Marvel Legends Hulk & Valkyrie 2-Pack (2010)

ML Hulk and Valkyrie 2-Pack

Back of Package

THE POSITIVE: With the MU figures dominating the shelves nowadays it’s nice to see that Marvel hasn’t totally given up on their original ML line.  Nothing has beat the Legend figures – in terms of awesomeness!  The MU is on the way to surpassing the vastness of character selection – but the ML line is still the tops.  For these recent (I say recent – but it wasn’t that recent – these came out late last year) figures Marvel held an online vote where fans could pick which figures they would like to see released.  I can’t remember exactly – but I think the Red King was one of the figures up for the vote – which I would have loved!  Amazingly, Aquon was shafted once again… anyways, Valkyrie was the poll and I know quite a few collectors who were ecstatic that they could finally finish their Defenders displays.

Hulk Free at Last!

The head sculpt for the Hulk is brand new and pretty great, seems very inspired by McGuiness, which works well with the re-used body.  It works well with the Red Hulk figure if your posing them together (for the record – I think the Red Hulk should have had black pants).  This Hulk towers over the other ML Hulks and most of the other ML figures which is perfect since the Hulk is suppossed to be large and in charge. 

New Head Sculpt Really Works!

The original price point worked well for these figures – and by original I mean the $24.99 – not the $29.99 and then $34.99 that it was when it hit the shelves.  Thankfully to the readers of this blog I was able to snag one of these figures off the TRU site for $24.99.  Thank you to the readers!

Valkyrie

Close Up

THE NEGATIVE: Yes, this is the same body used for the BAF Red Hulk.  The body itself is fine – although it has two fists and I prefer one – only because it makes posing figures easier.  The paint application is a bit off… mostly because of the shading.  I liked the clean look of the Red Hulk figure – but with the Green Hulk figure here they felt the need to spray black into the folds between his muscles, on his fingers and hands, on his neck and the top of his feet.  I am really unsure why they – as it doesn’t look that good.

Red vs Hulk

Now, even though I love the size, as far as scale goes – and as far as I recall – since I don’t have the Saquatch figure I can’t compare – but Sasquatch is taller than the Hulk – and this figure is just as big – so the scale isn’t perfect – but what toy line is?  I don’t think we an hold that against them since we do have quite a few Hulk figures to choose from when displaying with other figures.

The Stare Down!

Conclusion: The 2-pack is a winner – absolutely!  It’s a must pick up!  Of course, looking on ebay, it seems that these 2-packs are selling for double the retail.  Makes me wish I still held on to my double.  And by double I mean double still in package – since I have one still in the package and then I have a loose pair.  Anyways, I hope you picked it up – how many of you out there were able to order it off of TRU before the price increase?  Grade: A

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9 responses to “Marvel Legends Hulk & Valkyrie 2-Pack (2010)

  1. Hate Hulk’s facial expression. Up close, it looks like a doofus Frankenstein’s monster. Not really menacing. Looks better from a distance. Red looks like grandpa super saiyan. Went the easy way out on the pants. Impressed with the Valkyrie most.

  2. I picked up mine on TRU.com for $24.99. A week later it jumped to $29.99, and then again to $34.99. Crazy price point!

    • Dude – you are right – I had to fix it in my post – but I checked my reciept and it was $24.99 ordered off TRU.com – and but when it hit the shelves it jumped $5 – and then $5 more! I am glad I snagged mine when I did!

  3. He looks cool, from a distance. One of the better Hulk figures. What’s he looking at? It’s like, “Huh? If you pick me up, I will smash.”

  4. TheStrongestOne

    Nice analysis Ratchet! I agree with you regarding Hulk’s paint scheme. I prefer Rulk’s clean look and wonder why they couldn’t just adopt the same.

  5. Unless I’m mistaken, I think the King of All Hulk figures–the Face-Off Hulk–is slightly taller than this one.

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