Monthly Archives: July 2008

Red Hulk Exclusives on Ebay!

Is the Red Hulk a good idea?  Still too early to tell – maybe he’s going to be a huge hit – maybe he will just be forgotten, gone the way of the Clone Spiderman.  Still, some pretty amazing customizers have done some great pieces that you should check out on ebay right now!  Click on the images for the auctions…

Sideshow Premium Format Hulk (2005)

SS Hulk PF

SS Hulk PF

Take that forearm!

Take that forearm!

Far and away the biggest Hulk Statue out there.  Well, if you don’t count the new Movie Marquees or the new life size Hulk statue that’s selling on ebay for $5,000.00.  This statue is considered the best Hulk statue out there.  And it is amazing, in size, in detail, right down to the cloth purple pants they have put him in.

Grrraaauugh!

Grrraaauugh!

Hulk PF giving the cold shoulder...

Hulk PF giving the cold shoulder...

Made in the image of the original Kirby illustrations – this statue stands at an impressive 20″ high and weighs about a gadillion pounds.  That’s a lot.  I can’t even tell you how hard it is to even move around because it’s so big!  I’m not really sure where tro put him right now… I have him near the Master Replicas Hulk – but MR Hulk looks like a midget next to him (as you can see) and the MR Hulk is way too cool to do that to.

SS Hulk vs. Master Replicas Hulk

SS Hulk vs. Master Replicas Hulk

I love this statue – but if you want it then get it NOW because the price seems to just keep going up and up.  Ebay is great like that sometimes – but at other times – it seems like a curse!  There is also a Grey Hulk vesion (only 179 made) – but the green is the pinnacle!  This has a run of 1000 and this one is #343.

Big Hulk in Hulk Room!

Big Hulk in Hulk Room!

Look at that face!  His face perfectly captures the Hulk’s simpleton/angry persona in the first comics – the massive body is just crazy BIG and intimidating.  You can almost see what the soilders who were first faced with the Hulk must’ve seen!

Hulk - a perfect 10 - does that sound gay?

Hulk - a perfect 10 - does that sound gay?

Tales to Astonish #59 (1964)

Tales to Astonish #59 - First Hulk!

Tales to Astonish #59 - First Hulk!

On my trip to New York I entered Midtown Comics and was loving the selection that they had.  Although a bit pricey I was psyched to walk in and find this comic right here… TTA #59!  The beginning of the 2nd Hulk saga!  I have been searching for one – trying not to buy one off ebay.  Great condition and great art by Dick Ayers – this comic ends letting you know that the Hulk will be taking half the TTA every month.  This is a great issue where Giant Man is asking Hulk to join the Avengers – but Hulk says no – the only way Hulk knows how 🙂  I am totally finished with the Hulk comic library now.  I have every regular edition run and now every TTA!  Man, what a good feeling!

Hulk Bust Bank (2008)

Hulk Bust Bank

Hulk Bust Bank

This bank really does look like a bust that you might get from Diamond Select (not Bowen though)  It has a great facial expression and the sculpt isn’t even too bad!  I ended up finding this on the cape at a Newbury Comics while I was searching out the Marvel Legends line.  While I didn’t find them there – I did end up locating every figure.  I will be posting those very soon.  Hopefully, with all that’s gone on recently I will get back to posting pretty regularly.  Here’s to hoping!

Backside - I mean... the back of the Hulk Bank

Backside - I mean... the back of the Hulk Bank

The little details is what makes this bank.  The veins that line the entire Hulk – and well, look at that!  Looks like Hulk’s picked up a few Crest White Strips!  Man, look at those pearly whites!  The pants, hair, and even the back are sculpted really well.

The Leader Lead Figure (2008)

Leader in Lead

Leader in Lead

I actually like the fact that they chose to base the Leader figure on McFarlane’s version.  I prefer his to the classic “Tall Head” Leader.  I would like both – but if I can only have one I’m pleased it’s this one.  I am having a heck of a time trying to figure out how to work these pictures with this new program.  Man, why couldn’t it be as easy as the last program?  Anyways, I’m surprised that they haven’t done an Abomination.  This hopefully will be a sign of things to come.  They have a Rhino figure – but I didn’t think it looked very good.  The color booklet that it comes with is as great as the Hulk one is – it’s gives all sorts of info and lets anyone who isn’t as informed about the Hulk lore in on some great tidbits.  For example – who out there remembers that The Leader has a brother?  No?  Well, well, well…

Close up of Leader

Close up of Leader

Sorry – Bear With Me…

So, my hard drive crashed.  In computer speak that means “Big Uh-Oh”  I will not be able to post anything for a little while – maybe next week or so – while I have to go and buy a NEW computer.  My friend was nice enough to let me borow his computer so I could post this…

See everyone real soon though!

Hulk Backpacks (2008)

Alright, settle in because I went a little backpack crazy…

First up is this one with a jumping Hulk.  There’s another version of this without the Hulk in glossy plastic – but I liked this one better.

hulkbackpack1

hulkbackpack1

This backpack also features a camouflage back round at the top and a Incredible Hulk logo at the top.  I’m usually not a huge fan of camouflage on anything – seems a little rednecky to me – but it fits with this.

Hulk Backpack #2

Hulk Backpack #2

 The next, featured above has a little more flash to it.  The Hulk is standing in a pose that says “Come Get me!” and has bits of rock flying everywhere.  The top pocket has the Hulk logo with a back round of scientific looking particles – maybe neutrons or something – (that’s the only word I remember from 8th grade science) and even comes wi- Protons!  I remember protons too!  Anyways, the backpack comes with a pencil carrying case that features the Hulk’s name.

If you look close you can see the Hulk's face in the upper right corner

If you look close you can see the Hulk's face in the upper right corner

Lastly I have my favorite Hulk backpack – the kind that would’ve probably gotten you beat up in school for having – but I like it… Here it is!:

Hulk Backpack #3

Hulk Backpack #3

Look at the size of that Hulk head!  Yes, the logo is now on the bottom and the proton/neutron thingies are back – as well as the pencil case – but what can you focus on other than that huge Hulk head!  It’s like you can gaze into his mouth and check for cavities!  Again, the Hulk is made of the shiny plastic (and it was almost impossible to get a good shot of with the flash shining off of it) but the Hulk has the angry badass look we’ve come to love and adore!

Close up of Hulk's Head!

Close up of Hulk's Head!

Let’s end this blog today with a shot of the pencil case that, for some reason, made the backpacks more expensive.  Without the pencil case – $10.00 – With the pencil case – $15.00.  Yikes!

The Blue Hulk Head is Back!

The Blue Hulk Head is Back!