Daily Archives: January 5, 2016

Exclusive Hulk Pop Figures (2015)

Last year Funko released Pop figures related to the Avengers: AoU.  Of course, why not make it as difficult as possible for people to purchase them all by having exclusives in different stores!  The Hulk has two separate variants – one I love, the other is still cool but is more gimmicky than anything else.  I will talk about the gimmicky bastard first:

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Barnes and Noble Exlcusive Glow-in-the-Dark Hulk Avengers: AoU Pop Figure.  Wow- that’s a mouthful!  I had the hardest time locating this little guy.  I have two Barnes and Nobles near me and while visiting the one on the Cape I scoured the Pop figures.  No dice.  I asked about the B&N Exclusive and three employees had no idea what I was talking about.  The fourth, I’m happy to report, heard my plea for the figure and… still had no idea what I was talking about.  BUT, he went to the computer and looked it up.  It was no longer in their inventory.  I told him it was alright, thanked him for trying and turned to leave.  He said “So, wait – it just glows in the dark?”  I told it it does. “And it’s the Hulk?” I told him it was.  He asked me to wait for a moment and went into the back.  Turns out, the man I was talking to was tasked with cleaning the toy section that morning and he had taken quite a few of the Pops off the floor due to over crowding.  One of them was the figure above.

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The Hot Topic Exclusive was not as exciting of a story – but way better of a variant as it pertains to a scene in the movie.  After Scarlet Witch takes over the Hulk’s mind and he runs amok you notice the Hulk’s eyes a blazing, rage-full red.  This exclusive includes that feature and makes it a WAY cooler figure to own. How I came to get it was less exciting though.  The first trip to Hot Topic was unsuccessful.  The second was better.  The end.