Wolverine is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, mostly in association with the X-Men. He is a mutant who possesses animal-keen senses, enhanced physical capabilities, powerful regenerative ability known as a healing factor, and three retractable claws in each hand. Wolverine has been depicted variously as a member of the X-Men, Alpha Flight, and the Avengers
Diamond Select and Gentle Giant has been knocking it out of the park with their X-Men busts. Beautiful limited edition resin. These look great. So as I have multiple busts, and for that matter multiple Wolverine statues it was a no brainer that I was beyond excited for their new Wolverine Bust. And let me say before we even look at it. This is the most detailed bust I have ever seen. One top of that it’s the most accurate Wolverine piece I have seen as well. The entire costume area is done in that Elephant Skin style and under the light you can really see it shine.
Looking at the face you can see it’s a dead ringer for the comic book. Wearing the classic yellow and blue outfit and giving his trademark sneer this is bad ass from the start. You can see how the sculpting is done in the black section of the mask by his nose and eyes to give it a frowned pushed in look almost like he is squinting. That complied with the shading around the area and the faint touch of grey in the white eye holes it really makes the menacing look stand out. If that’s not enough look at that mouth. I love how Diamond Select goes the extra mile and not only sculpts the teeth individually, but they take the time to color the gums as well. You take the coloring of the gums and the lip and combine that with not only the indented jaw line in the cheekbones but the area by the chin and this captures just how cool Wolverine is. The stubble on the face is great as well. In fact under the lights it looks like a real five o’clock shadow. Throw in elephant skin design and this really comes to life under the lights I have here.
Moving down you can see what I mean about the costume. You can see every single crease and line going throughout the entire piece. As I said this is a bust but it’s one of the most highly detailed versions of Wolverine out there. The bright blue and yellow look great together. In fact with the lighting the yellow has a golden shine to it. Very minimal on the shading of the body aspect except under the neck close to the middle of the throat. No this relies all on the sculpting. It really not only looks like a leather outfit, but you can feel all of the detail going through it as well.
The back shows off the horns that if you look closely are not done in the elephant style like the rest of the outfit. No these are a smooth and sleek jet black, and man do they shine. You also get another great look at the costume and all the work that went into sculpting it. Looking at the head you can even see the seam lines of the mask. Another thing to point out is the bold outlines in the costume. Notice the blue is outlined in a very dark black to give it even more depth. I really can’t stress enough how well the sculpting is done on this. The lights really bring everything to life.
The base is, I believe, a piece of the Danger Room. I base this on the fact it’s some type of metal structure Done in dark grey, almost silver and black. You can see all the mechanical lines and welding done on this. Scuffed up and shaded to not only have an industrial look, but a battle worn look about it as well. It’s a very simple and effective base. Its also incredibly detailed. Every vent, cog, screw, you name it is individually sculpted in to make one large metal structure. With tons of black shading on the otherwise grey base this really adds a unique look to an already amazing piece. And throwing in a red vent towards the bottom really makes it pop. Add to the fact that there is a big red “X” in the front and you have an identifiable winner.
This is the best bust I have seen in a long long time. And as I said before its defiantly the best looking Wolverine out there. If you’re a collector or simply an X-Men fan you will want to pick this up right away. Its limited. Yes only 1000 of these have been made to you better act fast to get one.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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