Daily Archives: November 11, 2008

Comically Speaking’s Grey Bruiser!

Custom made Gry Hulk Statue

Custom made Gry Hulk Statue

I think the statue is far better than any of these pictures show!  This is not in my collection – the owner did not want to sell it, but I still had to show it!  I emailed the owner about the details – he hasn’t gotten back to me though so I will tell you what I know…

Back of the Statue

Back of the Statue

This sucker is one of a kind, weighs about 50 pounds and is a whopping 16/17 inches!  Grey Hulk here was commisioned from a sculptor who had to work with an image about 3 inches big.  Is he wearing riding gloves?  Only real tough guys wear those!  They completely clash with the Daisy Dukes he’s wearing though… The proportions may be off a bit – the skinny waist, the legs are too short, not muscular enough – but to me I think it adds to the uniqueness of the piece. 

Profile - Back off Bubba!

Profile - Back off Bubba!

The Hulk always has been handled differently by artists.  I think the whole statue works – the boots, the gloves, the excess of the pants collected around his ankles – all of it gives this statue a great presence.  The details in the statue are great – from the bulding veins to the ripped shirt.  It reminds me a lot of the cover to The Incredible Hulk #23 (volume 3):

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But thank goodness he didn’t include the little pups.  And – maybe it’s just me – but you got to make the pant legs longer!  Hulk would never wear shorts that show off his cheeks…  I would’ve also liked to see a base.  I’m big on statues having a base.  I would’ve liked to see maybe a street rubble base.  Grey Hulk statues always need to have a different feel to them than a green Hulk does.  This Hulk definitely screams Grey Hulk.  Screams Fixit!  Thanks to the owner of Comically Speaking for allowing me to show you this unique and amazing Hulk piece!

Close Up of Grey Hulk.

Close Up of Grey Hulk.

We need to be smarter than this…

The pic above is the promotional pictures for the Marvel Masterworks Series.  It looks WAY better than the actual piece does.  Now listen, this crafty seller has a way with words – that much is true – but he’s also what we call “a scammer.”  Describing the plastic toy as “resin” that’s just deceitful.  Yes, resin is plastic – technically – but resin implies something else all together.  Ready for the worst part?  Yes, he sold this one for $41.00 (click on the image) – but the first time he pulled this – calling it a “statue” – he sold it for $195.00.  Seriously…  We need to be smarter than that.  If you haven’t heard of a certian piece – then ask about it!  Don’t just bid and be sorry later!

The many Hulks of Sean Anderson!

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I’ve been in contact with a few Hulk collectors out there.  Sean is from Austrailia and he has quite the Hulk collection himself!  It’s harder to do overseas because the toys don’t make it over as readily as they do here in the states – which is funny to me because they’re made overseas…  The pics are bigger than I normally post – but it’s hard to contain all this awesome-ness!

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Sean likes to take a lot of his figures and make customs – as you can see.  He has plenty to drool over.  Take a look at his Red Hulk figure:

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Or there 2 King Hulk customs:

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Maybe Sean can shed some light on this Hulk right here – it looks to be made of plastic – hollow, but really cool! What about it Sean? What is this Hulk all about?

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This little dio looks to be influenced by Byrne’s Hulk run… am I right here?

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The Ultimates Wolvie vs. Hulk has had a few great moments in it’s small incomplete run – but the most famous moment? Hulk ripping Wolverine in 2! And Sean masterfully recreated that scene here:

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I am a huge fan of the cloth pants on figures – just like the old Mego Hulks – or like sean did – made a modern Hulk version. Check it out!

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I like the green version he did of the Ulitmates Hulk. As much as I like the grey Hulk – this figure I almost have to admit looks better in green!

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I wish I could show you all of the pictures he has – all of the customs up close – like the Dale Keown Hulk – guns and bunny slippers and all! But I will leave you with a group shot! Man, seeing all of this together makes you just feel all warm inside! Doesn’t it? Leave comments below telling Sean how much you enjoyed viewing his unique and literally “incredible” collection!

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Oh Come On! Seriously?!?

This is a pretty funny ebay auction for a transforming grey Hulk green Hulk.  He’s kidding, right?  If anyone buys this then I hope it comes with a free tack hammer to which the seller should whap him or herself in the head till they see pretty colors…