but first, updated grading:
a. Originality of Sculpt (5 pts.)
- if the sculpt used for the fig is new automatically it gets 10.
- if figure used an old sculpt it will depend on whether or not the sculpt works for the figure or not.
b. Grade of Sculpt (10 pts.)
- poseability, articulation, this is where it comes in.
c. Sculpt extras (5 pts.)
- if there is detail in the sculpt (clothes, belt, pants, etc.)
d. Head sculpt/detail (5 pts.)
- does this mask work? does the face actually resemble a face?
2. scale accuracy (10 pts.)
- the closer the figure is to Wolverine's size, the higher the grade.
3. The look (5 points)
- would this be something you'd probably see in the comics? (for non-comic based outfits)
- is this the same as the one in the comics? if not, does it work?
4. the extras (5 points)
- the accessories (if any), bases/rides, extra good stuff.
*most of the categories would have the same thing written since there's only a small difference between the figs..
Marvel Legends Rider Series - DoFP vs. Variant
- Originality of the sculpt
a. DoFP - used the same body as the XMC New X-men Wolverine (3 pts.)
b. Variant - used the same body as the XMC New X-men Wolverine (3 pts.)
- Grade of sculpt
a. DoFP - well articulated. could move well enough to be able to do a lot of wolverine poses. could have had better claws (8 points)
b. Variant - well articulated. could move well enough to be able to do a lot of wolverine poses. could have had better claws (8 points)
- Sculpt Extras
a. DoFP - does a pokie nipple count? i do like the detail on the pants and the belt..simple and yet looks realistic (4 points)
b. Variant - does a pokie nipple count? i do like the detail on the pants and the belt..simple and yet looks realistic (4 points)
- Head Sculpt
a. DoFP - from afar this really looks great but up close the nose seems a bit flattened. Nice detail on the greying hair..and the fact that he has the ever reliable "i'm pissed" look (4 points)
b. Variant - weird smile, yet looks cocky at the same time..not much detail was put into this though, but it still works (3 points)
DoFP - 22/25
Variant - 21/25
2. Scale Accuracy
a. DoFP - i really like this sculpt, this would probably be the best "Logan" sculpt there is, short compared to the others but at the same time still bulky (8 points)
b. Variant - i really like this sculpt, this would probably be the best "Logan" sculpt there is, short compared to the others but at the same time still bulky (8 points)
DoFP - 30/35
Variant - 29/35
3. The Look
a. DoFP - here's where DoFP blew it big time. GREEN pants. that's enough to get a huge deduction..what's worse is that the whole upper body is plain black..Toybiz didn't bother enough to put a collar or anything..plain black other than brown gloves and the head. If you ask where the point comes from..i'll say the belt(1 point)
b. Variant - cowboy hat. jacket. wife beater. Mr. Howlett in his civilian wear..this is exactly how i imagined it..good thing the pants are blue this time..the only real deduction in this fig is how instead of looking like an undershirt, Logan looks like he's as white as snow with a tan line (4 points)
DoFP - 31/40
Variant - 33/40
4. The extras -
a. DoFP - comes with a rusty old bike, i guess when you're being hunted down by Sentinels you don't have time to get a new bike..i actually think the effect was nice, albeit a little too much. (4 points)
b. Variant - Would have lost to the Variant one in terms of accessories since this one has a clean generic bike..but he ties it up with the cowboy hat (4 points)
DoFP - 35/45 (7.78)
Variant - 37/45 (8.22)
2 points makes a lot of difference, huh? the DoFP would have been a lot better had they actually worked on the color of the body..that part right there blew it's chances of winning..Variant Logan on the other hand is what you'd expect what Logan looks like outside his uniform..both are real solid figures.
1- Variant Rider Series
2 - DoFP Rider Series
*next review would probably be on the two Astonishing Wolverines, or maybe the Weapon X and the Strike Team..who knows?