Collecting: Wolverine Bust

Published on August 28th, 2010

Lately Daken has been wearing the brown and orange/yellow Wolverine costume but thanks to Kotobukiya we get a really nice flashback to the days when Logan was sporting this awesome look.

This statue from Kotobukiya is sculpted by Takeshi Kimura and stands 9″ tall.  His claws are 2 1/3″ long and are made of real metal.  The sculpting on this statue is really quite amazing.  It’s extremely detailed, especially on Wolverine’s face which shows him grimacing as he slashes upwards with his left fist.  An interesting touch is Wolverine’s belt which has an extra bit extending past the buckle which helps give it a more realistic tone.  Wolverine is featured from the waist up and sits atop a black base that features a sculpt of Logan’s face, sans mask, directly below the main body.

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Another excellent trait of this statue is the paint job.  Each color area (orange, brown, skin tone) employs a darker tone of each color which is used as shading for the multiple lines and curves created by Wolverine’s muscles.  His arms have a very light brush of black up the length of them to simulate arm hair while his clenched teeth have a very, very light pinkish orange used in the spaces between his teeth.

My only complaint is actually with the paint. There a couple areas where one color bleeds onto another, like the brown parts of the costume that touch Logan’s skin.  They’re very small little spots of brown that smudge over the skin tone that can only be seen if you’re REALLY looking for them.  His belt looks a little uneven along his back, but other than that this is a really great bust.

Kotobukiya has this statue on their site with a list price of $79.99 but a discounted price of $69.99.  It can be found on Amazon for even less: $44.99!  I don’t know where you’re from, but in the mystical land I hail from (Simi Valley, CA) we call that, “such a deal!”  Either way, you’re getting one Hell of a great piece for peanuts.

Ian Candish