Last post about anything that has less than 10 points of articulation. I promise (fingers crossed behind my back).In fact my good buddy John over at the Clawful Punch put me up on a Joe sighting at a Five Below variety store and since then I’ve picked up a couple that I’d like to get around to posting about. But today we have the Dollar Store exclusive (Dollar General, Family Dollar and maybe Big Lots-NOT DOLLAR TREE) Wolverine. I’m loving the head sculpt first and foremost. The vibrant Astonishing X-Men uni looks great and the height of the figure is pretty much on point. It’s an awesome figure considering.
I love the paint on this figure!The deep blue/black combination makes this version of Cyclops really stand out.I read a little bit of Classic X-Men as a kid,a big reason why I chose this figure over the X-Factor version.
I’ve been after this figure almost as long as I’ve been after the 80’s Secret Wars version. This IMO is the ultimate Wolverine action figure! It’s that good. A brown suited Wolverine figure with this much articulation would have blown our minds as kids. If ever (and “ever” could mean very soon) I choose to sell off some of my collection, this one will be a definite keeper. In fact I’m thinking about setting up a website to start getting rid of some stuff online and hopefully make a couple extra bucks in the process , and when I do, this guy is staying put 🙂 Everything from the facial expression down to the included sword, ala the 90’sToy Biz version. The scale is perfect, too. The Wolverine Origins line spawned some really cool versions of Wolverine, this being one of them. Enjoy the pics!
Omega Red!I loved watching Wolvie and Red go at it in the comics!I love this figure but hate the fact that it arrived with a missing/broken tentacle 😦 Oh well,no biggie.It’s still an awesome figure!Now i’m wondering if ToyBiz ever made a Cyber and Lady Deathstrike figure? Enjoy the pics,there’s a lot of them.
I acquired this figure from Buzz over at Action Figure Adventures via trade and i’m diggin’ it.This guy fits right in with the rest of my Toybiz figures although I like to display him without the Ninja gear.It’s a little redundant for Wolverine to weild any weapons imo but I do like the sword.Also,i’ve recently won a whopping 11 Toybiz figs on Ebay for 5 bucks total,shipped!That is a whopping deal for me!It’s fun to say/write whopping.Stay tuned for that 😉
After out growing action figures and making the transition into…no not adult hood…comic books and Baseball cards,my interest in video games also became more prevalent.Video games gave me the ability to actually control the comic book characters as well as play out a full 9 inning game of Baseball using my favorite teams.Enter the Nintendo Entertainment System or NES!I didn’t get to own one of these bad boys until the tail end of its popularity and it was a good thing because at that point there were tons of quality games out for it.But the two games that really made an impact on me in the early 90’s were LJN’s Wolverine and RBI Baseball 3!I remember walking into my local Electronics Boutique and seeing these two games on display.I would pick up the display boxes and shake them a bit first,wondering if the actual game was inside,and then turn over to the back to check out the screenshots and drool at the prospect of one day having my own copies of Wolverine and RBI 3!
After saving up enough Christmas cash I was finally able to pick up a copy of Wolverine and RBI 3 and didn’t leave the house for a good week or two.I played both of these games religiously ,waking up early on the weekends to spend more QT with my NES 😉 .
I was going to pick up a ’91 TB Wolverine figure already but after acquiring his Mutantcycle in a trade with Jason Vorhees,it was almost imperative that I snag one up pronto!Because I kind of rushed the process a bit when it came to picking up this Wolverine figure I wasn’t able to find a complete one in better condition,but this one more than serves it’s purpose and looks great when placed upon his Mutantcycle.This little gem arrived in it’s original box and while it’s in pretty rough shape I’m still going to hang onto it as a reference and for the cool pics and graphics.The cycle itself was in mint condition and still attached to the protective inserts.It’s a good thing to acquire a piece like this still MIB because of it’s easily scratched and damaged chromed out parts.I must say that i’m not too thrilled with the funny looking Wolverine face on the front of the bike ,but again,it was all about the fun factor with these toys and as a kid I would have had a ball with this motorcycle.Luckily the Wolverine face flips upwards when a figure is placed on the bike and turns into what i’m assuming are Wolverine fangs. I’ll be placing this baby alongside the rest of my Toy Biz figures in chronological order as later on this week we’ll be taking a look at a Toy Biz X-Men/ X-Force figure released in ’92!
What I liked about these Toy Biz figures was that they kept all the characters in scale and Wolverine here is a perfect example.No he didn’t have 678,985,234 points of articulation and yes his mask looks like something you’d find in a gum ball machine,but the fact still stood that at the time this was one of only two(if you count the SW version) existing Wolverine action figures.Not only that but being able to remove his mask to reveal Logan’s iconic face was too cool.These figures conjure up way too many awesome memories for me and not having any in my collection just wouldn’t be right.I’m also pretty psyched about uniting Wolvie with his trusty Mutant Cycle,a piece I obtained via a trade with Jason Vorhees.Stay tuned!
A couple months back, my youngest had started to bring home past school work and art projects from her kindergarten class in preparation for the end of the school year.One of her art works really caught my eye and i decided to use it as a backdrop for some of my Marvel figures.Call me bias but i truly love my daughters artwork.I’m digging the color selection and the almost apocalyptic-vibe she gave to her cityscape rendition!Enjoy the pics.