#NYCC14 Reveal – DST’s Mego-esque Wolverine Set
October 9, 2014

Today at the opening of NYCC 2014, Diamond Select Toys has revealed the next figure in their retro 8″ Marvel line – Wolverine!  This set, developed in conjunction with EMCE Toys, features the “missing mutant” that just missed being made into a Mego 8″ figure back in the late 70’s.  This set features a retro box and a variety of swappable parts and iconic costumes so that you can choose from: “tiger-stripe” costume, the brown costume and “civilian” Logan.

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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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7 Comments »

  • Terry Wood says:

    Nice looking set.

  • puckace says:

    These look great. Just need 2 extra bodies so you can create all three versions.

  • Bob Boogie says:

    Extra bodies are easy enough to get. 🙂

  • demoncat_4 says:

    nice set could just see if mego had been able to make wolverine way back when it looking like that. one may have to buy a few extra for the suits.

  • Hulk181 says:

    Looks good. Will definitely preorder it once its available. I’m probably in the minority here but I’d much rather have a First Appearance head from Hulk 180/181 than two unmasked Logan ones.

  • Wrathdemon says:

    Probably the best you are going to get as far as Marvel. For 80 bucks a pop I guess I’m going to have to start saving money for all of them

  • Milomar says:

    I agree with Hulk181, i would prefer the original mask than two logan heads. With the take on the mego inspired version, I would like to see EMCE drop the big rubber boots and cloth belt and put in the ‘mego’ boots with vinyl belt.

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