Right after the new “merged” Hulk was debuted PD did a great Samson solo story about the Doc who discovers the woman he gave testimony against and is sent to the electric chair might have been, well, innocent. I love this issue – but the best part is the warning on the front of the cover informing you that Hulk is not in this story. Of course – if my psychiatrist wore a shirt with a huge yellow lightning bolt on it… I might have to reschedule my visits… indefinitely…
Stretch Hulk 2003
Let’s talk about old stretchy here – you are all well aware of the Mego Stretch and Deny Fisher Stretches from the 70’s – but some noodnick has made up an entirely ridiculous price frame for those – so until they come down in price I will settle for this bad boy from the 2003 movie. Who doesn’t love a toy that you can stretch their arms out? But while the older version of stretch toys were filled with a corn syrup type mixture these new stretches are filled with what feels like tiny, plastic balls.
Hulk's angry look
And take a look at the mug on this bastard! I mean bastard in a good way, by the way, like George Costanza meant it. And here’s the best part – I was able to get this guy in a lot of figures – so divided equally – I probably paid about $4. The shirt has one button that snaps together and can break open – and I think he makes noise – this figure doesn’t at the moment because I think the battery is dead – but there’s a little button on his right thigh that I can only imagine is there to make the noise…
The Mysterious Hulk Thigh Button
I will say that some of the 2003 aren’t my favorite – but this figure is the exception because it’s really well done. The top half, in all it’s squishy glory, is in complete contrast to it’s hard, plastic bottom – but it does make it easier to stand and display.
Hulk need new shirt... yup, he does!