Monthly Archives: August 2017

Gladiator Hulk Hands (2017)

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I have to be honest, as much as I wanted to look forward to a new set of Hulk hands all I could think about is how they would screw them up this time.  2003 gave us the first (historic) set of Hulk hands.  For a very reasonable $20 you could get a huge set of green, roaring Hulk hands that were also soft enough you could slam them into your best friends face and they wouldn’t even lose a tooth.

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Over the years the Hulk hands have gotten smaller, lost the sound aspect and even changed to cloth for a small while.  Of course, they’ve also gotten more expensive.  What can be said about the newest Hulk fists?  Well, the good news is that they are fists!  The last version was open handed Hulk hands – which was a refreshing change – but I am glad the fists are back.

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The sound effects are back as well.  You can create the sounds by motion or by pressing a button to create the Hulk growling sounds.  Honestly, these are a step up from the Hulk hands – but only slightly.  The gladiator motif makes them different enough that they are not a simple retread (like the Avengers 1 & 2 hands were) but the $30 price tag should certainly makes you pause before purchase.  Overall, I have a complete set of Hulk (and Hulk villain) hands so I’m glad to get these but I can’t go as far as to say I recommend buying a pair.

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Can’t Touch This!: A Year’s Worth of Hulk Confusion: Week 34

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I wish force fields were real.  I would love to be able to protect things that I would not anyone else to touch!  Like my iPod from 2003.  It still works!  Only I can keep it going!  Don’t touch it neighbor kid who once tricked me into eating a praying mantis!  And stop calling it vintage!  Vintage things are plaid – and usually have somewhere to hang a sweet looking hat!

Marvel Legends Gladiator Hulk BAF (2017)

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Thank you to all that have been messaging me asking me to blog about all the new Hulk items that have been released.  If you’re on my FB page then you will know that not only do I have them all but I have had them for quite a while!  I was able to acquire the BAF Gladiator Hulk a week before the street date!  Thank goodness I did too, getting the pieces to this guy is proving to be very difficult.  Some of the figures are pretty fantastic – and then there’s Loki.  A terrible figure with very little accessories!  If you are lucky enough to unload them to help pay for the Hulk then good on you because he’s already running a pretty penny on eBay.

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The figure is pretty fantastic too!  I was hoping for an 8″ figure since it was the Hulk and this is the first time the Hulk has treated to the BAF format.  While he still stands taller than most of the other figures in the set he is the same size as the AoU Hulk we were served.  The real difference?  The absolute killer gladiator set up that this Hulk comes with!  The war paint, the helmet, the huge hammers and all the armor!  It absolutely makes this figure a killer piece to add to the Hulk collection!

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Like I mentioned, having to buy every figure in this series just to get the Hulk – which means you’re shelling out about $120 to get this bad boy!  That might seem steep but really, you’re going to pay about $75-90 just for the Hulk on eBay anyways, so for another $30 bucks or so you can have all the figures too.

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I have seen this on FB – with the soft plastic they used for the hammer makes it susceptible to bending when the Hulk holds it.  You can easily avoid this by having the Hulk hold the hammer high on the neck.  I actually thinks this looks cooler anyways.

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The Gladiator Hulk’s expression is an interesting choice.  He really looks as if he is confident and stoic at the same time.  I get that the Hulk has constantly been sculpted with the raging anger face – but with a BAF I really feel as if we should have been given an alternate head with a screaming anger face!  It would have been perfect!

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The figure reminds me of the last time the Hulk was seen in war paint… but this time he’s way more bas ass!

And You Say He’s Just a Friend: A Year’s Worth of Hulk Confusion: Week 33

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You know how when you were in school and that one kid suddenly calls to you but you have no idea who he is but since he knows you you think you and he MUST be friends so you just go along and with it and wave to him frantically only to realize that he was talking to the person behind you and you now pretend to be waving to someone behind him – except there is no one behind him.

No?  Just me?

Hulk Smash?: A Year’s Worth of Hulk Confusion – Week 32

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Mind Control sucks – especially when you’re aware of the fact that your mind is being controlled!  Especially when, like the Hulk here, all you want to do is SMASH!

Got Something in Your Eye?: A Year of Hulk Confusion – Week 31

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I showed this before with Spidey and the Hulk fighting where Peter Parker decides to unload a dose of web fluid into Hulk’s eyes.  While the Hulk has no idea what just happened and what to do about it – it’s the wording that really kills it for me:

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Hulk Guest Shots – Vol. 20: Green Goblin #10

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Trying to collect all the issues to Green Goblin was not an easy task.  Amazingly, the hardest issues to find were the middle between 7-15.  The absolute last issue I ended up having to buy off of eBay and it was this little beauty you see right here.

When it arrived I thought the cover looked as though it featured a certain jade giant.  Yet – I have been duped before – so I wasn’t getting my hopes up.  Sure enough, flipping through the pages, it was the Hulk… sort of.

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In a warped little world, lovingly called Murderworld, Green Goblin tries to make his way through without getting his friend, Ricko, killed.  They end up in a room where they encounter a robot Hulk that isn’t too pleased to see them.  The only shot of the Hulk is the one you see above – but it still counts in my book!

Thunder Clap No
Mind Control Yes?
Funny Nickname YES! If we count puny intruders.
Hero vs. Hero No
“Hulk Smash!” YES!