Sunday, May 5, 2024

Action Figure Review: Logan vs Sabretooth from Marvel Legends Series: Wolverine by Hasbro


   If there's one of the four new Wolverine 50th anniversary 2-packs that everyone seems to be going nuts over, it's this one: Logan vs Sabretooth. Who doesn't love these two guys? In this set you get Logan in his casual duds, looking like he's hanging out in some country road dive bar or a smoky old pool hall, and Sabretooth at his biggest and baddest. Seriously, he's a pretty big dude! I didn't collect many Toy Biz Marvel Legends back in the day (and I only own one or two of the ones I did collect), but Sabretooth was one of them. Having grown up with the X-Men Sabretooth with the "healing" wound, the Toy Biz Marvel Legends Sabretooth was an insane upgrade! This new version of Victor Creed just makes the guy even more menacing. This is an excellent set and I'm excited to review it in what is definitely one of the best years for the X-Men to date. Let's check out Logan vs Sabretoooth after the break...

The Facts: Logan

Height: 5 3/4 inches

Articulation: Double swivel/hinge ankles, double-hinged knees, swivel thighs, ball-jointed hips, swivel waist, balljointed mid-torso, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, double-hinged elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, hinged neck, and a ball-jointed head.

Accessories: 4 swappable hands, 2 portraits, and playing cards.

The Facts: Sabretooth

Height: 7 1/4ths inches

Articulation: Swivel/hinge ankles, double-hinged knees, swivel thighs, ball-jointed hips, swivel waist, hinged mid-torso, lateral pectoral hinges, swivel/hinge shoulders, swivel biceps, double-hinged elbows, swivel/hinge wrists, hinged neck, and a ball-jointed head.

Accessories: 4 swappable hands and 2 swappable portraits.

Non-Scalper Price: $50 dollars


* Here's a quick comparison between this Sabretooth figure and the 2018 Sabretooth from the Apocalypse BAF series. This new 2-pack Sabretooth is taller and bulkier than the previous version (he uses the Omega Red body). The colors are also different, as his brown is a bit lighter than the darker brown of the previous figure and the furry collar is now much larger and an off-white/ tannish color.

The Positives:

* Let's start by taking a look at Logan. I absolutely love this figure. There aren't many superheroes out there who are as interesting in their civilian garb as they are in their outfits, but Logan definitely is. I don't know; he just works equally well in blue jeans and a western styled shirt with metal buttons. Hasbro has kept him short here, which is absolutely correct, and he's rocking this outfit. His lower body looks quite a bit like the Old Man Logan figure, but the jeans are more textured here (while the boots are smoother), so I'm assuming Hasbro augmented the digital sculpt a bit. The upper body seems to be all new, though, and it's pretty fantastic looking. 

* Logan comes with two portraits, both wearing cowboy hats. The hats are different colors, interestingly enough, and the hair styles are slightly different, too. First up is Logan wearing his black cowboy hat. He's got a bit of a grin on his face, presumably because he's winning at a game of cards, and his hair is really bristly and Wolvie-like. Wolverine like, I guess. I mean, who else has hair like this? 

* Seriously, does this guy have hair or does he have hair? And those muttonchops? This is one slick looking Wolverine. 

* Logan's second head is a bit more serious looking. He's not smiling at all. In fact, he looks like he's starting to get a pissed off. He's also rocking slightly shorter hair and a brown cowboy hat. You could always put him on an Indiana Jones body and have Alberta Jones, explorer of the great white north. "It's not the years, bub. It's the mileage."

* Not only does Wolverine have hairy arms and hands but he also has some super nice claws. These stay better in Wolvie's hands than some of the earlier claws and they all look nice and straight. They are removable, but they leave gaps, so it's not really a play feature. 

* Wolverine seems to be a mixture of new and used parts and it works well. His legs aren't pinless but his arms are. He doesn't have pec hinges, but everything moves just fine and nothing feels rubbery. He's just a lot of fun to play with. There are some characters that are just always fun to pose in multiple ways and Logan is one of them.

* Here's a close-up of Wolverine's torso because I think the work on is shirt is just so well done. He's got a few buttons open so you can see his chest hair, which lets you know he's super manly and super Canadian. The detail on the shirt's pattern is really impressive. I pretty much always wear button up shirts and have a few kind of like this, so I really appreciate the detail.

* Wolverine comes with four swappable hands: A tight gripping right hand, a gesturing left hand, and a pair of fists with claws extended.

* Up for some poker, bub? Logan comes with a hand of cards that might make Remy jealous. Logan's are fanned out (it's one solid piece) and he holding a Full House. Think that full boat will win the game for Wolvie?

* Check out the back of the cards: They've got the Xavier Institute logo on them. That's a fun detail.

* Logan is a very cool figure but, once again, the companion figure to a Wolverine variant is the real selling point here. Honestly, the only set that people seem to be buying for the Wolverine variant rather than the companion figure is the Patch and Joe Fixit set. Who doesn't like Wolvie in a white James Bond styled tux? 

   Anyways, Sabretooth. This guy is great. He's a nice upgrade to the figure from the Apocalypse Build-a-Figure series as he's bulkier, more muscular, and just more menacing. His paintwork is pretty nice and there's more of it than you might realize at first. He's also sporting some very cool spikey gloves.

* This guy is a big boy. The Apocalypse series Sabretooth was already a decent sized fellow, but this new version (on the left) is much larger. I'm very glad that Hasbro is treating him as a basic figure as I don't quite feel like he warrants the deluxe treatment but he's still a good sized figure who will be noticeably larger than most X-Men.

* Victor Creed comes with two portraits, both of them showing off his wonderfully unhinged personality. First up is a portrait with a maniacal grin. Wild hair, crazy muttonchops, and pupilless eyes just go perfectly with his crazy, teeth bearing grin. I love it!

* The huge furry collar is incredible. That's a floofy piece of neckwear and it adds to Sabretooth's animalistic feel. It also bulks up his shoulders, too. 

* Sabretooth's second portrait captures him snarling at Wolverine. Check out those teeth! The open mouth looks great on him. He's rather wild looking and definitely seems like he's ready to go toe to toe with any of your X-Men teams. 

* Sabretooth comes with four swappable hands. They're all wearing brown gloves and have visible claws under the fabric. There's a pair off more open gesturing or slashing hands and a pair that are a bit less open, perhaps with designs that seem to be more gesturing. 

* The articulation is great. Sabretooth is as articulated as nearly any other Marvel Legends figure, including the pectoral hinges, which are well hidden behind the bottoms of his furry collar. The legs are clearly reused from a slightly older figure but his arms are pinless, so they've got to be quite new (maybe completely new). He looks great in battle positions and has a great shelf presence. 

   This set is definitely my favorite of the sets released in this series, I believe. I love this casual version of Logan and this Sabretooth is a really nice upgrade. While there isn't a new character in this set, both of these figures are excellent versions of well loved favorites and that seems to be keeping it moving on store shelves. Sabretooth is a chunky figure, Wolverine is far more detailed than you might expect at first, and getting these two in one set is definitely very welcome. This is a Great and a 1/2 set that is just a lot of fun. I do wish Hasbro would give Sabretooth the weird claw weapon from the old Toy Biz line, though. That would have sealed the deal.

Interested in more of Wolverine, AKA Logan, AKA James Howlett, AKA Patch? Then check out my reviews of the Marvel Legends Retro Collection Wolverine (Strike Force), Marvel Legends Series Wolverine & Lilandra Neramani and the Juggernaut BAF Series Wolverine, and the Marvel Legends Retro Series Wolverine.

For more reviews of Sabretooth check out my review of the Marvel Legends Series Bonebreaker BAF series Sabretooth

For more Marvel Legends Series reviews check out the following: 

Marvel Legends Series: Avengers by Hasbro
Yelena Belova

Marvel Legends Series: Black Panther by Hasbro (2017)
Black Panther 

Marvel Legends Series: Black Widow by Hasbro (2020)
Black Widow: Deadly Origin
Marvel Legends Series: Captain America by Hasbro (2016)
Black Panther
Demolition Man (Mercenaries of Mayhem)
Nick Fury 

Marvel Legends Series: Captain Marvel by Hasbro (2019)
Captain Marvel

Marvel Legends Series: Deadpool by Hasbro (2018)
Deadpool (Boxers)
Deadpool (X-Force)
Lady Deadpool 
X-23 (X-Force)
Marvel Legends Series: Doctor Strange

Marvel Legends Series: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) 
Marvel Legends Series: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021)
Baron Zemo

Marvel Legends Series: Fantastic Four (2017)
Mr. Fantastic
Marvel Legends Series: Gamerverse
Civil Warrior

Marvel Legends Series: Guardians of the Galaxy by Hasbro (2017)
Groot Evolution

Marvel Legends Series: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 by Hasbro (2017)
Gamora (Daughters of Thanos)
Nebula (Daughters of Thanos)
Rocket Raccoon & Groot

Marvel Legends Series: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 by Hasbro (2023)
Marvel Legends Series: The Infinity Gauntlet by Hasbro (2021)
Marvel Legends Series: The Infninity Saga by Hasbro
Captain Marvel & Rescue Armor

Marvel Legends Series: Inhumans by Hasbro (2017)
Marvel Legends Series: Ironheart by Hasbro (2021)
Marvel Legends Series: Iron Man by Hasbro  
Vault Guardsman

Marvel Legends Series: Marvel Knights (2023)

Marvel Legends Series: The Punisher by Hasbro (2019)
The Punisher (Walgreens Exclusive)
Marvel Legends Series: She-Hulk by Hasbro

Marvel Legends Series: Silk by Hasbro
Silk and Doc Ock

Marvel Legends Series: Silver Surfer by Hasbro (2018)
Silver Surfer

Marvel Legends Series: Spider-Man by Hasbro
King in Black: Knull and Venom

Marvel Legends Series: Super Villains by Hasbro (2021)

Marvel Legends Series: Thor by Hasbro

Marvel Legends Series: Thor: Love and Thunder by Hasbro (2022)
Mighty Thor

Marvel Legends Series: Typhoid Mary by Hasbro (2018)
Typhoid Mary

Marvel Legends Series: The Unbelievable Gwenpool by Hasbro (2018)

Marvel Legends Series: Venom by Hasbro (2018)
Marvel Legends Series: WandaVision by Hasbro (2021)
Marvel Legends Series: What If? by Hasbro (2021)

Marvel Legends Series: Wolverine by Hasbro
Wolverine & Lilandra Neramani

Marvel Legends Series: X-Men by Hasbro (2016)


  1. i like the claws being removable, I have that on the 20th Anniversary Hugh Jackman Wolverine. Sure it might leave lil gaps but it also means you can do things like the outer claw pinning an opponents neck or face, or you can just have the middle one on and do the 'up yours' gesture, both of which he did in the first X-Men movie. :D

    1. Yeah, having them being removable is useful. I don't think I have any of mine in display without the full claws, but with a ton of new Wolverine figures in my collection I could spare a few to do some different poses.

  2. Certainly don't need another Wolverine, but this is a great two pack. I did get the Lilandra - Brood Wolverine set. So awesome.

    1. I'm definitely at that point with quite a few characters. Don't need another He-Man, Skeletor, Batman, Wolverine, Joker, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Snake Eyes, Wonder Woman, Superman, Iron man, etc. You know what, though? I keep ending up with more.


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