I can’t tell you what a rollercoaster this figure was! First, Hasbro releases the green version of this figure at SDCC and immediately people want to know if we are getting a grey version. Well, it turns out that we were! except the journey to figuring out how and where we could purchase this figure continued to be a mystery for a while.
First the interwebs were claiming it was going to be a Amazon Mexico exclusive. This made such little sense to me I knew it couldn’t be true. Then I heard people claiming it was only being offered to certain sites like Big Bad Toy Store. This seemed more reasonable but still no official word from Hasbro.
Meanwhile, the Green version continued to command a huge price tag on the secondary market and I was desperate to try and avoid another tip to eBay to acquire this one.
Out of nowhere, a week before the official release date of this figure, my LCS calls me up and informs me that they have it IN HAND. They also let me know that they don’t have instructions that they aren’t allowed to sell it – so a quick trip to the store and sure enough I landed this extremely well sculpted figure!
I can’t really report on how well this figure is made nor can I tell you the durability – I can just say how extremely fantastic this figure looks! Everything – including the packaging and paint apps look to be done superbly! The Grey Hulk has proven to be difficult to capture in plastic but Hasbro did everything right when it came to the Retro line. The oversized card and beautiful card art makes this piece a must have. The inclusion of the original orange shirt is a great touch and one rarely seen on figures at all. The best part has to be the new head sculpt they gave us for the new figure here. The scowl and bearing of gritted teeth are a perfect representation of this original Hulk incarnation!