A review of Mezco's One:12 Collective Old Man Logan figure!
This is the version of Logan from Earth 807128 after the long destruction and division characters from that timeline. He was created by writer Mark Millar and comic book artist Steve McNiven. Mezco has added the Marvel Fan Favorite to their roster of figures for the One:12 Collective line so let’s have a look at this guy and his gamma baby.
The packaging for Logan is following the box type that Mezco as been steadily sticking with lately. It’s the slipover case that has the brown background and a weathered, yellow “X”. The sides have the opposite with the yellow background and brown “X”. The back has what I like to call the “action/accessories” shot that is identical to the website. It best shows what everything does in place of an instruction manual.
This design has been taken directly from the character in the comics and right out of the first run of the books. He has the classic Wolverine facial hair but with a crew cut and white coloring. His face is aged and weathered to show that he is a long-time survivor in this dystopian earth. He has both a neutral face and a scowl with the way that the facial lines have been sculpted. The arm hair has been painted in a way that looks more real and looks like a lot of care has been put into him. He looks amazingly like the comics and possibly the strongest, detailed features so far out from the One:12 Collective series.
His clothing consists of a white t-shirt, brown pants, brown boots, a fedora, and a duster coat. The t-shirt has been dirtied to look like he has spent a lot of time where dust has made some stains. It is on the tighter side and tucked in like Logan wears his tees. The pants have a belt with a buckle that has a longhorn as an emblem. The pants themselves are sort of a denim with a cleaner look than I was expecting. They are also a lot darker than the photos on the website where they almost match the darkness of the duster.
The shoes have some really nice weathering and creases to show some wear. The fedora is like a thick vinyl or flexible plastic that has a worn look to go with the rest of the outfit. Lastly, he has a faux leather duster that has frayed bottoms and a good fit. The bottoms also have a wire running through it for posing. This really makes a nice touch for various poses
Normally, I get into the hands in the “ACCESSORIES” section but being that this is Logan, the hands deserve to be in this section. His hands look rough like they have a lot of years on them. Included are 2 closed fists, 1 half-clenched hand, 1 grasping hand, and 2 fists with his claws. The claws are slightly to the side and originally I thought that this was a design error. It turns out that this makes the posing with them look more natural. The silver paintwork on them looks great and not a chrome-like finish.
Here’s what is included: the head-sculpt, six interchangeable hands, Baby Hulk, a backpack, an arm for posing, the base stand with the X-Men logo, and a bag for the accessories.
Baby Hulk has been carefully sculpted and is highly detailed. The paintwork is clean and the green with purple screams Hulk. His size works well to have Logan holding the baby. The backpack that he comes with is like the hat as far as the color and materials are concerned. It has very little give to maintain the shape of a bag with flexible straps that make it easier to put it on Logan. Hulk Jr. fits in the bag snugly looks completely natural.
The base stand is like the other One:12 Collective figures with the logo on the base and the foot peg. They also included the clear, posing arm with the adjustable clamp. The logo on the base is the same as the one on the base.
As far as the articulation goes, this figure is very posable no matter what he has on. Of course when he has no coat or bag on, he’s at his most flexible. He has nice elbow and shoulder joints that give the flexibility and maintain the pose you put him in with no issues. To give some perspective for you collectors of the line, he’s not as flexible as say Spider-Man but way more flexible than Deathsstroke. The jacket is loose enough to do a number of poses to give him that lone wanderer look. You can do the classic Wolvie in the air look with the stand’s arm and also a mid-walk look for a lower profile. The pants are also loose enough to pose in any way that you want.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
I’ll admit: People that know me know that I’m not the biggest Wolverine/Logan fan but this figure may have changed my mind. Old Man Logan might be the top figure that I have at the moment. His likeness is uncanny (see what I did there?), the looks that he can pull off are spot on and everything he has is accurate as well as functional. The only 2 little gripes I have with his is that I like the pants in the prototype photos better than the final product and the, of course, the lack of instructions. Until they add them, this will always be something that I will mention. The pants thing is only a personal preference and that doesn’t take away from the quality of the figure at all. The head-sculpts have been improving with each figure that they release.