Usually we'll see sneak peeks or teasers for Hot Toys' figures long before we get any official pictures or announcements, but this figure was just an out of the blue surprise.
I honestly didn't think they were making a figure from the new Wolverine movie-- but I'm certainly glad to see that they are.
I have the original Wolverine figure from Wolverine: Origins, and while it's still a great figure, this one-- especially the head sculpt-- blows the old one away. I'm glad to see that they'll be including the "wife beater" and other pants. Wolvie in a suit isn't exactly his "iconic" look.
Only problem is that we're looking at almost a year from now until this one gets in our hands! That's a long-ass wait, but that's how Hot Toys rolls, not much we can do about it.
I don't expect this to be the only new Wolverine figure coming from Hot Toys. Don't forget, we've got the new X-Men film coming next summer, and I'm sure we'll see another Wolverine along with plenty of other character from the film-- and I'm excited to see who those will be!
He's supposed to be out in May 2014, but we all know how that goes... So expect something more like June/July. He'll have a surprisingly pricey price tag at $224.99