|Marvel Legends Wolverine|
I gotta say that the colour scheme is "very Wolverine". We know him by his traditional yellow and blue uniform even on this one, who doesn't have the team's logo. But honestly, I prefer the brown version over this one; yellow just look cartoonish and doesn't fit well with his persona. I like how the paint is applied with no runs and bleeds. Mine has minor scratches but it's not a big deal. However, the big deal for me are the joints that connect his hips to his legs; appearing like a blue strip everytime you spread the legs out. Another complaint I have are the claws, which should have been painted with grayish silver like the ones on X-Force Wolverine.
Though I'm not entirely satisfied with the paint job, but the sculpt on this action figure is the best out of any Wolverine-sculpt I've seen. Using the same body mold as the X-Force Wolvie (which I am glad they did), freelance Wolverine's short and stocky built gives an accurate rendition of the superhero. The claws are straight and very stiff, bringing justice to those flimsy Wolverine-claws we had from the previous ones.
Articulation-wise, Hasbro has given this action figure a generous amount of articulation. He has a ball-jointed neck that lets his move in a variety of angles. With a pair of "shoulder blade joints" added to his ball-hinged shoulders, his arms can hyper-extend to the front and back to give you a more dynamic "pouncing pose". He got double joints to the elbows, wrists are hinged and it rotates, the torso has swivel to the diaphragm and waist, and got a Y-jointed hip that has a weird diagonal movement when you raise the legs upward but can be remedied through those thigh cuts. He got double-jointed knees, mid-calf swivel, and hinged ankles with pivots.
Overall, he is a very poseable figure! In addition, the claws are removable and gives you dozens of option on how to display this rage-fuelled mutant. Freelance Wolverine comes with this infamous Hasbro action figure stand like the one with "high def" Doctor Doom that has pegs to help him stand on top of it.
Adding this Marvel Legends Wolverine to my collection helps me in my mission to complete the essential members of the X-Men team as well as with the Avengers. I could have purchased any 6-inch scale Toy Biz Wolverines that are still out there and would still look good once displayed, but this new Wolverine looks way better compared to his predecessors.