poses.

Marvel Legends Weapon X figure review - berzerker rage

Weapon X has:

  • neck
  • ball-jointed shoulders
  • bicep
  • elbow (double-jointed)
  • wrist
  • wrist hinge
  • torso
  • waist
  • hip
  • thigh
  • knee (double-jointed)
  • ankle

Marvel Legends Weapon X figure review - claws up unmasked

Accessories:  Weapon X comes with an alternate yelling Logan head sculpt. It’s OK, but he looks more like he’s yawning than about to go on a ferocious berserker rage.

Marvel Legends Weapon X figure review - unmasked head close up

He also comes with the right leg of the Build A Figure Caliban.

Marvel Legends Weapon X figure review - inner tray

Worth it?  Weapon X is around $20 now, but you can find him cheaper at some retailers.  Given the complexity of the figure, it’s worth the price tag.

Rating:  9 out of 10

I didn’t want this figure, but it really turned out nicely. My lack of excitement from it doesn’t take away from the fact that Hasbro really knocked this one out.

Marvel Legends Weapon X figure review - on high alert

Where to get it?  This wave is pretty much everywhere at this point from Best Buy, Target, Wal-Mart and GameStop. is starting to discount this wave and you can grab Weapon X now for $19.