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dEnny!
12-17-2007, 10:14 AM
Bowen is releasing SEVEN new Wolverine statues. I've already purchased one: Wolverine X-Men Belt Variant that was exclusive to Collector's Club members. So I sort of have my favorites, but I'd like to know what other's think. Which one do you think has that WOW factor when you walk into a room?

More pictures are available at www.bowendesigns.com along with bigger versions of the ones provided.

A. WOLVERINE CLASSIC MUSEUM

http://www.bowendesigns.com/images/sculptures/Wolverine%20Classic%20Museum%20St_thumb.jpg

B. WOLVERINE ORIGINAL ACTION

http://www.bowendesigns.com/images/sculptures/Wolverine%20Original%20Action%20St_thumb.jpg

C. WOLVERINE UNMASKED ACTION

http://www.bowendesigns.com/images/sculptures/Wolverine%20Unmasked%20Action%20St_thumb.jpg

D. WOLVERINE UNMASKED MUSEUM

http://www.bowendesigns.com/images/sculptures/Unmasked%20Wolv%20Museum%20St_thumb.jpg

E. WOLVERINE BROWN MUSEUM

http://www.bowendesigns.com/images/sculptures/Brown%20Wolv%20Museum_thumb.jpg

F. WOLVERINE CLASSIC ACTION

http://www.bowendesigns.com/images/sculptures/Classic%20Wolv%20Action%20St_thumb.jpg

Shwicaz
12-17-2007, 10:15 AM
I like G. Ripped Costume W/Hairy Chest Action Wolverine.

dEnny!
12-17-2007, 10:16 AM
I like G. Ripped Costume W/Hairy Chest Action Wolverine.

http://www.bowendesigns.com/images/sculptures/legacy/Wolverine_main_thumb.jpg

Shwicaz
12-17-2007, 10:17 AM
http://www.bowendesigns.com/images/sculptures/legacy/Wolverine_main_thumb.jpg


you always come through!

:lol:

Jef UK
12-17-2007, 10:17 AM
Brown Museum and Classic Action both rock.

allanpat
12-17-2007, 10:18 AM
i just saw one the other day that's Wolverine in his current Astonishing-style costume, but it's painted in his yellow/brown 80's colors. It looks SO much better than the yellow/blue.

dEnny!
12-17-2007, 10:19 AM
One thing I like about the Unmasked Museum is the back of the statue.

http://www.bowendesigns.com/images/sculptures/Unmasked%20Wolv%20Museuem%20St2.JPG

Shwicaz
12-17-2007, 10:19 AM
i won't say it.

paging das....


okay, I said it...

dEnny!
12-17-2007, 10:28 AM
i just saw one the other day that's Wolverine in his current Astonishing-style costume, but it's painted in his yellow/brown 80's colors. It looks SO much better than the yellow/blue.

Who produced it? Normally if it's not Bowen, from my experience, the pictures wind up looking better than the actual piece.

allanpat
12-17-2007, 10:33 AM
Who produced it? Normally if it's not Bowen, from my experience, the pictures wind up looking better than the actual piece.

i have no idea but it was out of the box & on display at Meltdown Comics in LA.

Personally i don't understand the phenomenon of collecting statues myself. Action figures you can at least play & do stuff with - comic book statues you just put on your shelf and stare at?

kinda creepy no?

dEnny!
12-17-2007, 10:33 AM
i won't say it.

paging das....


okay, I said it...

I'm actually curious what she has to say. I've been polling some friends as well.

allanpat
12-17-2007, 10:38 AM
Who produced it? Normally if it's not Bowen, from my experience, the pictures wind up looking better than the actual piece.

just did a quick search & didn't find it, but did find these other ones that are kinda cool

zombie wolverine
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41eggQrFKnL._SS500_.jpg

brood wolverine
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WTKCCSBZL._SS500_.jpg

dEnny!
12-17-2007, 10:39 AM
just did a quick search & didn't find it, but did find these other ones that are kinda cool

zombie wolverine
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41eggQrFKnL._SS500_.jpg

brood wolverine
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WTKCCSBZL._SS500_.jpg

Blech, maybe if Bowen had did them, but trust me...if you saw them in person.

They are "cool" ideas, but at the end of the day, you want WOLVERINE, not these one time cover deals.

The-Last-Man
12-17-2007, 10:42 AM
just did a quick search & didn't find it, but did find these other ones that are kinda cool

zombie wolverine
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41eggQrFKnL._SS500_.jpg

brood wolverine
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WTKCCSBZL._SS500_.jpg


They are both bad. I wouldn't have them for free.

allanpat
12-17-2007, 10:44 AM
Who produced it? Normally if it's not Bowen, from my experience, the pictures wind up looking better than the actual piece.

okay, this just goes to show how little i know about statues - it was actually a 12 inch Marvel Legends action figure

http://216.97.102.200/xmen/wolverine_icon.jpg

still, I think they should update his current Astonishing one to this...

allanpat
12-17-2007, 10:45 AM
Blech, maybe if Bowen had did them, but trust me...if you saw them in person.

They are "cool" ideas, but at the end of the day, you want WOLVERINE, not these one time cover deals.

again, probably why i don't collect statues. they look cool, but i'd have no idea what to do with them

wh park
12-17-2007, 10:46 AM
Gonna get F classic action. I'm not a big fan of the sculpts on the other statues.

Doc Randy
12-17-2007, 10:58 AM
We have this one in our office:

http://bowendesigns.com/images/sculptures/legacy/wolverine%20brown%20stat%20@%20mini.jpg

Lord Jermaine Retail
12-17-2007, 12:03 PM
You can use Classic action in conjunction with pieces you already have like Juggernaut, Hulk, or Sabretooth. Some people like museum poses better though. I just like something that captures the best likeness of the character or has them in a signature motion that I could see the character in.

dEnny!
12-17-2007, 02:17 PM
We have this one in our office:

http://bowendesigns.com/images/sculptures/legacy/wolverine%20brown%20stat%20@%20mini.jpg

I have both of those already too. :twisted: BRING IT!

(Please don't mention any parties at the Bowen Compound...I don't think I can take anymore.) :(

dEnny!
12-17-2007, 02:18 PM
Only 20 votes...no one likes me. :(

Lord Jermaine Retail
12-17-2007, 02:19 PM
(Please don't mention any parties at the Bowen Compound...I don't think I can take anymore.) :(

Seriously. I don't know what blows my mind more. The fact that there is a Bowen Compound or the fact that people get to hang out there at parties. Good God.

Doc Randy
12-17-2007, 02:28 PM
I have both of those already too. :twisted: BRING IT!

(Please don't mention any parties at the Bowen Compound...I don't think I can take anymore.) :(

Oddly enough, Bowen's X-mas party was this weekend. It was pretty awesome. :twisted:

dEnny!
12-17-2007, 02:29 PM
Oddly enough, Bowen's X-mas party was this weekend. It was pretty awesome. :twisted:

Yes, I heard...karaoke dj and all.

I SAID DON'T MENTION IT! :(

Doc Randy
12-17-2007, 02:32 PM
Yes, I heard...karaoke dj and all.

I SAID DON'T MENTION IT! :(

Yep. Heck... even I sang an Elvis song. Jamie Rich was by far the belle of the ball.

The Human Target
12-17-2007, 02:35 PM
Out of those, I like Original Action as its interesting to look at. I don't really like museum style standing sculpts.

In honesty, I'm not a huge fan of any of those really.

dEnny!
12-17-2007, 02:40 PM
Yep. Heck... even I sang an Elvis song. Jamie Rich was by far the belle of the ball.

isn't....he...alway... *he says in an icy tone. :shifty:

dEnny!
12-17-2007, 02:44 PM
Out of those, I like Original Action as its interesting to look at. I don't really like museum style standing sculpts.

In honesty, I'm not a huge fan of any of those really.

I'm leaning towards the original action myself, one of my buddy's HATES that costume, but I've really been digging it lately.

I'm a little surprised by all the love the original action is getting; it's winning me over and looking at it in a new light.

dEnny!
12-17-2007, 02:49 PM
There are four that are currently in a dead heat and one that I dig that hasn't received a vote. CRAZY!

Come on, everyone has an opinion on the Ol'Canucklehead!

thatguyfromsyracuse
12-17-2007, 02:55 PM
I went with F. It was between that and A. Both are cool.

dEnny!
12-17-2007, 03:54 PM
I went with F. It was between that and A. Both are cool.

I think those two are cool as well. Thanks for voting!

Artie Pink
12-17-2007, 05:52 PM
I'd go with A or E. The action poses I don't like as much. I prefer the brown costume normally, but A looks really good.

And I agree that most non-Bowen Marvel statues look kinda crappy.

dEnny!
12-17-2007, 05:54 PM
I'd go with A or E. The action poses I don't like as much. I prefer the brown costume normally, but A looks really good.

And I agree that most non-Bowen Marvel statues look kinda crappy.

I usually lean towards the "museum" poses myself like my Chrome Silver Surfer.

GrandeMaestro F√ľnke
12-17-2007, 06:00 PM
I went with E, I don't buy any of the statues, but I'm not really a fan of the action poses.

dEnny!
12-17-2007, 06:04 PM
I went with E, I don't buy any of the statues, but I'm not really a fan of the action poses.

It's funny because there are members on this board who feel that Bowen's poses/musuem style statues are "boring" looking and like the diorama/action pieces of other companies.

I usually prefer the "museum" look myself as I feel they are classic, long term pieces.

Doc Randy
12-17-2007, 06:11 PM
It's funny because there are members on this board who feel that Bowen's poses/musuem style statues are "boring" looking and like the diorama/action pieces of other companies.

I usually prefer the "museum" look myself as I feel they are classic, long term pieces.

I think the thing that sets Bowen apart is that his pieces are typically for adults with taste who prefer a timeless classic statue.

There are many imitators, but Bowen and his crew really are the best.

dEnny!
12-17-2007, 06:43 PM
I think the thing that sets Bowen apart is that his pieces are typically for adults with taste who prefer a timeless classic statue.

There are many imitators, but Bowen and his crew really are the best.

Did you see the Loki statue they are working on? It appears to be based on the art of Essad Ribic.

dasNdanger
12-17-2007, 09:02 PM
i won't say it.

paging das....


okay, I said it...


I'm actually curious what she has to say. I've been polling some friends as well.

What? No naked Wolverine?! :nonono2: That's just not right.

Not kidding, either. My ultimate Wolverine sculpture would be him naked in the snow, eating a deer. (Was there ever a statue made of the Origin art with Logan amid the wolfpack, standing over their kill? Loved that picture.)

Now - about these statues. I'm kinda tired of grimmacing Wolverine. I recently picked up the NA Wolverine and really like it because he's got his bigass mouth shut for a change. Therefore, I lean towards the classic poses here...however...there's not enough arm hair on them (the action figures have more).

I'm leaning towards Wolverine Unmasked - though he looks a bit cross-eyed from what I can see. :lol: But I like it anyway. There's a lot of personality in his face, something missing from the masked ones. (For some reason, the brown museum statue looks more like Batman to me.) Love his hair in the brown action one...but there's that grimmace again...

I LOVE the length of his claws. One thing that really bugs me with Wolverine figures is that his claws are always way too long, and couldn't possibly sheathe into his forearms without popping out of his elbows. Kudos on claw length!! And I have no complaints about his package, either... ;-) (just HAD to say that for the benefit of all the people here who think I check out such things...which I DO...but that's not the point....)

My vote? The unmasked classic museum statue - I just think it's the easiest on the eyes, and overall, the most interesting - crossed eyes, and all.


das

The Human Target
12-18-2007, 09:50 AM
I'm leaning towards the original action myself, one of my buddy's HATES that costume, but I've really been digging it lately.

I'm a little surprised by all the love the original action is getting; it's winning me over and looking at it in a new light.

One of the reasons I like it so much is because it to me is a lot more specific than the others. It looks very much like a sculpt of Wolverine's first appearance, which to me is a lot cooler than a generic Wolverine standing or lunging pose. \

Even if its not intended to look like the cover to the Hulk that he debuts in, it does.

Plus I love the mask whiskers. Very kitschy and Adam West Batman.

dEnny!
12-19-2007, 12:49 AM
What? No naked Wolverine?! :nonono2: That's just not right.

das

You know, I would NEVER, EVER, EVER want a nude statue made of any of the female characters in comics. I know guys at my LCS who buy these types of statues...and it's just weird to me. I don't understand the appeal, desire to purchase such items, but I don't purchase nudie magazines or porn either.

Do you display these for all to see who visit you? :sick:

dasNdanger
12-19-2007, 04:10 AM
You know, I would NEVER, EVER, EVER want a nude statue made of any of the female characters in comics. I know guys at my LCS who buy these types of statues...and it's just weird to me. I don't understand the appeal, desire to purchase such items, but I don't purchase nudie magazines or porn either.

Do you display these for all to see who visit you? :sick:

What are ya? A virgin?? ;-)

Let me clarify....

When I say 'naked', I mean comic book 'naked'...not porn 'naked'. I also mean Wolverine 'naked'...which reflects his feral, untamed nature. BWS's Weapon X naked. Hunting in the wilds of Canada naked. Stripped of his humanity and reduced to an animal naked. And naked with all his naughty bits strategically concealed, just so dEnny! doesn't have a heart attack should he ever walk in my front door.


das

dEnny!
12-19-2007, 01:27 PM
What are ya? A virgin?? ;-)

Let me clarify....

When I say 'naked', I mean comic book 'naked'...not porn 'naked'. I also mean Wolverine 'naked'...which reflects his feral, untamed nature. BWS's Weapon X naked. Hunting in the wilds of Canada naked. Stripped of his humanity and reduced to an animal naked. And naked with all his naughty bits strategically concealed, just so dEnny! doesn't have a heart attack should he ever walk in my front door.


das

Now you're just back pedaling. We all know you want his throbbing...yeah, I can't finish that sentence. :sick:

BenC (formerly Ape-X)
12-19-2007, 01:33 PM
Wolvey brown...for the win!

dasNdanger
12-19-2007, 08:24 PM
Now you're just back pedaling. We all know you want his throbbing...yeah, I can't finish that sentence. :sick:

:nonono2:

dEnny, dEnny, dEnny...do you not remember that I'm the 'brown noser' (as you called me) who reported that naughty Logan & Jean statue to Marvel (goody two-shoes that I am)?? Porn is not my thing.

In all seriousness (yeah, right), I really love feral Wolverine (not no-nose, bandana feral Wolverine, but deer-slaying, animal-tracking, living naked in the snow Wolverine). It goes back to a childhood fantasy about a boy raised by wolves, inspired by some made-for-tv movie I saw at an impressionable age. Nothing sexual about it - more like...intrigued by a human surviving in the wild. Always loved those 'raised by wolves' stories.

Really.

Perfect example of what I'm talking about is found in Wolverine #17, when Storm comes upon Wolverine after he's hunted, and killed, a boar. He's feeding on the dead animal, remembering his humiliation at the hands of Lord Shingen, thinking he's an animal himself, then Storm approaches, and he's ashamed that she's witnessed his actions. I think that's about the best explanation of what I mean. Some sort of action figure based on THAT Wolverine would be awesome.


das

dEnny!
12-28-2007, 02:24 PM
:nonono2:

dEnny, dEnny, dEnny...do you not remember that I'm the 'brown noser' (as you called me) who reported that naughty Logan & Jean statue to Marvel (goody two-shoes that I am)?? Porn is not my thing.

In all seriousness (yeah, right), I really love feral Wolverine (not no-nose, bandana feral Wolverine, but deer-slaying, animal-tracking, living naked in the snow Wolverine). It goes back to a childhood fantasy about a boy raised by wolves, inspired by some made-for-tv movie I saw at an impressionable age. Nothing sexual about it - more like...intrigued by a human surviving in the wild. Always loved those 'raised by wolves' stories.

Really.

Perfect example of what I'm talking about is found in Wolverine #17, when Storm comes upon Wolverine after he's hunted, and killed, a boar. He's feeding on the dead animal, remembering his humiliation at the hands of Lord Shingen, thinking he's an animal himself, then Storm approaches, and he's ashamed that she's witnessed his actions. I think that's about the best explanation of what I mean. Some sort of action figure based on THAT Wolverine would be awesome.


das

You say goody two shoes, brown noser...I say narc. :p

You know, I really need to read the first Wolverine series from start to finish...of course that would require me to fill in the remaining holes in my collection.

Thudpucker
12-28-2007, 02:52 PM
Assuming the face isn't messed up (I can't really tell) I like C: WOLVERINE UNMASKED ACTION best

dasNdanger
12-28-2007, 08:37 PM
You say goody two shoes, brown noser...I say narc. :p

ha. I was only trying to protect my investments. ;-)


And yes, you SHOULD read the SECOND series from start to finish. I believe the first one was only 4 issues long...if I'm figuring this stuff right. Comic books series numbers still confuse the crap out of me at times....

das

Supreme Convoy
12-28-2007, 08:43 PM
The Brown museum piece looks great.

One of these days, I'll have to buy a Bowen statue.

dEnny!
12-28-2007, 08:58 PM
ha. I was only trying to protect my investments. ;-)


And yes, you SHOULD read the SECOND series from start to finish. I believe the first one was only 4 issues long...if I'm figuring this stuff right. Comic books series numbers still confuse the crap out of me at times....

das

I don't think anyone considers the four issue mini-series the "first" volume; the Frank Miller/Chris Claremont story. I could be wrong. Wizard lists the first ongoing as the first volume and the four issue as a limited series so I've always gone that route.

We are currently on Volume 2.

dasNdanger
12-28-2007, 09:19 PM
bugger this

dasNdanger
12-30-2007, 08:55 PM
I don't think anyone considers the four issue mini-series the "first" volume; the Frank Miller/Chris Claremont story. I could be wrong. Wizard lists the first ongoing as the first volume and the four issue as a limited series so I've always gone that route.

We are currently on Volume 2.


I HATE to disagree...but... looking at Wolverine #1 (of the current volume - The Brotherhood arc), it says that it's Volume 3. I guess that makes the Miller/Claremont arc Volume 1...to hell what Wizard says. :D

das

dEnny!
12-30-2007, 09:00 PM
bugger this

YOU WISH!

dasNdanger
12-30-2007, 09:01 PM
YOU WISH!


Depends on who's doin' the buggerin' as to whether or not I wanna be the buggeree....

:scared:

das

dEnny!
12-30-2007, 09:02 PM
I HATE to disagree...but... looking at Wolverine #1 (of the current volume - The Brotherhood arc), it says that it's Volume 3. I guess that makes the Miller/Claremont arc Volume 1...to hell what Wizard says. :D

das

I really don't think you hate disagreeing.

dasNdanger
12-30-2007, 09:06 PM
I really don't think you hate disagreeing.

bugger this, too. ;-)

Actually - I LOVE to agree...as long as everyone is agreeing with me. :mrgreen:

das

dEnny!
01-02-2008, 06:14 AM
bugger this, too. ;-)

Actually - I LOVE to agree...as long as everyone is agreeing with me. :mrgreen:

das

I had a feeling.

dasNdanger
01-02-2008, 06:33 AM
I had a feeling.

Ya know - even if you read my posts where I disagree...I don't get argumentative or insultive with people, like many do...so, in the end, I'm a pretty agreeable sort, even if I disagree. I just strongly state my opinions, doesn't mean people have to agree with me...since, usually...they don't. :p

das

dEnny!
01-02-2008, 06:38 AM
Ya know - even if you read my posts where I disagree...I don't get argumentative or insultive with people, like many do...so, in the end, I'm a pretty agreeable sort, even if I disagree. I just strongly state my opinions, doesn't mean people have to agree with me...since, usually...they don't. :p

das

Geez, why are you yelling at me? I'm just saying! :surrend:






:D

dasNdanger
01-02-2008, 06:44 AM
Geez, why are you yelling at me? I'm just saying! :surrend:



Oh, don't be such a girl.



Unless, of course...you are... :scared: *suddenly realizes that I don't know dEnny!s sex, OR favorite comic book character...*


:p


das

dEnny!
01-02-2008, 07:32 AM
Oh, don't be such a girl.



Unless, of course...you are... :scared: *suddenly realizes that I don't know dEnny!s sex, OR favorite comic book character...*


:p


das

Male

Spider-Man - you know Marvel's FLAGSHIP character.

JABSEN
01-02-2008, 07:50 AM
I don't love Unmasked Action. But the rest look amazing.

dasNdanger
01-02-2008, 11:21 AM
Male

Thought so...but then again, I also think you look like Face-man, because I just automatically assume everyone looks like their avatar...


Spider-Man - you know Marvel's FLAGSHIP character.

I really wanna laugh at your current predicament as a Spidey fan...but then I had second thoughts, afeared that karma (i.e. Marvel) would then screw with my favorite character...

...i mean, screw with him WORSE.

:p

das

TheHanna
01-02-2008, 10:20 PM
I'd like to see the following designs:

New Avengers Wolverine (sans-crotch)

Secret War Wolverine (drunk on a plane, long hair, whole nine yards)

SteveFlack
01-02-2008, 10:27 PM
I'm a huge fan of the museum style pieces. The only Bowen full size statue I have is the first museum style classic Spidey from 2001.

On that note, if he did a Frank Quitely style Wolverine (doesn't have to be in Frank's style, it could be in the same style at the shown musuem pieces, just in the leather jacket/pants outfit), I'd snatch it up in a heartbeat.

-Steve!

dasNdanger
01-02-2008, 10:31 PM
I'd like to see the following designs:

New Avengers Wolverine (sans-crotch)

With a whisky bottle strategically placed in its stead? :scared:


Secret War Wolverine (drunk on a plane, long hair, whole nine yards)

I'd buy that... :)


das

TheHanna
01-02-2008, 10:38 PM
Secret War Wolverine is without a doubt one of my favorite portrayals of him, visually. In general, the style is gorgeous, but Dell'otto really nailed Wolverine in my opinion.

dasNdanger
01-02-2008, 10:56 PM
Secret War Wolverine is without a doubt one of my favorite portrayals of him, visually. In general, the style is gorgeous, but Dell'otto really nailed Wolverine in my opinion.

Yeah - I especially love the moment outside the mansion, when he's sitting there, drinking a beer...that page I really like. Oh, and when he guts LMD Fury. That was sweet. If you look at the one picture where his one hand is raised as he gores Fury, the angle makes his hand look like a big beer paw, HA...I mean, BEAR paw...or maybe a cat's paw, claws and all. Just really great.


das

dEnny!
01-03-2008, 08:51 PM
Thought so...but then again, I also think you look like Face-man, because I just automatically assume everyone looks like their avatar...



I really wanna laugh at your current predicament as a Spidey fan...but then I had second thoughts, afeared that karma (i.e. Marvel) would then screw with my favorite character...

...i mean, screw with him WORSE.

:p

das

My avatar used to be Carson Kressley of Queer Eye fame....LOVED that show. Never did get on. :(

dasNdanger
01-03-2008, 09:07 PM
My avatar used to be Carson Kressley of Queer Eye fame....LOVED that show. Never did get on. :(

Are you a metrosexual kinda guy? My husband is - always as neat as a pin, loves to dress nice...hair always in place...and...and honestly, I am like a female Wolverine...I kinda look like I just crawled out of the woods. :p I don't do my nails or hair or face...I guess you'd call my style 'bohemian'. So, I'm like Wolverine, to hubby's Cyclops. And yet...we've been together these 18 years now...

go figger.


das