I can only tell you with this item you have to see it in person to really appreciate it! This thing is truly a monster! I don’t even mean the jade giant in the box – I mean the size of this thing is impressive! When I saw a pic on ebay I wasn’t sure I was going to bother picking it up – but I decided to throw caution to the wind and man, am I happy I did!
I don’t know if this is a whole line or if there are other figures produced – to tell the truth I haven’t really cared all that much to research – but the Hulk is amazing! While it is not a front runner in articulation but the sculpt, especially the face, is classic, hilarious and brilliant! Not to mention the artwork on the box is something to behold! Two of the most iconic artists to ever work on the Hulk is displayed on here! This 10″ figure is truly a throwback to the figures of yesteryear. While the price tag is a bit steep take the time to seek out the best price. Make this a part of your collection TODAY!
Walking through Target I noticed an Iron Man from a new kids friendly Avengers line and thought “Cool. I wonder if they made a Hulk?” The back of the package confirmed that they did, in fact, make a Hulk figure. It sent me off to every Target and TRU in my area. On the second Target I entered I was able to snag myself a Hulk. First thing that I noticed is the mass of this figure compared to the others in the line.
I always feel it’s important to have the Hulk be the biggest figure in the line – something that the Marvel Universe did with the first release but then subsequent releases they made the Hulk closer to the same size as the other characters in the line. Hulk needs to be bigger! He needs to be noticeably the largest figure!
This figure accomplishes that and then some! Not only is the size impressive but the Hulk is obviously based on the early silver age Hulk. Ripping the figure open I was also pleasantly surprised that they gave him a bit more articulation that I would’ve thought – not only does his head swivel but also his shoulders and elbows! His legs bend – but not the knees – that’s the only thing that would’ve really made this figure complete!
The other thing to note is that the proportions are somewhat more accurate than they have been on figures in the past. The sculpt is fantastic, with surprising detail! The paints – although very simplistic – work well and pop and of course – are classic purple! This was certainly the way to start off the year with a surprise Hulk figure that totally rocks!
There might be times where we are all a bit confused – and this year we will explore the times that the Hulk has no idea what is going on. Even the times when he isn’t sure what to do or where to go… It’s a year of confusion!
We all had questions about Jason Aaron’s run – especially when filled with moments like this:
And then the following fight ends like this:
Aaron has some good stuff out there – but his Hulk run is a huge black mark on an otherwise decent career. I bet he wishes for a time machine…
My wife has a unique problem. She WANTS to get me Hulky goodness for Christmas but I have pretty much everything. Finding things I don’t have is quite the quest. Lucky for her Diamond Select released a statue – well, a large figure, or statue, or just a big Hulk – whatever you want to call it. It’s certainly an eye catcher! The Hulk isn’t one of those super detailed Bowen masterpieces – but it is worth a look.
The Hulk has an animated style to it that reminds me of Bruce Timm a bit but also has it’s own unique look to it that has it’s own appeal. The paint applications are not the best – especially the pants – but they are also not distractingly bad. The face sculpt is has a bit of a blandness and a wash might’ve brought out a few more details but it isn’t terrible. The only real issue I can harp on are the obvious seams that appear at the neck line.
Still, the price is right on these statues and, posed correctly, look nice. This is worth the pick up without a need to haggle over how much you have to pay.
Nothing revved my engine more than seeing a new Hulk item being promoted. I miss ads like these too – mainly because they teased in the perfect way without giving away anything at all. It was the kind of teaser that truly inspired excitement. What other hero could possibly sell video games with just a silhouette and the mention of his skin color? No one, I tell you, no one!
A while back Schleich produced some DC figures that were really impressive. At the time I was hoping to see a Marvel line in the vain. Sure enough, while perusing the TRU website I was excited to notice that Schleich was doing just that! Of course the pic on the website looked a bit – better produced – but really, this is not much different than what is shown. It is absolutely beautiful! It’s also humongous – which was a welcome surprise! I was expecting a somewhat smaller scale but this is almost as large as the Bowen Mini-Statues!
I know the rocky base on Hulk figures may be getting tired (one of the reasons I still appreciate the Marvel Milestones Hulk statue base) but it still works! I ordered this last Monday and it came on Saturday – I checked the website again it said it was sold out already! Not sure if it still says that but I was shocked as these haven’t seemed to hit the stores yet!
It is somewhat funny to me though… these days the only way to visit the classic, savage Hulk is to see him in figure and collectible form – not even the comics. It doesn’t seem that Marvel is too antsy in releasing Totally Awesome Hulk products… yet that character continues to adorn the shelves. Overall, look for these figures to be hitting the toy shelves very soon and snag one as soon as you can!