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October 18, 2009

Gotta Have It! Statue Edition: X-Men Evolution: Wolverine Maquette

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No doubt the most fierce X-Men of them all, Wolverine comes to life for the first time in maquette style as featured in the hit animated series X-Men Evolution. Third in Series 2, Wolverine is produced by Hard Hero and stands 10″ tall. Limited to 2,500 pieces with 200 Artist Proof editions. – Amazon.com

Manufacturer: Hard Hero
Released: 2003 (Limited to 2500)
Retail Price: US $95.00 but the price has been climbing since its release, up to $200 or higher.

Wolverine, born James Howlett but commonly known as Logan, is a mutant who possesses heightened senses, retractable bone claws that can protrude from his fists, enhanced physical abilities, and a healing factor that not only heals wounds and protects him from toxins, but also has extended his lifespan beyond any normal human. Having the indestructible metal alloy adamantium bonded to his bones and claws along with a true fighting spirit makes Wolverine one tough dude. Cue the “I’m the best there is at what I do, but what I do isn’t very nice,” catch phrase.


Packaging: Glossy 4-color box with a close-up of the maquette in front of a Danger Room background on the front. The X-Men: Evolution logo is above the statue, along with “Wolverine” along the bottom of the panel, just in case you don’t know who he is. (Seriously, who doesn’t know Wolverine?) The back of the box has images of other maquettes available in the series, including Cyclops, Storm, Professor X, Captain America, Magneto, and Juggernaut (Colossus has also been released).

Assembly: None; he’s ready to display right out of the box.


The Statue: Standing 11” tall (with base), Wolverine snarls at you in his orange and black costume from the X-Men: Evolution animated series. He’s wearing his signature shaped mask with the pointed “ears” (as I like to call them), leaving just his mouth and chin exposed, where you can see a little bit of scruff along Wolverine’s jaw. Orange covers his shoulders and does a “V” into his belt, with black filling in the rest of the torso. Orange gloves cover his closed fists, claws are unsheathed and ready to go. The belt has an X-shaped belt buckle, and black pants go into knee-high orange boots with black straps.

Slightly different from the rest of the line, Wolverine has a bit more of a dynamic pose. Standing upright with feet little more than shoulder-width apart, his torso is twisted towards his right, with his arms slightly bent and fists clenched. A furrowed brow and toothy grimace on his face, and you know you shouldn’t mess with him.

Rating: 4.9 out of 5; really good paint job, simple and sharp. Maquette is well sculpted. Fans of the show (like me!) will love this.

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Upcoming Release: Wolverine And The X-Men Animated Series – Wolverine Statue

This statue is based off of the new Wolverine & X-Men Animated series, which was released at the end of Jan-09 and will run for 26 episodes

The hand painted statue is 6″inches tall (not including base) and highly detailed, comes in a deluxe full color package. Inc Certificate of Authenticity.

Limted to 1500 units worldwide. – Play-Asia.com

Kelly McNamara



  1. I never watched the show, but the statue looks pretty cool!!

  2. Kelly

    You’re missing out, Andy. It was really cool to see Jean, Scott, Kitty, Nightcrawler, etc. as students again. Of course, Wolverine wasn’t nearly as rough and tumble as usual, but he did pretty well as a “teacher.”

  3. Kristin

    I think I have seen a few early episodes. I seem to recall I went something like “Oh my gosh, what is this crap.” 🙂 I think I was just kind of annoyed at the time by how they were trying to revamp everything for a younger audience, and were screwing up with continuity, etc. Probably around the same time the first X-Men film came out, and I was groaning about how the ages of characters were all screwed up because they wanted everyone to be kids.

  4. billy

    The Evolution show for me was terrible at first but as it pressed on it did get alot better. Wolverine and the X-men is waaay good. I dont particularly care for Xavier being in the future but everything else is cool. BTW the figure looks good to. lol

  5. Infinite Speech

    the statue looks very good actually and the paint job is excellent i didn’t see any bleed at all

  6. I like the character designs of the evolution characters, and this statue looks great. I’m not a fan of the cartoon though. The dialogue is too reminiscent of the Fox series from the early 90’s.

    Kelly, I love your Gotta Have It’s! Keep up the good work!

  7. Kelly

    Thanks, Josh! 🙂

    I like usually like seeing new ways of looking at characters, so Evolution was really cool. Of course, I was in high school at the time, so I could *ahem* “relate”, so to speak.

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