Monthly Archives: July 2017

Marvel Legends 14″ Incredible Hulk (2017)

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I have a to make sure I love expensive pieces.  Hot Toys, a lot of times, ultimately disappoint.  The rubbery skin puts me off – I like the hard plastic feel of an action figure.  When the 12″ line appeared in toy stores I was very intrigued to see what a Hulk figure would look like.  The Iron Man and Cap were extremely well sculpted and looked impressive – the price tag was a bit steep though.  My only hesitation would be shelling out $50 for a figure.  I still remember the 12″ Icon figures from Toy Biz in 2006 that only ran a very reasonable $20.  Well, I just found the new ML Hulk this past weekend.

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The price tag still took me by shock – it was just a tweak above the already expensive $50 figures regularly – but I could not take my eyes off how well this figure was done.  The sculpt is absolutely top notch.  The expression on the Hulk’s face was so perfect – with an alternate head that rivals the 6″ Face Off Hulk’s likeness to the Classic Buscema image.

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The box is even superb with the prism images of the Hulk adorning the sides and back.  The images show just how great this new line is in both size and articulation.  I can’t say enough great stuff about how well done this figure is  – with the understanding that I have yet to see it out of the box.  I like keeping my figures in the package and if I want one out of the box I will buy a second.  Well, I am not sure just how easy/hard this figure will be to fins so for now, this one is staying minty fresh inside the window box.

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The size is certainly one of the highlights of this piece,  The fact that it is larger than the rest of the figures in this line was a great addition.  Hulk should be huge and should be imposing!  The heft is perfect – it’s actually heavier than some of the later released Bowen statues.

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I will keep an eye out as I have seen other retailers offering this figure for less and closer to the $50 price.  Wal-Mart had these posted for $54 in pre-order.  They were sold out pretty fast.  I would be surprised to see if this piece don’t stay on the shelves.  I know Target puts these 12″ figures on clearance after a while but I’d be really surprised to see these dip below a $50 price tag.

Who Are You? A Year of Hulk Confusion: Week 28

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That time that you were looking for your greatest foe and couldn’t find them because they are you.  Reminds me of the skinnier version of me that fat Ratchet is always looking for.  He’s in there somewhere!  Show yourself more fit Ratchet!

Hulk Trigger Flashlight (2017)

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Kohl’s had this without a tag in the clearance section.  Clearance sections are hit and miss these days as it takes a while for most things to hit an affordable price again.  I asked the lady at the counter how much it was and she replied “I have no idea”  I swear I stood there for a good 15 seconds with neither of us saying a word.  It was real awkward.  I then asked how we go about finding out so that I may purchase it.  She huffed and grabbed the phone.  She asked the person on the other line how she could find a price.  When she hung up she looked at me and said “How much do you want to pay for it?”  I responded with “How’s $3?”  She said – and I swear this is true – “I don’t care.  How’s $1?”  I literally had to go to my car an get 4 quarters since I don’t usually carry cash on me.  I paid $1 for this little forgotten Hulk piece in the clearance section by a woman who clearly hated her job.  And maybe her life.

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Brick Headz Hulk (2017)

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I’m unsure what but the Marvel Brick Headz come in a blue box… all but the Hulk here who comes in a cool looking red box.  I know this was a “maybe” in the attribute department but I just could not let it sit on the shelf when I saw the Captain America version too.  I picked up both and my daughter and I went to town creating the two figures.

There’s really nothing to do with this figure but let it sit there and look all blocky.  In fact, I tried to use it as a centerpiece until one of my friends walked in and said “What the hell is that?”  I immediately placed it deep and hidden in the Hulk room.  Where it camouflages nicely against all the other green goodness!

Jokes on You!: A Year of Hulk Confusion: Week 27

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Not sure that was the best comeback – but Hulk has never been known as the smart one… unless you consider the merged Hulk.

Hulk Guest Shots Vol. 19 – Peter Parker: Spider-Man #14

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In a time when Peter had no idea if Mary Jane was alive or not and was very volatile he ran into the Hulk and the two duked it out.  The Hulk was angry with the world for believing he was guilty of taking a plane out and killing a bunch of people.  As usual, the world was grossly misinformed.

Spider-Man really does his absolute worst to the Hulk, including this extremely odd bit that taken out of context takes on a whole new meaning!:

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Thunder Clap No
Mind Control No
Funny Nickname YES!
Hero vs. Hero YES!
“Hulk Smash!” YES!

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Ultimately, Spider-Man breaks his hands in trying to release his pent up aggression and the Hulk sympathizes with the bleeding superhero and the two together save a train from crashing.  It’s a pretty fantastic story with a sweet and sad moment of two heroes trying to understand each other.

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Old School Ads 5

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Can you name them all?  They cheat a little with initials – I could do it without the cheat sheet – but can you?  No googling!