The only thing exempting this guy from an irrevocable and totally laughable throne in Geekdom is this:
Prime says the toy actually filled a void in his life when it came out.
"My dad passed away the year before and I didn't have anybody really around, so I really latched onto him when I was a kid," he said.
Laugh if you want but Mr. Prime's is a sentiment I can understand all too well. I've never lost a parent, nor any close family members, to death, but I have had my share of loneliness and disorientation as a child of divorce. I'm not sure why but I have a very deep affinity for Logan (aka Wolverine). Until I lost my wallet, I even kept a Marvel collector's card of Wolverine in there, among my credit cards and personal photos. That X-man inspires and comforts me.
Now, it may just be Wolverine's kickass chops, but I think my connection with him has more to do with three of Wolvy's traits: 1) his feral power is always lurking just beneath his human veneer - much like his razor sharp claws ready to spring from beneath his skin, 2) he has a virtually indestructible skeleton (coated as it is in Adamantium) and heals extremely quickly, a skill I've had to rely on more than once, and 3) his painfully confused history - who is he? where does he come from? where does he belong? what is his "lair"?