The yellow and black costumed Wolverine is no stranger to the world of merchandise, some good and some… not so good
As a kid all I ever wanted were Wolverine toys. I’m not sure what it was that drew me to him so much, probably his eye catching costume that I’d see every Saturday morning when Fox would show the X-Men cartoon show. Being one of Marvel’s most iconic characters, Wolverine has been made into lots of different toys over the years. Join me as we take a look at some of the coolest and… oddest.
The Labbit series is one of KidRobot’s flagship figures. It’s gotten the DC Comics treatment with Batman and Joker. It’s even gotten the Venom treatment. However I think the best one they’ve done so far is the Wolverine Labbit. The size is nice and large so it makes an eye catching piece for any shelf or desk. Plus like all Labbits it comes with a cigar, and this one happens to have the iconic Adamantium claws.
2. Wolverine Punching Bag
Someone at the factory probably saw exactly what this looked like just as the first shipment was going out, and it was too late to change it. Thank goodness they didn’t catch this because it’s the most wonderful mistake I’ve ever seen. I have to wonder if they put down that job on their résumé when looking for future work.
You knew Wolverine is actually a member of an alien race of robotic space cars right? Me neither, but the folks at Hasbro made him into a transformer anyway. I’m not entirely sure what he transforms into, but I myself have always imagined Wolverine turning into a pickup truck.
Got enough room on your shelf for this behemoth? This jumbo version of Wolverine stands over 18 inches tall and is based on the original Marvel Secret Wars figure. Scanned to match down to the finest detail, Gentle Giant has lovingly turned this bit of nostalgia into a jumbo sized memory.
5. Wolverine Space Figure
I’ve read my fair share of comics in my day. However, I have NOT read a story where Wolverine gets sent to space, so I can’t comment on whether or not this ever actually happened. I do want to know if this means Wolverine couldn’t survive the vacuum of space? There you have it, some of the coolest, oddest, and downright gross Wolverine merch that has been produced over the years. Being one of the most popular Marvel characters its no surprise to see how much stuff is out there with his face on it. Part of me thinks Logan himself might not be so pleased.