Hulk Classics Absorbing Man + Variant (2003)


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Another quick look at the bounty that had befallen me this past weekend – Mike made me aware that there were actually two versions of the Absorbing Man figure from the Hulk Classics line.  I wasn’t aware of this before – the US version had a bulky Hulk arm while the European version her a skinny Hulk arm.  Both versions are pretty similar – except for the Hulk arm and the top of the package where the peg holder is.  The L shaped US version is drastically different from the oval with a bubble style that the European version has – but either way it seems the US version is a little rare and a little more sought after.

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It makes more sense, to me, that the Hulk arm would be bulky rather than skinny so in essence it makes total sense that the large arm variant is more coveted.  Of all the Absorbing Man figures released this one doesn’t have the bulk that the ’96 version has – but I do prefer this one to the Marvel Legends version.  He sort of has a Vulture vibe to him but I think that works in his favor.  It’s truly a fantastic and creepy looking figure.  If you haven’t been able to track one down yet even having an open version of this guy is worth it!  I love these figures – and still think this Hulk line tops any other.

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