As we count down the days to the premiere of “Logan,” in which Hugh Jackman portrays an aging Wolverine whose healing factor is failing, Square Enix presents a markedly different vision of the fan-favorite mutant as part of its Variant Play Arts Kai series.
Known for its often-radical reinterpretations of classic characters, the line of collectibles has produced the likes of Wild West Batman, heavy-metal Thor and creations so crazy they defy, or at least resist, description. While this new Wolverine perhaps isn’t a dramatic departure from the original, it’s definitely extreme — in the ’90s-est sense of the word.
Standing 9.9 inches tall, this Logan sports arms so muscled, so bulging with veins, that we’re left wondering if the Weapon X program gave him more than an adamantium-laced skeleton. And his blue-and-yellow X-Men costume is so metal that it appears armored, from head to toe (it’s anyone’s guess as to whether those are armored hip boots or armored chaps; either way, they’re definitely … extreme).
The figure comes with interchangeable heads (one with a stern expression and the other with full-on berserker rage) and nine hands, including two sets of claws. If those aren’t enough to do the job, there’s also a katana.
Available for preorder from $149.99 from the Square Enix store, Marvel Universe Variant Play Arts Kai Wolverine is expected to ship at the end of July.
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