Monthly Archives: February 2019

Donatello SHFiguarts (2016)

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I do love me some awesome Donatello!  SHFiguarts has been sort of hit and miss with me but I do love this particular figure.  With the alternate head and alternate hands you can really place this figure in a multitude of dynamic poses!  I began loving the turtles with the 80’s cartoon so the fact that these figures are based off of that cartoon makes me particularly happy.  The window box means I can display this figure in package – how I prefer – and it still looks awesome.

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Ummm… Part 66

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That’s not how you give a compliment…

In Case You Missed It… Round 16

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Weapon H finally has the real Hulk mentioned.  Granted, it was gamma radiation that created the new hybrid – with no explanation on why he is grey and not green (classic Marvel!) but the gamma power wasn’t stolen from Bruce Banner!  Still, a fine lead in to Hulkverines!  I hope it’s good… review coming soon!

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Zzzax: A Year’s Worth of Hulk 1st Appearances – Week 8

This year we will be delving deep into Hulk history to re-discover all the first appearances that the Hulk issues have given us over the years!  With 1st appearances being such a hot trend these days it only makes sense to highlight some of the best Hulk issues to invest in this year!  This week: Zzzax!

First Appearance: The Incredible Hulk #166 (1973)

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Dollar Bin Finds!

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Let’s just take a moment to really enjoy the little things in this hobby.  A lot of amazing stories are easy to afford and even easier to find – if you have the time to scour the $1 bins!  This Marvel UK series – one that I had never even heard of until today – called Shadow Riders has a small appearance by none other than Rick Jones and a cameo by… wait for it – The Incredible Hulk!

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Also found this fun Overstreet issue with a great Jim Valentino cover:

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If only I had a time machine.  A DeLorean time machine of course…

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Jim Lee Joker Pop!

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I love the Joker – the Batman villain is easily the most memorable bad guy that Batman has in his entire rogues gallery.  Jim Lee is one of the best artists that came out of the 90s comic boom.  Funko has combined the two to give us this unique Pop.  The figure is one of the special edition “Deluxe” Pops with the Joker set on a special base and giving us a more dynamic pose then the regular Pops offer.  In this instance we get the Joker on a bunch of trash giving us some finger guns.

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This being a GameStop exclusive, you can get this pretty easily at any of those stores.  While Exclusive Pops are fun to collect usually they aren’t hard to get be it a GameStop or Target or Walmart Pop.  The other benefit you have when it’s an exclusive is that if one store doesn’t have it then there is usually another in driving distance to check.  The best stores will even call another location and check for you.  GameStop is usually the best at that.

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Most Homaged Cover?

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I am looking into seeing how many times the famous #181 cover has been done in homage.  I think the covers has to be in the double digits easily and, much like the one above, seems to get better and better each time.