You Can Save the Banner Bloodline With Mezco’s Old Man Logan
Just when you think you've seen everything Mezco had to offer --- thanks to visiting with them at Toy Fair just a few weeks ago --- the company goes ahead and sneaks a surprise out into the wild. Though Mezco's One:12 Collective already has quite a packed slate for 2017, it turns out there's still room in the schedule for an all-new Wolverine. Or should we say, an Old Man Logan.
Since it looks like Old Man Logan isn't going anywhere anytime soon in the X-Men comic books, this throwback to Mark Millar and Steven McNiven's original story arc couldn't come at a better time for Logan fans. Though Hasbro recently released a more updated Old Man Logan in its latest Legends wave, Mezco's is strictly sticking to the original idea, and even includes the last surviving baby Hulk.
This Old Man Logan also comes with a duster and a cowboy hat, as well as a few different hands for posing. There's also a rucksack for carrying the baby when Logan needs to make use of both hands in a fight. The popped claws are likely going to be the gold standard for display options, but if you're worried about all that adamantium puncturing Bruce, Jr, you do have some choices.
Old Man Logan's comic design was a bit boring, and his modern spin isn't much better. Aged hero in street clothes doesn't often make for the most compelling costume. That said, Mezco's done a good job recreating McNiven's design. After working so diligently on creating more outlandish outfits, this simple garb was probably a cake walk for the tailoring team.
Despite my reservations about the costuming --- none of which are Mezco's burden to bare --- I do like the head sculpt quite a bit. It definitely captures the more haggard and worn-down Logan from the future of Earth-807128. There's some good scarring and nice aging to that mean mug, but that level of quality shouldn't be any surprise to One:12 Collective fans.
Mezco’s One:12 Collective Old Man Logan is available for pre-order now for $80, and is expected to arrive in Q4 2017.