Daily Archives: November 17, 2009

Bowen Designs Retro Green Hulk (2009)

Retro Hulk!

Coming out of the box!

This is the new Hulk piece from Bowen designs… and I am a huge fan of Bowen – but this piece, and others I have seen, have a few paint flaws which is very disappointing.  The wash that they used is a bit sloppy and darker than the regular paint – so it’s pretty noticeable.  Still awaiting a response from Randy addressing this situation – I’ll keep you posted.   Alright, with that out of the way let’s get on with the good stuff!  Overall – you can’t deny how amazing this new Hulk looks!  Bowen is releasing 4 new Hulk statues – there is this one and the retro grey – also the upcoming Planet Hulk and Maestro.  Yup, that’s it – just 4 new Hulk statues.  No other Hulk statues being released from Bowen in this phase 🙂

I love the sculpt! It's like looking at perfection!

Side View

The other side!

Alright, now this Hulk has a fantastic new sculpt – and you all know how much I love my Smackdown Hulk – but this captures the early art of the Hulk really well.  This serves well as a museum sculpt – and it’s freakin’ HUGE!  It tops out at a whopping 17 inches – this guy actually just stands over the Smackdown Hulk’s arms!  A few things of course… He’s so big that matching him against the Abomination doesn’t work out to well because it looks like he’s staring right over him. 

Abomination is in trouble!

Back off Buddy!

A Match up for the ages!

This is the Hulk to pick up if you want to set-up team displays – because he towers over pretty much every Bowen ever made!  I wish I had a place to put him right now – but with all of the construction going on I basically took him out for pictures and then packed him away again.  It’s the saddest feeling in the world… but I should only look forward to setting the room back up when everything is done.

The "dirty" Look on the Hulk's feet is classic!

Bowen's signature on the Hulk's foot - SWEET!

The Man... The Monster

So, let me know if you picked this guy up – how your paint job looks – how you set him up… EVERYTHING!  I know some of you out there looking for the perfect Hulk statue are going to ask – which one should you pick up?  I, still, say the Smackdown is the best there is – but this piece is right at the tops.  I can’t wait for Planet Hulk – which is scheduled to be out next!  Can’t freakin’ wait for that one!

Smackdown and Retro Hulk

The Face Off! Who's taking bets?