Daily Archives: October 30, 2008

Well, well, well… buy these – or a house

It looks like the biggest collection of Stretches is up for sale.  Not sure why – but I will love to see how much this actually goes for.  The auction keeps stating how RARE each item is and also let’s you know how much he’s been offered for a few of these.  Keep in mind – none of the Hulk stretches that I posted sold for what they are “estimated” to be worth.  ONE sold for a ridiculous amount – but the others got no where NEAR the amount they said they would.  I say estimated because the “worth” of these items are made up.  They’re actually worth what people will pay for them – so he says “I was offered $10,000 for a stretch Hulk” – well, one nut willing to blow $10,000 on a toy doesn’t mean there are others this crazy…

Attakus Hulk Bust (1997)

Attakus Hulk Bust

Attakus Hulk Bust

I hesitated about getting this Hulk bust.  I stopped myself plenty of times because the pictures just didn’t look pleasing.  Then a great deal came up on ebay so I went for it – and then when I got it in the mail I was pleasantly surprised.  It looks to me to be based on the art of Gary Frank and it’s heavy – real heavy!  But, it’s not like there aren’t plenty of these to go around – there are 8,888.  This one is # 988. 

A run of 8,888 might be a little... big

A run of 8,888 might be a little... big

The other obstacle, other than trying to find a good price on these – a price that you feel like paying – and my price wasn’t very high… is that these were only released over seas – made in France.  Attakus also has a statue made from the design on the 2003 Movie Hulk – but that runs really high for a statue that I think looks rather unimpressive.

Profile - man, he has some little ears!

Profile - man, he has some little ears!

I will say it again, I actually like the look of this bust – once I got it I was happy to have it – as far as where it rates among the busts I own – it is not the least favorite!  It’s actually better than the WWH busts from earlier this year.  The only thing I have to say that may be an unfair bias is that I am not a huge fan of Gary Frank’s version of the Hulk.  Sure, it looked really good – but too good in my opinion.  Hulk isn’t supposed to look like he’s a GQ cover.

Hey you guuuuuuuuuyyyyys!

Hey you guuuuuuuuuyyyyys!