Bandai Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulk (2012)

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I actually have both this and the Avengers Hulk from Bandai.  They are basically the same except the first Hulk has those horrible tan pants.  I ordered this off eBay and the box came a bit crushed – but overall, it’s actually a very cool, very articulated figure!  The best part of the whole figure is the interchangeable heads – something I wish that Marvel Legends would take a cue from.

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The hands are also a neat feature that can either be closed or open – or you can be a real rebel and choose one of each!  It’s always interesting to get something international of the Hulk.  I like to collect licensed merchandise – I don’t fill my collection with kits or bootlegged figures.  When I do see an international figure it’s usually so pricey it’s not worth the pick up.

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This figure is all over eBay for a crazy low price and as far as I can tell it’s pretty legit.  It’s also a very brittle figure – nothing you want to play with or pose a lot.  Basically, this figure was set up for pictures and then promptly put away.

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Funko Mystery Minis Miek Figure (2017)

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One thing I did not want to do was to have to pay scalper prices for something so tiny like this little guy here.  While I like having this character, since he debuted in the Planet Hulk storyline, I didn’t think it was all that important.  I mean $30-$45 for a tiny figure like this, I just wasn’t about to shell out the dough for it!

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Why is it so expensive?  Well, this is one of the rare 1/72 figures.  Luckily, it is also one of the heavier figures to seek out.  Snatching one up should be easy – it’s heavier than the most of the other characters but lighter than the Hulk.

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I do find the little guy a bit disturbing – check out his stomach and what looks like tiny nipples poking out.  Ugh, looking at it makes me feel like Luke in the latest Star Wars.  I feel like I should milk him and drink the green sludge just to freak people out.  I was psyched to find this guy though.

Oh Hey! Did You Hear?

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Marvel is restarting their universe… again.  Yup, it seems like a cruel joke that never ends at this point but I stopped reading the Hulk due to all the nonsense like this – maybe it’s time to give Marvel a rest completely!  How can they seriously expect people to get excited about this announcement after all these years of doing this crap over and over?  Click the image for the link.

Pulls from the Short Box 2.21.18

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What is the point of comics if you don’t read them? Don’t be one of those CGC slabbing comic book “collectors”! Make sure to read them over and over again! Here is a list of what I’ve been reading from my collection:

The Green Goblin (1996)
W: DeFalco / A: Kobasic, Ramos
Issue I’m Reading – #6-7
Total Issues in the Series – #13
The new Green Goblin is still struggling with how he can become a hero.  Dare Devil makes an appearance to help stop an assassin kill his Uncle Ben and then in the following issue he faces a contrived villain called “The Slammer”.  I still like the way Phillip is adjusting to being the new Green Goblin and Liz Osborn coming into the picture demanding to have information on the new Goblin so she can reclaim the stolen tech is a great side story

So Far: B-

Superman vs The Incredible Hulk (1999)
W: Stern / A: Rude, Milgrom
Issue I’m Reading – #1
Total Issues in the Series – #1
The Classic Supes and Classic Hulk meet in a beat down for the ages!  The Hulk and Superman trade blows and keep the hits coming in an action packed crossover event.  This is a great issue that every comic fan should read!  It sort of answers the age-old question of who would win in a fight – Hulk or Superman?  I, being one of the ultimate Hulk fans, would like to say the Hulk – but let’s all be real here: Supes would beat the Hulk.  I’m not saying it would be easy I’m just saying the outcome would be inevitable.

Series: B+

Catwoman(1993)
W: Duffy/Dixon / A: Balent
Issues I’m Reading – #1-6
Total Issues in the Series – #94
I’ve spent a long time trying to collect all of the issues to this unforgettable series.  The only real issue trying to read these issues is the crazy amount of tie-ins with Batman and Batman related series.  At least Marvel throws in the tie-in issues with a few of their trades – DC throws that convenience right out the window! The opening to the series stat off strong.  Needing to collect all of the other tie-in issues will be a bit of bother – but I will also be a new project – so… win!

So far: B-

Batman (2017)
W: King / A: Janin
Issue I’m Reading- #32 & Annual #2
Total Issues in the Series (so far) – #39
The War of Jokes and Riddles finishes strong with an answer to Bruce’s proposal to Selina.  This only is emphasized by the beautifully written Annual #2 with a look a the life that Bruce and Selina share.

So far: A

Anyways, what are you guys reading from your collection?

Neca Scalers Iron Man Hulk 2-Pack (2014)

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Thankfully we have not had this problem for a while – but there have been times when Hulk merchandise is scarce – it’s pretty bare on the shelves.  I will end up buying things that I wouldn’t normally pick up.  Case in point – these little Hulk/Iron Man figures that hang onto wires that you stick in your ears.  As you can tell these came out during Avengers 2 – the funky pants should be the clue – and there wasn’t a ton of Hulk merchandise when Avengers 2 hit the shelves.  Especially compared to Thor: Ragnarok.  Would I normally buy this?  I don’t think so.  But they are cool – the oversized headed little pieces of plastic just hang onto the cord – but seriously – it does nothing else.  In fact the only thing I think it will do is eventually get lost when it falls off the wire.

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In Case You Missed It… Again

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Avengers is still teasing the Hulk’s return.  This time we get some dental action instead of sparks!  This story could truly gain some stream and give us some real story – but as usual, Marvel has to draw it out at an excruciatingly slow pace.  Can we get to the point here?

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King Kong Got Nothing on Me!: A Year’s Worth of Hulk Gluttony! Week 8

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Adding insult to injury…