Daily Archives: October 10, 2008

Marvel Select The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Marvel Select Incredible Hulk

Marvel Select Incredible Hulk

I wasn’t going to post this yet – but someone asked about it so here it is!  I already posted a bunch of action figures this week but what the hell, right?  There’s no order to this blog!  I’ll just throw whatever the hell I want up here!  I have an activity book that I should have posted weeks ago!  But screw it!  It keeps getting pushed back to the end of the line like the skinny, uncoordinated kid in gym class.  I reported on this figure almost a whole year ago.  It finally has come out.  It is absolutely HUGE!  And heavy to boot!  bigbadtoystore.com has an exclusive Red Hulk variant.  I pre-ordered both the regular version and the variant and am awaiting their arrival – but I saw it at my LCS and couldn’t help myself.  When I get the figures in the mail I will bust this one out of it’s package and report on how great the figure’s articulation is but for now we can just admire how pretty it is.  Or not is.  The figure obviously is based on the sculpt of the Hulk Maquette but there are some minor differences as well – first and foremost being the face.

Marvel Select Hulk Close Up

Marvel Select Hulk Close Up

The face is flat and not as unique as the maquette’s.  It is still in the style, the clenched teeth, the angry expression, but where the maquette had more gums showing and more pronounced brow this face shows the eyes a bit more.  It’s not better or worse – just very slightly different.  Each hand is a fist (I always prefer having one hand open so that you can post the figure better)  The price point hasn’t changed on these – $19.99 in the stores – but you can also find some better deals on the Internet so I would suggest hunting around.  It’s still a definite pick-up though.  Tune in next week when I will feature some of the new Mini-mates released, a Hulk halloween bucket, any of the toys that ToyJesus gives me the heads-up about that I can track down – a Hulk paper weight, and maybe even that damn Activity book…