I am shocked that new pieces continue to be released from Thor: Ragnarok. This time from Target we get another exclusive POP! but this time with a twist! As far as I know this was only being released through online sales – meaning you had to order it off of the Target website – but that may not exactly be the case. I haven’t heard from anyone seeing in store though…
That being said, this Pop! comes with a great Hulk (The Champion) vs Thor (The Lord of Thunder) T-Shirt. For $25 the T-Shirt is accompanied by one of the cooler exclusive Pop! figures yet! A re-colored (in metallic day-glo, no less) Gladiator Hulk! The T-Shirt is also reminiscent to the original Marvel Collector Corps T-Shirt that featured a hero vs Ultron – one of 4 where you had to get lucky to get the Hulk. Here, there is only one choice and it is perfect! The shirt is still unopened and in a plastic bag so I didn’t bother posting it – but the image of what it looks like is on the backside of the box above.
The POP! series of figures have been interesting this time around. While the Hulk has his share of exclusives none tickle my fancy more than this little guy!
I have an interesting theory though – one that hopefully everyone understands is pure fan fiction and not based off anything but assumptions. When this arrived at my doorstep this week I honestly felt as though I was opening a Marvel Collector Corps light. Usually the boxes contain shirts like the one in this exclusive – as well as a original POP!. As you remember, the Thor: Ragnarok box was a little underwhelming as far as the amount of stuff – not to mention the very few Hulk items – included. I just wonder if these items were meant for the MCC box but at the last minute Target put in a bid of some sort to snag this combo for themselves. Honestly, it was the right choice! Look at this bad boy!
I don’t know if my theory has any validity but it sounds pretty reasonable to me – and sort of makes sense on why the MCC box was such a departure from the norm! Either way, Target has definitely killed it more than any other big box stores as far as exclusives go. With this and the 10″ Hulk POP! Target clearly went all in with Hulk exclusives and won!