I think of all the statue companies out there now no other company had been more inconsistent than Kotobukiya. If you’re confused as to if that is a compliment or not – I can tell you I am confused as well. Each release has a lot of promise – from the Ed McGuinness inspired Fall of the Hulks statue what is spot on to the art it was inspired by – but fell short when the paint application failed to coat the ripped shirt around his waist with a solid white color. The Classic Hulk – an AMAZING sculpt was again plagued with paint issues – so much so that I didn’t even bother picking one up. This release was an interesting, new, and beautifully handled statue.
First off, the statue is more of a fully painted kit which you end up putting together. The head and arms come completely off – you attach it yourself – to a couple of small magnetic bases. Of course, it being Koto, there is plenty of tid-bits to pick on. The seams on the arms are pretty obvious and terrible. The seam on the neck is not as bad – but it’s there. The real issue I have, and I’m not sure how apparent it is when you see the pic, but the knee joint looks square and terrible. It doesn’t take away from the piece when you see it as a whole though.
The head sculpt is fantastic and beautiful – reminds me a lot of the Keown Hulk that has graced the variant covers as of late. The unique part of this piece is that it is a single unit of a six piece “diorama”. The other characters, that are sold separately (which I did not purchase), are Black Widow, Iron Man, Thor, Cap and Hawkeye. Anyone who has bothered to purchase the whole set should send me some picks and a review of what you think – I will post it here. All I can tell you is that if you want an inexpensive, great looking Hulk piece you can’t go wrong with this one! Grade: B-