The Hot Toys X-Men The Last Stand Wolverine Figure has just recently started to ship from Sideshow a couple of weeks ago and I was able to secure one for review. While X-Men: The Last Stand may not have been everyone’s favorite installment, Hugh Jackman was still able to shine as The Wolverine quite well. There hasn’t been very many high-quality 1/6th scale Wolverine figures put out on the market in recent years, so let’s take a look and see if this guy is going to be worth adding to your collection.
The box that the Hot Toys Last Stand Wolverine comes in is actually quite an improvement than what I have seen with recent, non-DX releases. This figure doesn’t have the standard sleeve type box, it is more like a normal box that you lift the front off.
The front of the box is fitting to the figure. It is colored just like The Wolverine’s costume with his claws going straight up the middle. All sides of the box have some sort of text on it; either “X-Men The Last Stand” or “1/6 Scale Wolverine Limited Edition Collectible Figurine MMS 187”. The left and right sides both have smaller images of the actual figure itself too.
The back of the box has a nice shot of The Last Stand Wolverine figure, along with a list of the artists and the warning labels.
Once you remove the top of the box you are treated to a nice cardboard insert that is similar to what you would get when you buy a DX figure. It has a nice shot of the Last Stand Wolverine and some text about the character. If you don’t want to squint to read it this is what it says:
Wolverine – Limited Edition Collectible Figurine | MMS 187
Wolverine is a mutant who possesses the ability to regenerate damaged or destroyed areas of his cellular structure at a rate far greater than that of any ordinary human. His natural healing also affords him virtual immunity to poisons and most drugs, as well as an enhanced resistance to diseases. Wolverine possesses superhumanly acute senses, making him capable of seeing things at a maximum distance greater than a normal human’s.
There are a couple of trays of accessories included with the figure. The first tray has the actual figure, his extra hands, and extra hand pegs. The second tray has the sentinel base and the normal base. He’s a little light on the accessories, but we will go deeper into all of them below.
The Hugh Jackman sculpt just isn’t doing it for me. I’m not sure if it’s the snarling expression that Hot Toys put on his face, or if it just doesn’t completely look like him. There is just too much of his teeth showing on the expression I think. If I had to give it a percentage of likeness to Huge Jackman I would say it’s about 80%, and that’s pushing it. Putting Hugh Jackman aside, you can definitely tell that this figure is the Wolverine though.
As with most Hot Toys figures you can pretty much expect that they paint score is going to be perfect or near perfect. This figure is no different. I actually think that this figure may even be a slight improvement to recent releases because you can actually see veins on the temples of the Wolverine’s face. He also has the red, glossy, human-like eyes that really add to the realism of the figure.
Before I received this figure I was expecting that the leather suit that he is wearing to be quite restrictive, but really it’s not. The Wolverine has a Muscular TrueType body with over 30 points of articulation, which functions just as you would expect it to. The only problem that I had was with his wrists. His gloves are sculpted so that they go really far up his forearms, making it hard to bend his wrists without popping off his hands.
The Last Stand Wolverine is running a little bit light on accessories, considering the $234.99 price tag that he’s listed for. He comes with 3 different sets of hands; 2 fists, 2 fists with blades, and 1 pair of relaxed palms. I don’t know why you would even want to display your figure without with firsts with blades though.
The other accessory that he comes with is a pretty detailed Sentinel base that imitates the movie scene. It comes with a transparent pillar that attaches to the base and acts as an alternate stand if you don’t want to use the standard Hot Toys stand that is also included. As an added bonus the Sentinel’s eyes also light up orange, batteries are not included. I should also mention that the base is coated in rubber, and is not resin or solid plastic. Though, the paint applications on the base are superb.
That’s it for accessories, but really I don’t know what else you could expect Wolverine to come with?
I would say that the biggest downside to this figure is the price tag. You just aren’t getting very much in the package for the $234.99 price tag. Sure the base it pretty damn cool, but it doesn’t warrant that high of a price. Besides the base he only comes with 6 different hands!
Putting the price aside, I’m really loving this figure. The likeness may not be all the way there on the sculpt, but it’s close. The Wolverine hasn’t had many quality 12 inch figures over the years, and this is one of the better ones. If you can get over the steep price, I would recommend this guy for any X-Men fan (even if you hated the movie).
UPDATE: If you are interested in ordering the Hot Toys X-Men The Last Stand Wolverine Figure then you’re in luck because Big Bad Toy Store still has some in stock. Otherwise, you might consider searching eBay for this X-Men: Last Stand Wolverine figure from Hot Toys.
This figure was provided for review from Sideshow Collectibles.