Just when you thought you had all the different colored and shaped Tsum Tsums they go ahead and release a special Hulk inside a display case. This Hulk is a little worse for the wear though as it seems he has been through a rough night. Who knows what this roly-poly, little, oblong character has been up to.
The original offered a cleaner version whereas this Hulk still has tatters of a shirt left but his classic purple pants are ripped and he shows a few scars on his face. Is it worth the price to pick up this exclusive little guy? Well, I thought so – but I’m an absolute nut, so… Maybe check out eBay to see if you can snag him for just a few bucks.
It was brought to my attention when I last posted these last I had missed one. I have corrected this situation and now have all 3 little emoji Hulk faces. I still think the best one is the one on the right with just a slightly perturbed look. Like my wife looks when I fart in bed ad try to act like it was her.
A lot of the Thor: Ragnarok merchandise is still being released all over. Some of the first pieces to make an appearance were the figures – including the great Marvel Legends Hulk BAF featured on this very blog! If the 3 3/4 inch were more your style then have no fears because they have released a 2-pack that features a fantastic Gladiator Hulk! Something that was sorely missing when the Marvel Universe figures were still being released. We were given a King Hulk – but never a Planet Hulk!
This two pack features a Gladiator version of both Hulk and Thor – complete with some fantastic accessories. Thor with Mjolnir and a sword and the Hulk featuring an axe and helmet. The paint application varies from figure to figure but both packages I bought were pretty darn spot on! I just wish they would offer an alternative head with a screaming or just angry expression. Plenty of articulation on both the figures to pose them at will, so no complaints there.
In fact, the only thing I would offer up as an criticism is the price. This set is being offered for $20 and while that is in line with the Marvel Universe figures before it I thought that whole line was over priced! That being said, I still enjoy this 2-pack and am glad to have added it to the collection.
Walgreens continues to offer some decent exclusives. I have picked up the Leader and Bruce Banner in Hulkbuster armor MiniMates set and I have to be honest – it’s pretty dang cool! I don’t recall this Bruce Banner armor from the comics – but I am pretty psyched with it. For one of the greatest Hulk foes to be include in the set makes this even better!
Let’s just say I am a sucker when something features a character directly linked to the Hulk himself – so to see a set with two characters made me downright giddy! Especially to see a classic version of one of the Hulk’s oldest enemies!
I enjoy the MiniMates – the amount of articulation and ability to pose these figures however you want make these little guys perfect to recreate classic covers with. The amount of detail is also pretty impressive considering these guys are about 2″ tall. A great set worth the pick up.
Nothing was better than the Hulk fighting against a hero who, in his own right, had no chance in winning. The only way that Cap could take on the Hulk was by not fighting him at all!
I have to be honest, as much as I wanted to look forward to a new set of Hulk hands all I could think about is how they would screw them up this time. 2003 gave us the first (historic) set of Hulk hands. For a very reasonable $20 you could get a huge set of green, roaring Hulk hands that were also soft enough you could slam them into your best friends face and they wouldn’t even lose a tooth.
Over the years the Hulk hands have gotten smaller, lost the sound aspect and even changed to cloth for a small while. Of course, they’ve also gotten more expensive. What can be said about the newest Hulk fists? Well, the good news is that they are fists! The last version was open handed Hulk hands – which was a refreshing change – but I am glad the fists are back.
The sound effects are back as well. You can create the sounds by motion or by pressing a button to create the Hulk growling sounds. Honestly, these are a step up from the Hulk hands – but only slightly. The gladiator motif makes them different enough that they are not a simple retread (like the Avengers 1 & 2 hands were) but the $30 price tag should certainly makes you pause before purchase. Overall, I have a complete set of Hulk (and Hulk villain) hands so I’m glad to get these but I can’t go as far as to say I recommend buying a pair.
Thank you to all that have been messaging me asking me to blog about all the new Hulk items that have been released. If you’re on my FB page then you will know that not only do I have them all but I have had them for quite a while! I was able to acquire the BAF Gladiator Hulk a week before the street date! Thank goodness I did too, getting the pieces to this guy is proving to be very difficult. Some of the figures are pretty fantastic – and then there’s Loki. A terrible figure with very little accessories! If you are lucky enough to unload them to help pay for the Hulk then good on you because he’s already running a pretty penny on eBay.
The figure is pretty fantastic too! I was hoping for an 8″ figure since it was the Hulk and this is the first time the Hulk has treated to the BAF format. While he still stands taller than most of the other figures in the set he is the same size as the AoU Hulk we were served. The real difference? The absolute killer gladiator set up that this Hulk comes with! The war paint, the helmet, the huge hammers and all the armor! It absolutely makes this figure a killer piece to add to the Hulk collection!
Like I mentioned, having to buy every figure in this series just to get the Hulk – which means you’re shelling out about $120 to get this bad boy! That might seem steep but really, you’re going to pay about $75-90 just for the Hulk on eBay anyways, so for another $30 bucks or so you can have all the figures too.
I have seen this on FB – with the soft plastic they used for the hammer makes it susceptible to bending when the Hulk holds it. You can easily avoid this by having the Hulk hold the hammer high on the neck. I actually thinks this looks cooler anyways.
The Gladiator Hulk’s expression is an interesting choice. He really looks as if he is confident and stoic at the same time. I get that the Hulk has constantly been sculpted with the raging anger face – but with a BAF I really feel as if we should have been given an alternate head with a screaming anger face! It would have been perfect!
The figure reminds me of the last time the Hulk was seen in war paint… but this time he’s way more bas ass!