Flight Stopped Short – A Year’s Worth of Hulk Confusion: Week 37

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Can you imagine just flying through the air when al of a sudden something just knocks you out of the sky?  You’re thinking how rude they must be, right?  Well Hulk here doesn’t mince words – he flat out insults the mysterious foe as soon as he sees him.  Who remembers this issue?  What knocked Hulk out of the sky?  I will tell you by the end of the week if no one has given the right answer!

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Leader/Bruce Banner Hulkbuster Mini-Mates (2017)

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Walgreens continues to offer some decent exclusives.  I have picked up the Leader and Bruce Banner in Hulkbuster armor MiniMates set and I have to be honest – it’s pretty dang cool!  I don’t recall this Bruce Banner armor from the comics – but I am pretty psyched with it.  For one of the greatest Hulk foes to be include in the set makes this even better!

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Let’s just say I am a sucker when something features a character directly linked to the Hulk himself – so to see a set with two characters made me downright giddy!  Especially to see a classic version of one of the Hulk’s oldest enemies!

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I enjoy the MiniMates – the amount of articulation and ability to pose these figures however you want make these little guys perfect to recreate classic covers with.  The amount of detail is also pretty impressive considering these guys are about 2″ tall.  A great set worth the pick up.

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Get Him!: A Year’s Worth of Hulk Confusion – Week 36

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Nothing worse than being spit out of the earth only to find a super team ready to fight you and you have no idea why.  I mean, fighting is fine and all – but tell him WHY you want to beat the crap out of him!  Don’t leave the Hulk just getting to his feet completely confused as to why people don’t like him.

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Nothing was better than the Hulk fighting against a hero who, in his own right, had no chance in winning.  The only way that Cap could take on the Hulk was by not fighting him at all!

Hulk Mask (2017)

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Even though this is supposed to be based on the Hulk from Thor: Ragnarok there is no war paint on his face and the real shame is that they decided not to include a helmet with the mask.  Can you even imagine how amazing this would have been in full Planet Hulk mode?  Of course that would have doubled the price… and with the mask already sporting a $20 price tag I don’t think that was ever an option.

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The cool thing about the mask is the mouth and eyebrows move as you speak into it.  This is much like the Chewbacca mask that was made viral by the mom on youtube except that this is way better – because it’s the Hulk.

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Change, Damnit!: A Year’s Worth of Hulk Confusion: Week 35

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The Hulk curse is already horrible – but only made worse when it doesn’t even work in your favor!  You need to fight a monster yet you remain a skinny weakling.  The situation made even worse when you have to actually fight two monsters and you sit there just pondering why you aren’t turning green.

Gladiator Hulk Hands (2017)

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I have to be honest, as much as I wanted to look forward to a new set of Hulk hands all I could think about is how they would screw them up this time.  2003 gave us the first (historic) set of Hulk hands.  For a very reasonable $20 you could get a huge set of green, roaring Hulk hands that were also soft enough you could slam them into your best friends face and they wouldn’t even lose a tooth.

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Over the years the Hulk hands have gotten smaller, lost the sound aspect and even changed to cloth for a small while.  Of course, they’ve also gotten more expensive.  What can be said about the newest Hulk fists?  Well, the good news is that they are fists!  The last version was open handed Hulk hands – which was a refreshing change – but I am glad the fists are back.

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The sound effects are back as well.  You can create the sounds by motion or by pressing a button to create the Hulk growling sounds.  Honestly, these are a step up from the Hulk hands – but only slightly.  The gladiator motif makes them different enough that they are not a simple retread (like the Avengers 1 & 2 hands were) but the $30 price tag should certainly makes you pause before purchase.  Overall, I have a complete set of Hulk (and Hulk villain) hands so I’m glad to get these but I can’t go as far as to say I recommend buying a pair.

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