|Marvel Legends Unmasked Wolverine|
You've seen it once and here it is again with its new collector-friendly and reusable Marvel Legends style packaging. The only minor feature of this packaging (obviously) is that it got this Toys R Us exclusive sticker right on that window, and as you can see- he doesn't come with Jubilee's BAF part. Having said that, you are but without that obligation to buy or not to buy this figure.
When compared to the ML Astonishing Wolverine, clearly the Unmasked Wolverine's suit leans towards being orange than the typical yellow one like we most see in the comics. Over the years, we've seen his spandex change from yellow to orange to brown then back to yellow, and so to me the colour really can't matter as long as the likeness and rendition is there. Hasbro finally corrected their mistake with this one after they failed to give "X-logos" on that Wolverine I've just mentioned. He finally got the the logos; one marked on his chest and another over his belt. And they improved on the claws by using a more metallic look as opposed to being just a gray plastic like what we've seen from the previous.
Right up his neck and down to his toes is all ML Astonishing Wolverine body mold. There are no major changes but just the new face/head sculpt along with the this cowl hanging at his nape. Regardless of whether you despise the look on that face or not (I despise it apparently), the sculpting is well done... for a clean good-looking Wolverine. The cowl is actually a separate piece (not glued) and just hangs loosely but immovable.
The long, soft and floppy claws are over! Having it reincorporated, I believe these are now Hasbro's standard Wolvie claws that we'll see with all the variations of Wolverines they will possibly make in the future. Again, just like the X-Force Wolverine and the Astonishing Wolverine (or freelance Wolverine as I'd like to call him), these short and sturdy claws are individually removable- a really cool thing for display options.
The only downside to his articulation is that you can't lift his head up to a 60-degree angle obviously due to the fact that he got this Beast-like hair sticking out at the back of his head plus that cowl. With this body mold, it still retained the shoulder blade joints. He got ball-hinged at the diaphragm that gives you that side to side rotation as well as act like an ab crunch. And the rest are just standard joints for Marvel Legends action figures.
Upon seeing the flaws and/or imperfections of this figure, there are two important things I would Hasbro to do in the future when they make another Wolverine; one- just give us two removable-interchangeable heads (one masked & one unmasked), two- do not make "the unmasked one" look like a Teddy Bear! As far as recommendation goes, it is highly recommendable if you're a "completionist" and if you can't get enough of Wolverine.