Best and Worst of 2008 – Part 2

Let’s take a look at some of the figures we got this year…

Best:

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Let’s get this out of the way right here and now.  King Hulk figure – probably one of the best Hulk figures ever made.  Ever!  Sure WWH might have been a let down in a few ways – but this figure rocked!  Not only is the sculpt class A but let’s not look past the accesories.  King Hulk comes with this huge battle ax and a huge sword ready to beat down any of your Iron Man or Reed Richards figures!

Best Companion:

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Who doesn’t want to recreate your favorite comic covers with the awesome figures?  Marvel seems to be getting a bit smarter with this idea releasing a Silver Savage figure in the Target exclusive Red Hulk BAF line.  Silver Savage was one of the best unexpected moments of Planet Hulk and one that was so memorable that Sideshow decided to create a full diorama of it.  If you can’t afford the dio – no problem buy this and a Planet Hulk figure off ebay and you will be able to have you own diorama without spending the $300!  Sounds like a win-win to me! 

Worst:

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Poor Doc Samson, how he has fallen since issue 141.  Back then he was the guy who could take on the Hulk and get the girl in the end – now?  Who even knows – as is evident in Hulk #6 where long-haired Samson returned (unexplained), so who was that short haired GQ model who began the series?  Well, all we know is that we were given this crappy figure whose hair is in the way of the figure’s neck articulation.  Boo.

Best:

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The Savage Grey and it’s variant the Classic Hulk has one of the best sculpts on the entire ML line.  Missing closed fists aside one of the amazing thing about this figure is that it does capture the look of the original Hulk in either color!  While the green variant still doesn’t command such an awesome price tag (I sold one for $51.00 – but since then you can find them for about $20.00) you still can’t deny the awesome look of this figure!

Worst:

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I spent all that time waiting for the Hulk 12″ – and this is what we got!?!  A cheap, lazy eyed Hulk that screams and has light up eyes?  My original post told you guys to forget this figure – that’s still my advice now.  Don’t bother with a figure thats scream gets annoting in the first minute that you hear it.

Best:

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The best SHS 2-pack we got this year was a harder choice than you’d think.  Planet Hulk vs. Silver Savage was great – but ultimately with those two getting statues and full size figures these guys have been played out.  Another great one was the King Hulk/Black Bolt 2-pack – I mean, can you think of a more classic scene in WWH?  I didn’t think so.  So, what was the best 2-pack?  I have to go with Zzzax and Hulk.  Why?  Because we don’t get a lot of chances to see a Zzzax figure – especially a translucent one!

Worst:

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Worst SHS 2-pack wasn’t as hard to pick.  There were a couple of canidates such as the Samson/Hulk or the Movie Abomination/Hulk 2-pack.  How about the one with Skaar in it?  No… I went with the Wolverine/Grey Hulk 2-pack.  Why?  Well, let’s start with the horrible paint job that most of this series had – and let’s end with the fact that they chose to repaint the movie Hulk that’s holding a steel beam.  Did I miss something?  When did the Hulk use a big steel beam to fight the Wolverine?  All around lazy 2-pack.

Best Movie Figure:

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The third wave of these figures had some real potential – and then we saw the paint job on the Grey Hulk.  Ugh.  But it wasn’t all a waste – we got the best figure in the whole series – Bi-Beast.  Yes, it could be bigger.  Yeas, it has the video game armor – but it’s the freakin’ Bi-Beast!  Thank you to Hasbro for making it!  And it’s a really decent sculpt and everything!

Worst Movie Figure:

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I could easily say Abomination – but the figure looked a lot like the movie character – so you can’t blame them for that.  The Grey Hulk figure was a mess, sure, but it was the Grey Hulk!  No, the worst figure goes to a Hulk figure and that is the Mega-Clap Hulk.  Why?  Because once out of the package it was such a dissapointment.  I like action in my figures – but this figure, if not mega clapping, has his hands stuck out to the side like he’s trying to fly away or something!

Let me know what you think – Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

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5 responses to “Best and Worst of 2008 – Part 2

  1. Great picks for best and worst! Although I must say I do like my smash n’ scream Hulk. He wasn’t too expensive for how big he is and at the very least it’s something a little different (from say, the Walmart roto hulk).
    Now can the End Hulk can an honorable mention??

    Keep up the great work in the new year!

  2. The End Hulk was certainly a great surprise – but the lack of real hair – and the damage on it kept it from getting the top spot. It does deserve an honorable mention though…

  3. ML Classic Hulk was my favorite, with King Hulk and End Hulk being 1a and 1b … great stuff this year.

  4. I have to disagree with you about the movie Abomination figure being one of the worst. I LOVE it. My only complaint is it could have been painted better. The articulation is great and it feels good in my hands. I’ll give you Mega Clap Hulk though. I was so disappointed when I got that home. I don’t even know where it is right now.

    And if I’d known those green Legends Hulks were going for that much, I’d have picked up a couple for $15 when I saw them at Wal-Mart.

  5. Wow – I didn’t even see the Hulk Legends figures at Wal-Mart. I figured they weren’t selling them. And, please don’t get me wrong about the Abomination figure – the only reason I hate it is because it doesn’t look like the Abomination I know – not the one I grew up with. They changed it so drastically that the appearance itself was a let down. But the figure looked really close to the movie character so it didn’t land on the worst list.

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