In this episode of Marvelous Statues, we Unbox and Review the Sideshow Wolverine Premium Format Figure!
I first saw this statue at San Diego Comic-Con in 2017 and instantly fell in love with it. Wolverine is one of my favorite characters from the Marvel Universe so I had to pick him up. And let me tell you Sideshow did not disappoint with this release.
Sure no statue is perfect by any means, and Wolverine is no different. Although, this one comes close. With an aggressive stance, phenomenal paint application, and a superb composition, this is by far one of my favorite Wolverine statues to date.
So let’s break it down, shall we!
First, let’s talk sculpt. Wolverine Premium Format stands upon a Sentinel hand base. It is mangled and destroyed. Details like claw marks, severed joints and exposed wiring help sell the scene. Wolverine himself is inspired by the Astonishing X-Men suit. Of course, Sideshow applied their own twist to the costume. The suit is full of contrasting texture which makes it look amazing. Wolverine’s claws are real metal and have added texture to help sell that he is in a battle. Additionally, Sideshow included two portraits with this Exclusive version. Both are quite impressive, although I prefer the masked portrait.
Next, the paint helps to bring the statue to life. The colors are bright and vibrant. They really pop when you see it in the display cabinet. This is especially true if you have white cabinets. Additional weathering and dirt are applied all over to give the impression that Wolverine is in a tuff fight. On my Wolverine Premium Format, there are no flaws in the paint. The application is clean and tight.
As for value, the Wolverine Premium Format is on the high side of the Premium Format line with a set price of $570 USD. Especially when you consider that he has an extremely high edition size for the Exclusive version, this will be one that may be on Sideshow’s site for some time.
So should you buy this statue?
I think that this is the best Wolverine large scale statue from a Licensed Studio. If you are a hardcore Wolverine fan, then yes get this one. Because of the large edition size, second-hand markets like ebay may be your best option for this one. But with Sideshow’s recent showcasing at SDCC 2018, that may change. The X-23 is the perfect companion for the Wolverine Premium Format and may further push the popularity of this statue.
But what do you guys think? Do you like the new Sideshow Wolverine Premium Format Figure? Will you be getting X-23 along with him? Let us know in the comments!
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