AFi First Look: Marvel Cloth Retro Wolverine Action Figure Limited Edition Box Set
December 16, 2014

The good people over at Diamond Select have given us the scoop of being able to show off the first official images and solicitation information for the upcoming Marvel Cloth Retro Wolverine Action Figure Limited Edition Box Set!  Some folks are unofficially calling this new wave of 8″ retro figures ReMego, but I prefer “Mego-esque.”

As mentioned in the solicitation text below the figure will not only come with the heads, costumes and accessories to make 3 different versions of Wolverine, but it will also come with a booklet about the character and the history of Wolverine action figures.   The history of Wolverine article was written by yours truly, so you KNOW it’s got to be good!  🙂

Here are all the details of the set:

A Diamond Select Toys release! The third Mego-style Marvel action figure to make a comeback is none other than… Wolverine? But Wolverine never got an action figure in the 1970s!

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Well, DST has re-created what a 1970s Wolverine action figure would have looked like, and built a whole box set around it! The vintage-style figure  wears his classic blue-and-yellow costume, with removable mask, and you can switch it out for a more modern-style brown costume or Logan’s civilian togs, each with their own unique head sculpt! Plus, the interchangeable hands have detachable claws!

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The set includes a vintage-style window box, as well as a booklet about the history of Wolverine in comics and toys, all packaged in a displayable gift tray. This set is limited to 3,000 pieces. Designed and sculpted by EMCE Toys!
Box Set     SRP: $80.00

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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2 Comments »

  • demoncat_4 says:

    nice could just picture that being how mego would have made wolverine back then including the gloves with the claws since back then there would not have been the tech to make the claws slide out like on the first toy biz figure

  • Hulk181 says:

    Pre-ordered it from BBTS. Very cool. It would have been a home run release if they would have included a switch out head with his first appearance mask via Hulk180/181.

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