I would love to display this merchandise proudly – it’s too bad that the movie really did our Green Goliath an injustice and I’m truly not a fan of the “space suit” that he dons in this movie. Overall though, it is the Hulk and I did get this guy to add to the collection.
I have refrained from making comments about the movie – the review IS coming but before it was released all sorts of merchandise was being released – all with the heroes donning these nifty space suits. I have to admit it intrigued me and even excited me to see what Endgame had in store!
This release was the first indication that we were going to be given the Smart or Merged Hulk in the new movie and were not getting another dose of the Savage Hulk.
Tonight I will posting a full length review on all of the new hulk related figures I have posted – but here is a quick sneak peek at the latest acquisition. It looks pretty awesome!
So, this must be the line taking over for the MU series. This Hulk figure is leaps and bounds better than the one I posted Saturday. Like I said – I think the other was geared more toward kids while this one certainly is more toward the collector’s liking. It has way more articulation – 12 points in all (including the ball joints at the legs) and the sculpt is a lot better as well. I wish I could say it was better in all facets – but the paint application is still pretty dull and cheap looking. Overall though, this figure gives me great hope for the future of the Avengers Assemble line.
While I was out I did find the latest wave of MU figures and picked up not only the newest Rhino but the really great Mysterio figure. I am really hoping to be able to find the last few figures in this line – like the Abomination and the Leader – this is a line I will miss. It’s too bad that Hasbro’s choices sort of nose dived the whole series.
You should absolutely pick these up if you are lucky enough to find them – especially the classic Rhino figure which is a lot better than the Rhino we got in the Spider-Man 2-pack.
AA Hulk – B-
MU Rhino – A-
MU Mysterio – B
Here’s a quick comparison:
Man, I have been busy. Since deciding to retire this blog – and then deciding to un-retire it – and trying to find a good way or time to start posting things I have been picking up a bunch of new, cool Hulk items! I think the frustration comes when I saw so much Hulk merchandise making it’s way out and the prices getting heftier and heftier – there is no real way to realistically keep up! I moved forward though – deciding to focus on the things that really matter to me, what I enjoy the most in the collection.
One of the things I like the most are the action figures – the little sculpted plastic characters are, most of the time, outdoing the last release. Marvel Universe continued to up their game… that is until Hasbro decided to drop the line altogether. So, we have 2 new lines out – both called Avengers Assemble – one is an obvious continuation of the MU line – the other (the figure in this post) seems to be a more kid-friendly and more affordable line. Each figure is priced about $5.99 – but for this new, cheaper price we sacrifice quite a bit – like articulation (this figure taps out at 5 joints) and paint application. The sculpt is just fine but the paint job makes it look cheap and dull. If you like your new Hulk figures then pick this little guy up – but if you like ACTION figures then leave this one cooling on the pegs. Grade: C+