Daily Archives: September 25, 2009

A Week of Iron Man – Iron Man #304 & #305

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The original reveal

The original reveal

It’s hard to believe that Hulkbuster Armor wasn’t always a part of Iron Man’s artillery – but here was the debut!  The first time Stark pulled out the stops and created a suit of armor specifically to take on the Hulk!  Not that it worked per say – sure there were a whole new slew of tricks up his sleeve – but ultimately, the armor was unsuccessful in stopping him.

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At the end of WWH stark had a new Hulkbuster Armor – but it was still crap compared to the damage the Hulk can inflict.  Stark really needs to admit that he has no idea how to beat the Hulk.

You know when the Hulk shows up - mad at you - you're in trouble

You know when the Hulk shows up - mad at you - you're in trouble

Full Hulkbuster Shot

Full Hulkbuster Shot

Universal Hulk Figures (2003)

A Little Lost Hulk Figure

A Little Lost Hulk Figure

I can’t tell you much about these figures.  I have been searching all over but haven’t come up with much.  So here’s what I do know… I won a lot of about 30 figures in an ebay auction.  I scored a few gems – but most of the lot was beat up and pretty destroyed.  While looking through the figures I came across these two Hulk figures I haven’t seen before.  I immediately went to my go to Hulk-atics on this – you might know them, (they host these sites here and here) but the unfortunately these guys couldn’t shed any more light on these figures.  That’s when I knew my searches were fruitless – if my Hulk peeps didn’t have any info – then no one would.

It's almost like they are "John Doe" Hulks...

It's almost like they are "John Doe" Hulks...

So, these two figures feel like soft, cheap rubber.  They are light, hollow with extremely limited articulation (only the head and arms move), but I must say I kind of like the paint application.  The figures look somewhat like the 2003 movie figures – just a crappier version of them.  My best guess is that these figures were exclusive to the Universal Studios Theme Park – they were released during the 2003 movie and last but not least – they were probably WAY over priced when they were released.  If anyone knows anything else about these figures please feel free to leave a comment below or just email me the info!

They do look a bit "special needs" don't they?

They do look a bit "special needs" don't they?