People make fun of the 80’s a lot – and mostly for good reasons – but there is some amazing stuff that came out of the 80’s that we should cherish. I’m not talking about the seemingly endless barrage of characters from random shows that people are now clinging to in a desperate attempt at some nostalgia. *cough strawberryshortcake cough* Characters that have lasted through the test of time have some great pieces left over that any collector should consider themselves lucky to find.
Personally, some of the more gimmicky pieces are the ones that make me the happiest. Glow in the dark covers and pop-up books are easily in the top of the list of pieces I will always be excited to find. A month or so ago I was with my friend John, owner of Saturday Morning Collectibles, and saw this in his display case. I was psyched for two reasons – one, I needed to add this to my collection and two, it was super affordable.
I know there are a few of these that Piccolo released and I am on the hunt for the others. If you’re interested in the story check out this website. I was hoping for more Hulk popping up from this Hulk Pop-Up book but either way – glad this is now in a collection that really appreciates it!
I showed you a while ago that I had two of the green figures. I knew it was only a matter of time before I found the middle green. Luckily, my daughter loves these things and we were getting them for her as a treat and she found the middle one sometime in Jan. I just came across the Large Red Hulk one as well – and the middle Red came from a blind package. The background it comes with makes it easy to figure out which package it is without even opening it up!
I was both curious and excited to see what Lego had in store for the Marvel license in the new year. I knew they would be releasing movie based sets but when I discovered this set was on the horizon I was most excited about getting a true classic Green Hulk Lego guy! The other Lego sets have sported a Hulk based on a movie version. This is a true bright green, purple pants Hulk that has been aching to be made!
The only downside was having to get a Red Hulk along with him. Bonus, though, is getting a Red and Green She Hulk along for the ride. A while back, while at a comic con I was conned (HA! See what I did there?) into buying a knock off Red Hulk figure. I was told that Lego was going to release a Thunderbolts set – which, I admit, should’ve been my first clue. The Thunderbolts was not the most popular book while Ross was in charge.
That being said, when I compared the knock off to the real deal you can see just how much better that the Lego Red Hulk is – complete with blazing yellow eyes and a better scowl. The only odd thing is that the Lego Hulk apparently wasn’t worth sculpting toes. Good luck having a piggy go “wee wee wee” all the way home now!
The vehicles are pretty bad ass. Each of them with shooting guns and huge tires! This was a blast putting together with my daughter and you I feel 4 figures and two big vehicles are worth the money for this set. Especially when you get a Hulks like these:
I told you about the classic Hulk! Compare him with some of the other Hulk offerings from before:
The new Hulk has that classic 70’s/80’s bright green coloring and bright purple pants – unlike the more forest green and violet pants of the first classic Hulk offered. And, of course, it’s so much better than the movie Hulk in tan pants we were first presented with! Best part though? The mini-comic:
This Hulk piece is easily one of the funniest Hulk finds in a while! Granted, this has been in my collection for the longest time and I just never showed it off. It’s basically what it looks like – you blow this little sucker up and then slam it up and down as fast as you can in your balled up fist. Or, as the package says “PUNCH IT!” This needs to be used – expect a video this summer of me and my girl using this crazy thing!
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!
Imagine waking up and not knowing where you are? Imagine doing the same thing and realizing you’re in an airplane! Hulk is not exactly the kind of surprise passenger you want or need. Especially when he doesn’t fly so well:
If you are a fan of the Facebook Page of this blog then you know I found this figure this past Saturday. If you’re yet to be a fan of the page – like it here – I try to give extra stuff and put stuff up as soon as I find it and such. That’s neither here nor there at this point though because we have a Maestro figure in 3 3/4 scale finally! Yes, the figure is based off the Contest of Champions rather than the classic style of the character. CoC wasn’t a bad read – I wasn’t all that interested at first but I had to take a peek as the Hulk (many versions) play a big part.
The oddest part is seeing Maestro – spoilers – defeated as his main thing is being too powerful to be taken down by anyone. But hey, a character too powerful to take down by anything is a pretty boring read. I thought the series was entertaining as heck and was sad to see it end at issue #10.
The Maestro figure we are served is still a great figure but I would kill for a Maestro with removable pointy crown. Ultimately, I’m still glad to be getting a Maestro figure no matter which version. I can’t say I would give it a thumbs up in adding it to your collection, unless, like me, you’re in too deep and can’t get out!