I know I just put up a post complaining that I had no idea these existed – and my the reaction from the gammas on here I was not alone in this anomaly - but amazingly, I already found them at my local WalMart. It was an interesting day to say the least. When I found out about these figures I immediately went to the WalMart closest to me – luckily I live very close and it is 24 hours – well, I had no luck that night, or the next night, but yesterday I was traveling for work and visited a few WalMarts. As my luck would have it, the third WalMart I ventured into there was a woman pulling all of the Avengers items off of the pegs. I asked what she was doing and she said that she was clearing space for the Amazing Spiderman figures that were coming out. I asked her if they had the new WalMart exclusive figures by chance – she told me she did not work for WalMart – but instead she was the Rep for Hasbro!
Without going into a huge amount of detail – let’s just say she contacted the Rep that covered my local WalMart - who was putting out the figures AS THEY SPOKE! I took the 40 minute drive back to my area and into the WalMart where I turned the corner and saw the Hulk – he was off the pegs and sitting on the shelf – which means someone looked at him and then decided not to get him and walked away! I was so lucky! I could not believe my luck!
Yes, I also snagged the new WalMart exclusive Avengers 4-pack – I will post that tomorrow – but this figure here is outstanding! Not a repaint or a re-release – this is a brand new sculpt and looks pretty impressive! If you can wait and find them in the store they are priced at $15.99 – which is less than a Marvel Legends these days. They have short-packed the Hulk, he is only one per box, and that’s going to make him that much more difficult to find – but WalMart exclusives have the track record of not being the easiest to find. Most WalMarts will tell you that they are not on the layout – or they are not busy enough to get the exclusives – so if you’ve been able to snag one, congrats! The prices on ebay are outrageous right now but hopefully will cool off soon. Either way – I am happy to report that this figure is not a let down – it comes with a base that connects to the other figures so you can display them together and perfectly represents the Hulk we see in the movie – I love this Hulk, and the entire line is pretty impressive – so pick it up if you can! Grade: B+