Monthly Archives: July 2017

Why Ask Why?: A Year of Hulk Confusion – Week 30

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This image really says it all!

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Lego Gladiator Hulk (2017)

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I will admit that usually I try to space out the pieces I have for my Hulk room.  I want to always have something to post.  With the influx of Thor: Ragnarok items I am having a hard time holding back.  Like, for example, I found the new Thor vs Hulk: Arena Clash set and I had to post the little Gladiator Hulk!

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I have every Lego Hulk set so far and the only down side… is that they are taking up a lot of space!  I have only taken out the Hulk so I don’t have pics of the whole set.  The odd thing I see about this and the Electronic Hulk is that the “war paint” on the Hulk’s face is on the opposite sides.  I believe the Lego Hulk is actually inaccurate where the paint is.

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Other than that, I’m pretty happy with this little guy.  If you told me a year ago I would own a Planet Hulk inspired Lego Hulk I would not believe you.  Now I can happily report that the Lego Hulk is kick ass!  You might be able to eventually find this Hulk on eBay so that you don’t have to shell out $60 clams – just make sure you’re buying the REAL Lego Hulk!  Not the knock off!

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Thor: Ragnarok 12″ Gladiator Hulk (2017)

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Every Marvel movie has released electronic figures that can interact with each other.  Most of the time I grab a Hulk for the Hulk Room and leave the rest.  Of course, seeing this figure this past Thursday made me leap for joy!  I spent at least 20 minutes in the aisle having the Thor and Hulk figures talk back and forth.  It was so fantastic!

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This is not on the level of the ML 14″ Hulk that has just graced the collection – but it’s super impressive!  the button to make him talk  is incorporated into the straps that go across his chest – a much better scene than the Avengers Hulk which sported the button in the middle of his bare chest.  I also enjoy the accessories that this figure sports!  The helmet (a must) and the huge hammer type weapon complete this Hulk to make it a must have!  The price is on the more expensive side but I still feel it’s worth the pick up!

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Keep a Travel Log: A Year of Hulk Confusion – Week 29

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Even when the heroes act less than heroic they still blame everything on the Hulk.  I was waiting for the “Why did you make us send you through space to another planet?” argument.  I never felt as though Marvel sufficiently explored the idea that the heroes betrayed one of their own.  It should have been addressed more like this:

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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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