Hey… You! A Year’s Worth of Hulk Confusion – Week 50

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Admitting you’re confused while fighting your enemy… well, I wouldn’t advise it.  If someone is looking to beat you up just act like you do know them and you’re pissed at them and fight back!  Ask questions later.  Just my two cents!

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Target Exclusive Funko Hulk POP! w/ T-Shirt (2017)

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I am shocked that new pieces continue to be released from Thor: Ragnarok.  This time from Target we get another exclusive POP! but this time with a twist!  As far as I know this was only being released through online sales – meaning you had to order it off of the Target website – but that may not exactly be the case.  I haven’t heard from anyone seeing in store though…

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That being said, this Pop! comes with a great Hulk (The Champion) vs Thor (The Lord of Thunder) T-Shirt.  For $25 the T-Shirt is accompanied by one of the cooler exclusive Pop! figures yet!  A re-colored (in metallic day-glo, no less) Gladiator Hulk!  The T-Shirt is also reminiscent to the original Marvel Collector Corps T-Shirt that featured a hero vs Ultron – one of 4 where you had to get lucky to get the Hulk.  Here, there is only one choice and it is perfect!  The shirt is still unopened and in a plastic bag so I didn’t bother posting it – but the image of what it looks like is on the backside of the box above.

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The POP! series of figures have been interesting this time around. While the Hulk has his share of exclusives none tickle my fancy more than this little guy!

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I have an interesting theory though – one that hopefully everyone understands is pure fan fiction and not based off anything but assumptions.  When this arrived at my doorstep this week I honestly felt as though I was opening a Marvel Collector Corps light.  Usually the boxes contain shirts like the one in this exclusive – as well as a original POP!.  As you remember, the Thor: Ragnarok box was a little underwhelming as far as the amount of stuff – not to mention the very few Hulk items – included.  I just wonder if these items were meant for the MCC box but at the last minute Target put in a bid of some sort to snag this combo for themselves.  Honestly, it was the right choice!  Look at this bad boy!

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I don’t know if my theory has any validity but it sounds pretty reasonable to me – and sort of makes sense on why the MCC box was such a departure from the norm!  Either way, Target has definitely killed it more than any other big box stores as far as exclusives go.  With this and the 10″ Hulk POP! Target clearly went all in with Hulk exclusives and won!

Walgreen’s Exclusive Mini-Mates (2017)

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It almost seems as if they are just putting the Hulk name on things just to make it different and still sell.  I do love me some mini-mates – and if they were bigger and came in a 6″ line I think they would be the rival to Marvel Legends.  They have created some of the most obscure and at the same time classic Marvel moments and characters!  Here we have two sets starting with the Abomination.  Granted this is not the first Abomination that they have created – heck, it’s not even their second!  This is the third time we’ve been served up with Emil – only this time it seems to be a more modern version?

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I prefer the classic edition that was offered first – with the separate eyebrow/ear piece that rocked!  This isn’t too bad but really reminds me more of the Spider-Man villain Jackal.  But they want to call it Abomination, probably just to sucker me out of my hard earned cash!  And, damnit… it worked!  They also paired him up with Vision which makes about as much sense as bellbottoms.  The other set is Spider-Girl and Carnage Hulk.  Carnage Hulk?  Did I miss something?  I don’t remember this at all!  It’s just another ploy to get me to pony up some dough for another Hulk related piece that isn’t at all Hulk related!  Well, I’m not going to fall for it this… wait.  Nevermind.  I already bought the dang thing…

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Another Flawed List…

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The list is flawed namely because they mention the Grey Hulk and Bruce Banner Hulk in separate numbers.  Also, I’m not so sure those Golden Age Hulks apply anymore…

Click on the image to read the list.

Plush Blind Box Hulk (2016)

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One of the reasons I love my LCS is because the manager will open a blind box up for displays.  His deal is you get one chance – if the display figure is not the one you want then you can open one up.  You then have a choice to either keep the one you opened or trade it for the display.  Even though you still take a risk there is at least a choice – which is better than most places even offer.

In the case of these little plushes the manager opened up this little blind box and gleefully emailed me that it was the Hulk.  I told him to hold it for me and he did.  It’s times like these having a man on the inside works out so nicely!

That’s What She (Hopefully) Said: A Year’s Worth of Hulk Confusion – Week 49

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I like how the Hulk just states the obvious.

Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulk Soft (2016)

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Found at TRU WAY after the movie had been released this Hulk soft is  great representation of the Hulk in plush form.  I guess we should count ourselves lucky – back in the day the only recourse you had to snuggle up to a soft Hulk was the Knickerbocker Hulk, which, let’s be honest… is ugly as all hell.  The thing may induce more nightmares than it would provide some snuggly security.  Then again, that frizz mop top that this Hulk supports can only be a hotbed of activity for any and every mold spore and germ that a child can throw at it!  Can you imagine how hard it would be to clean and tame that wild mane?

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