This was worth the wait – seriously – I can’t express just how excited I was not only to find this figure but also on just how well the figure is done. I will address the two slight issues that people seem to have in a bit – but first let me just gush over this great release just a little longer. When the original Avengers was released we were served with a 3″3/4 figure that wasn’t high on detail and had tan pants… which, granted, was obviously movie accurate but still didn’t sit right with most pure Hulk fans.
The pants still aren’t the “classic” purple but they are, again, accurate. This time, they are darker and look better and I am sort of intrigued on what they are all about. When first seeing the new Hulk it struck me as being reminiscent of the Marvel Select Avengers Hulk – which was a breath of fresh air after the “3/34 figure – it is a great figure and to have the new Hulk remind me of that – well, I was ecstatic. The snarling and ape-ish face feels authentic to the power that the Hulk displays in the movies.
This figure hits a 10 on almost every scale that people rate action figures on. The articulation, the paint job, the sculpt and the pose-ability are all top notch. The issues I’ve heard from people is that the chest doesn’t match the arms completely. The paint color isn’t off by much if at all so it’s barely noticeable. The other slight complaint I’ve heard is that the ball joints in the hips give him a bow-legged look. This, again, is barely noticeable and the ball joints really give the figure versatility that you just don’t get otherwise!
Not to mention – at the time of purchase – Target was offering a Buy one Get one 50% off for all Marvel figures. So, that was a major plus!
Grade on this figure: A