The new Hulk sculpt has seen many, many releases already. The first to hit the shelves was Wal-Mart’s exclusive. People were speculating if the single carded figure was going to be different – but as I showed yesterday – it was not. Well, thankfully, Hasbro did not make that mistake twice. The Hulk in the new 2-pack is a lighter, and better, shade of green. That is fantastic since this is one of the better Hulk figures made.
The other very distinct difference is that they gave this repaint eyebrows. I think it makes the Hulk look even better – angrier. I think the changes are made to better match the Hulk in the comic provided – the often re-printed Incredible Hulk #181.
The Wolverine figure, as the other half in this 2-pack, is pretty much the same kitten whiskered, bright yellow Wolvie figure that was single packed in Wave 13. There are not any significant changes that I can see. That’s alright though – because, packaged, this figure makes way more sense! The single carded figure is fine – but since this is the ONLY time Wolverine had this costume – it only makes sense to have him packed with a character that will actually sell!
Let’s turn the tables here for a second – let’s stop with the love fest and talk about price point again. I know, I covered this yesterday – but these 2-packs went from $15 to $19 in one jump! $19? That’s a whole crap load of mu-lah to be handing over for two freakin’ 3 inch figures! Not to mention, when these first hit the shelves I think they were somewhere in the $12-$13 range! How in the hell did the leap to $20 happen so fast?
But listen, if you want to pay $20 for a couple of figures, no one’s going to stop you… well, no one stopped me. It’s just upsetting that Hasbro has increased the prices on these little guys so fast. I would usually buy a double to open – but at this point I don’t ever see that happening again!
That being said – the 2-pack is phenomenal! An absolute must have for Hulk fans! Pick it up now! If you don’t mind being financially raped… Grade: A+