So, it is here! Now I promised a few folks I was going to post the new Target exclusive Hulk figure – but I don’t know where my head was – I forgot what day it is! There is plenty to go through here so let’s begin with the regular one-disc version. It has the cover art that we are used to seeing by now – a great shot of the Hulk – and has deleted scenes (with one where Leonard Samson clearly introduces himself and another that I really enjoyed involving delivering pizza) and commentary. There is also a 3 disc version available:
This has a digital copy of the film and another disc that features the Alternate Opening where Captain America appears (I hope you have a clear screen and be sure you make good use of the pause button) and load of other extras. This has a slip cover over the DVD case that is embrossed to make the Hulk vs. Abomination pic seem a little more 3-D. I love the cover to this DVD more than the one-disc version – and the Blu-Ray is the same as the 3-disc with a special enhanced 3-D cover. (This is the only version that I don’t own… yet, mainly because I don’t have a Blu-Ray player) Now on to the Exclusives.
I didn’t pick up all the exclusives due to the fact that you have to keep buying the movie to get them – but I know Best Buy had a litograph – I didn’t see them at my Best Buy and had to make some tough choices so I chose not to get it – and Circuit City had an exclusive disc that had games and such… the clerk really had no idea what the disc did so I don’t have much information myself, but again I didn’t pick that up. What I did get was the WalMart exclusive that is a digital comic (I haven’t had a chance to look at this yet) and also Blockbuster has a nice exclusive:
The framed covers are limited to 26,000 each. The top frame is # 24,270 and the bottom is #24,271. Seems like a big number but it’s nice to know just how many are out there. The covers chosen are the classic Incredible Hulk #102 – the premier issue which is much better than the played out Incredible Hulk #1 cover. There are some better covers but #102 is one of the more sought after Hulk issues so… I understand. The other cover is more appropriate for the movie – the first cover to feature the Abomination – Tales to Astonish #91.
The best exclusive by far is the Target 3-disc DVD case featuring the Hulk playing peek-a-boo with you and a brick wall. It has all the discs that the other stores are selling but in a very unique case that opens in the back. The brick wall opens and exposes the raging Hulk behind it. I’m a huge fan of this exclusive – and if you haven’t bought it yet then I suggest getting this one!
I think Target is spot on with the exclusive packages they keep putting out there. They will keep getting my business as long as they put out Iron Man face cases and transforming Transformer cases. Pretty sweet.