Daily Archives: August 14, 2009

Hulk Bust (2003)

DF Hulk Bust

DF Hulk Bust

I really was not going to get this bust – I thought they were asking way too much for a sub-par rendition of the Hulk.  There is a variant of this bust that was a Towers Records Exclusive – it featured the Hulk in mid transformation and there are just two words to describe it – UG and LEE.  As with most Hulk pieces I always think of a price that I would pay for an item – and full retail was $50 – it might have been more – but I certainly wasn’t going to pay that.  Here’s the thing –  it’s not the worst bust I’ve seen – it’s just no where near the nicest.

Side View

Side View

So where does this bust go wrong?  Well, let’s begin with the biggest issue, my biggest bone of contention…  The name on the front.  I hate busts with name plates.  If you need a name plate with your bust then you shouldn’t have the bust – just my opinion… but even worse – this name blends into the base so badly that it makes no sense to even have there.

The name plate... what a waste

The name plate... what a waste

Next is the amount – the production run.  There is no way this will ever be worth anything in the future with a high production run like this one has – how many did they make you ask?  Only… 7,500.  Yes, SEVEN THOUSAND and five hundred of these silly little things out there. 

Kind of reminds me of Buscema's Hulk...

Kind of reminds me of Buscema's Hulk...

It’s too bad too – because the face sculpt isn’t half-bad!  Ultimately, Hulksters, I would say if you can get a great deal on one of these, like I did, then go for it – but otherwise… leave it on the shelf.

# 2448 out of 7,500

# 2448 out of 7,500

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