I have an affinity for a certain color and sculpt of my Hulk items. Sometimes, just sometimes, a Hulk sculpt lends itself to both colors very well. I have the grey version of this bust – I love it so much I made it a personal quest to acquire the green version. Funny enough… the green isn’t as easy to come by. I found the grey and got it for a present and then set out to get this one. Every time I found one or one popped up on ebay it quickly climbed to a price that I wasn’t comfortable paying.
Then this auction came up. Funny enough it had a unique twist to it. It seems that the owner of this bust took it to get it signed by Herb Trimpe. Not the bust itself, mind you, just the box… Why would someone get just the box signed? Boxes are always nice to have, sure, but usually you put them away in your attic or your basement, but the point is… it’s not something you display… so… why? Here’s a shot:
So, yeah – Trimpe signed the box. That’s awesome. I guess. I could really care less because now the box is in my attic where no one sees it. The bust, however, is displayed right next to it’s grey partner. Notice the green version has the book turned upside-down. That’s because the green Hulk is actually stalking a girl across the room and trying to hide behind the book – but he’s not good with details. The girl is totally going to look over and see the him. She’s going to be like “Oh my God! Is that the f@*$in’ Hulk? I totally have a restraining order against him!” Hulk’s busted.
Actually, I love this bust. It’s so great – I am psyched to have both versions of this beautiful sculpture. Dynamic Forces hit it out of the park with this one. DF didn’t always have the best product (What? Abomination bust anyone? People have a real hate for that bust. I’m just saying…)