While my shelf would say otherwise I swear I’m not the biggest Wolverine fan. But somehow Hasbro keeps cranking out strong figures that sell me on buying the figure even beyond the Build-A-Figure gimmick. This time they got me with the Uncanny X-Force Wolverine.
I really liked the idea of a mutant black ops team and Wolverine was the ideal leader for this crew. There are other teams I want to see completed first, but I’m happy to add another member to this squad. Let’s if this is a cut above other Wolverine figures.
Packaging: You know the drill with the X-Men Marvel Legends packaging — predominantly black with gold accents. I think this is a Ken Lashley drawing of Wolverine, which is consistent with the rest of the wave.
The bio is better than I thought since this team’s formation is a little different than some of the others. This packaging space on the back seems wasted on so much legal jargon and multi-lingual write-ups.
Likeness: Hasbro didn’t just throw together a quick cash grab version of Wolverine and call it a day. They went the extra route and sculpted the seams on the outfit and went with the ribbed gloves and boots. It’s a little touch, but very much appreciated here. The expression is pretty consistent with most Wolverine figures and looks like a stern, focused black ops Logan.
Wolverine has a different model set of claws this time as they’re thicker and have more of a curve. I think(?) I like the variety even if it’s not consistent with the previous versions.
Paint: The biggest selling point with this version of Wolverine is the black ops color scheme of grey and black. Hasbro is staying consistent with its shade of grey as it matches the X-Force X-23 and Deadpool.
With Hasbro remaking the Wolverine from the super expensive SDCC set it’d be nice to complete the team with the repainted Archangel and Psylocke. And while we’re at it, also a Warpath and Wolfsbane.
My figure had some sloppy along some of the lines, but nothing too bad. If there’s a consistent issue I’ve seen with this figure is some overspray with the red eyes. This Wolverine also has painted arms.
Scale: Hasbro has now mastered properly scaling down Wolverine so even with the new boots he’s the right size and shorter than his fellow mutants.
Articulation: Hasbro stuck with its now standard articulation model for Wolverine so he’s got the butterfly joints that make for excellent claw charging and slashing poses.
Uncanny X-Force Wolverine has:
- ball-jointed shoulders
- elbow (double-jointed)
- wrist hinge
- knee (double-jointed)
Accessories: Unlike a lot of recent Wolverine releases, this figure doesn’t have an alternate set of unsheathed claws. That’s surprising and something that added some extra value to the previous Wolverine figures.
X-Force Wolverine does come with the head of the Build A Figure Wendigo.
Worth it? You can grab him now for $15. That’s a great price point for a figure some people might be on the fence about getting.
Rating: 9 out of 10
If you’ve been building your X-Force squad this is a must-get Wolverine and a nice alternate look from some of his more colorful attires.
Where to get it? You can find the Wendigo wave at this point from Target, Wal-Mart and GameStop. Amazon.com is starting to discount this wave.
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