Daily Archives: October 20, 2008

Interesting…

Hulk through the looking glass...

Hulk through the looking glass...

I told you I had a great weekend… and I was stunned when I walked into Dartmouth’s Wal-mart and saw The Incredible Hulk wave 3 figures!  But even more curious?  The Hulk I ordered from Hasbro.com was packed opposite then the ones I found in the store. 

I have no idea why – and thankgoodness this isn’t the late 90’s when they would consider this a variant.  Seriously, this would be considered a variant.  It would say something like “Right packed boulder Hulk” and “Left packed boulder Hulk”.  They would both be going for like $100 until people realized there was no difference in the packages and they would plummet to $5 overnight.  Don’t believe me?  Well, who remembers – I’m sure there is some of you – who remembers the Power of the Force .01/.02 variants?  The figure, card, everything was the same – except on the back of the card, near the UPC label, there was a sequence of numbers that ended with either a .01 or a .02 – and people made a huge deal out of it.  Why?  Because they had too much time on their hands and took action figures a little too serioulsy…

Marvel Legends Classic Hulk (2008)

Marvel Legends Classic Hulk

Marvel Legends Classic Hulk

Busy weekend.  Really busy weekend.  That’s good and bad – but mostly good.  Mostly because when I’m busy I have the chance to scour stores for different Hulk exclusives.  Or even better a rare Hulk variant that I thought I’d have to buy off ebay.  Nope.  Found it at Target.  In fact, I found TWO!  I couldn’t believe my good luck!  One of these great Hulks are on ebay right now.  Here’s the link, if you’re interested:

The Auction

If you want this figure – bid soon because the auction ends soon.  If you email me letting me know you saw the auction on my site – I’ll give you half off shipping.  Cause I’m nice like that 🙂

Close Up of Classis Hulk - Look at that perfect shade of green!

Close Up of Classis Hulk - Look at that perfect shade of green!

So, on to the figure… I hate to say it – because I have no idea how easy this figure will be to obtain – Who knows if Marvel will flood the market with these – but this is easily one of the best Hulk figures I’ve ever seen.  I mean, the original grey figure was really good, but the green figure makes this one of the best!  A top notch paint job with the outstanding sculpt makes this figure a true must have.  Whoever decided to make this an actual variant was brilliant because it’s thick, heavy and classic Hulk!

Back of Package

Back of Package

The back of the package even shows the Green Variant on the back as the figure to get.  They even printed up an entirely new card.  Man, they thought of everything to make this figure as great as possible!  They seem to pack 2 of these guys in a case – but who knows how many more cases will be coming out – it replaces the Savage Grey Hulk that is longer in the line-up.