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:
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.
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.