This is a Toys R Us exclusive – last time I checked they weren’t even on the site yet – and all of the figures are actually variants of existing figures. I saw this for the first time on ebay two weeks ago and have been trying to seek one out for myself since – last week… nothing – THIS WEEK – Different story!
So, like I mentioned, these are re-paints of existing figures – and the Hulk is the Buscema-ish Hulk we were given in the Secret Wars 2-pack a while back. But I am loving the re-paint! Instead of the neon green this time the Hulk is a darker, forest green – the pants are no longer neon as well – they are a deeper violet. The re-paint is all sorts of fantastic – and I was in love with the first variation when it was released!
The other side:
Now for the not so good… these figures are pretty pricey. $19.99 per figure. If you only want a Hulk then you’re pretty safe – but to collect them all is going to leave quite the dent in your wallet. Right now I have seen Cap, Thor, Iron Man and Hulk – but there are supposed to be more. The back of the package shows Black Widow, Hawkeye and more…
Also, the base lights up – a slight blue-ish hue when the button is pressed – and each piece connects to make a circle of Avengers. I am inclined to just get the Hulk – of course the set that was just on ebay went for big bucks – so maybe they will be a good investment.
Either way, here is the Hulk – giving it a grade I think the figure itself is tops – A, the packaging is pretty dang sweet, the window box makes it easy and ready to display - B, but the one thing that hurts this new Hulk is the price. Especially since these are repaints, there is no way to truly justify the $20 asking price. Basically they are saying the base is worth $12. Grade for pricing – F. Overall B