Granted, there are things that I should probably posting before this – but I cannot keep this amazing statue under wraps! For years Bowen Designs has been the top producer of comic memorabilia and one of the reasons, I think, is because Bowen produces pieces that look like they have jumped right off the comic page.
The first Hulk, done by the Shiflett’s, is great is in own right, an amazing representation of a classic looking Hulk, but the new one is better! The second Hulk, the Smackdown Hulk as it is affectionately called, is pretty much the top of the heap, for me, it’s the Hulk that I grew up with with all the rage displayed in a perfect “Hulk smash!” pose, but the new one is better! When Bowen released the army of Hulks I was skeptical about picking up them all – but finally did because of how well they came out! Every Hulk was unique and excellent in quality – the standouts being Maestro, Planet Hulk and my personal favorite, the Grey Hulk. But the new one is better!
How can this new one be so great? It’s easy… All those other Hulks, as amazing as each of them are, when displayed with other statues it never had the presence that this Hulk does. He’s truly massive monster! The Incredible Hulk Variant Statue (Bowen Designs, 2013, $280) is truly Bowen at his best. Granted – the body is a digital sculpt – but Bowen made use of the unused “screaming” head he had for the Retro Hulk pieces and put it with this fantastic classic looking Hulk body. The result is a statue so large (by Bowen standards) that we now finally have a Hulk that is worth displaying with the other characters and he dwarfs them all! Well, except the obvious one… Wendigo. But Hulk is not supposed to be taller than that monster!
And this is why Bowen is truly the best statue producer out there – all these details do not go unnoticed! Sure, there may have been some blunders along the way – but when it comes to the Hulk and Hulk related characters – I cannot think of one, ONE, mind you, character that has been a disappointment. I have even forgiven him for jumping on the bandwagon and creating a Red Hulk statue. That says a lot! Grade for this bad boy: A+ Worth the pick up!