I could be wrong here – but I think it came out in 2003. Anyways, It’s Friday and I’m all excited because I waited ’till the end of the week to show you this masterpiece (let you guys digest this awesomeness over the weekend). Based on Alex Ross’ artwork (who I’ve heard is a tool – but man, what a talented tool!) sculpted by the very talented Mike Hill it is the only Hulk life size collectible – that is until the life-size props came out – but still, this massive piece commands attention and has landed a coveted spot in my Hulk room.
The base of this guy has a small name plate on the front, I guess that’s my only real complaint here, not a fan of name plates at all. I know a guy who has a repaint of the bust. He didn’t like the color of the original. The color doesn’t really bother me. Sure, it could have been a different shade – more based off the comics kind of coloring – but this almost pleases the Grey and Green Hulk fans. At the same time!
They made 1,962 of these green goliaths – commemorating the year he was created (finally, someone got it right!) and this is #458. I ask though, looking at the Sideshow LSB and this – why do the sculpters continually sculpt the Hulk’s face with gritting teeth? A much better facial expression of anger is the screaming Hulk. If screaming isn’t really an option then how about a miffed smirk? Why not? Why does he always have to bear his teeth like he’s trying out for the next Crest commercial?
As you can tell the only other Hulk piece that beats this massive guy is the Sideshow Hulk PF. But even he gets a run for his money! Hope everyone enjoys their weekend – I will return on Monday. Next week I will show one of my favorite Hulk movie merchandise pieces ever!