Daily Archives: June 3, 2009

Kotobukiya Hulk Movie Statue (2008)

Koto Hulk Statue

Koto Hulk Statue

I look like this with my shirt off... holding a Hummer.

I look like this with my shirt off... holding a Hummer.

This statue was doomed from the beginning – starting with the fact that they chose to make half the statue a freakin’ hummer rather than a bigger Hulk.  They also made this statue with a change-o-head feature that was disastrous from the very start.  I mean, really, how are you supposed to hide the seam on a neck when the character doesn’t even wear a shirt?  And the pose?  How uncomfortable must he be holding that pose?  His head is tilted, knees bent, holding a hummer… this looks just plain bad.

Are Hulk's gums bleeding?

Are Hulk's gums bleeding?

Base - shot 1

Base - shot 1

Base - shot 2 - didn't get any better, did it?

Base - shot 2 - didn't get any better, did it?

Did Hulk have an accident?

Did Hulk have an accident?

Let’s get to the base of this statue, shall we?  Here we have the opportunity to make a decent street base – but instead it looks fake – it doesn’t even look like an actual road!  The paint job is strange to say the least.  There seems to be a “dirty” wash over his entire body.   And don’t even get me started about the skin texture!  Can someone introduce this guy to a pumice stone?  So, here I am complaining about this statue yet I have it in my collection… why, why you ask?  Well, it’s actually a simple story.

You can see the seam - can't you?  I know I can

You can see the seam - can't you? I know I can

See, my LCS is a decent place to get some products – but without even asking they purchase Hulk items thinking I will just buy them.  I am a maniac when it comes to the green Goliath – but I also have taste – which means that I refused to purchase this statue for full retail.  Full retail, by the way, is $175.  Crazy, right?  It’s scale compared to other statues alone makes it undesirable – let alone paying $200 for it.  But okay – when it was released and I was pressed to come up with a reasonable price that I would pay for it I said $50.  I thought I was being generous with that amount.  Well, this past week I went to my LCS and saw this guy in the clearance case with a big sign that said 65% off.  Some quick calculations and I figured out that the statue would run about $60 – not far off my buying price – so I took the plunge.

Side view

Side view

Back

Back

Funny enough I was close to buying the Koto Hulk movie bust at another store until the guy there told me the price – keep in mind it generally goes for $30 on ebay – yeah, well, this guy was asking $80.  Without even thinking I laughed out loud when he told me the price – then I felt a little embarrassed… for him – and left store.

Koto Hulk vs SS LSB

Koto Hulk vs SS LSB

Koto Hulk vs. SS Green Scar

Koto Hulk vs. SS Green Scar

Let’s leave this post with a positive note.  I’m glad I picked this piece up because I have something from the 2008 movie that I will display with my high end collectibles.  Also – the scale isn’t far off of SS latest Hulk dio – but let’s remember, that comes with another whole figure.  That’s about it.

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