Daily Archives: August 20, 2012

NEW Hulk Site – Jade Giant’s Collection!

A while ago I introduced a collection of Hulk statues and figures that belonged to a great guy  who goes by the handle Jade Giant (or JG if you really like him).  Now JG has started his own blog showcasing the amazing pieces in said collection!  He has all sorts of rare and custom pieces – not to mention his incredible Original Art gallery too!  So check out his site by clicking the image above – bookmark his page too!  You won’t be sorry!

Marvel Universe Hulk (2012)

2012 MU Green Hulk

Let me being this post with an apology – I know I have been neglecting this site as of late.  I can’t promise it won’t happen again – but as of right now I am back!  I will be posting figures all week this week – and catching up with reviews next week!  I am sorry for the delay but I sort of stretched myself thin with responsibilities this summer and am just getting back to normal right about now. So, if you are a follower of this site – you will be seeing a much more rigorous posting pace!  I have some fantastic stuff – new releases – to show off!  Let’s get started!

The new Hulks just released – I like the lighter color better

I have some good news regarding the new MU Hulk figure – it is a different paint scheme than the figure we get in the Hulk/Wolvie 2-pack (which I will be posting tomorrow).  Unfortunately, it IS the same exact figure that was released in the Wal-Mart Avengers 4 pack.  I was sort of let down – but the new MU card art is pretty spectacular – so my disappointment was short-lived.  I do like the sculpt better too – but let’s talk about the card for a minute.

I knew this figure looked a little TOO familiar

The biggest change is that the little SHIELD logo on the side of the bubble has been replaced with a comic cover.  In fact, instead of the bubble boasting about a figure stand (which is no longer included – but that’s fine as I found them silly anyways) it says that a “Collectible Comic Shot” is included.  So, they did away with the little “Secret Files” pack as well – which I sort of liked.  Since I have not picked up a second figure I don’t know if the comic shot is anything but a little piece of cardboard.  Also – the side package has little “cracks” on the bubble.  Little details like this make me smile.

Marvel is adding little details to the packaging

The reason I have not picked up an extra to open – and probably the only real thing that bothers me about this wave – is because Marvel has once again raised the prices on these figures.  They are $9.99 in some shops – but most have them priced at $11.00.  Most comic shops that carry figures are forced to raise them to $15 – which is outrageous!  They are quickly pricing themselves out of the range that I find myself willing to pay for these figures anymore.  Luckily, I don’t buy that many.  I do know quite a few completest’s that are really upset about the hike in cost!

Comparison with the first released Hulk

Overall – this Hulk figure is a better looking, more articulated with better paint apps than the first release Hulk.  It is quite similar to the MU WWH we have – but a slightly different head sculpt and purple pants makes this figure one to seek out!  Grade for the figure: A- Grade with Price factored in: D

This Hulk may be the best one yet!