Remember to be jolly to spread that Christmas spirit!
Remember to be jolly to spread that Christmas spirit!
I wanted to post a few Hulk shirts I was able to procure these past few months. The top pictured is from the Marvel Collector Corps Frist Avengers box. While it’s exciting at first to get these boxes it certainly doe run its course and becomes a bit more tiresome. I first decided to get the subscription service for the showdowns box that boasted that it will feature some of the best hero/villain match-ups of all time. Imagine my major disappointment when the only Hulk related piece was a half green and half red Hulk pin – not sure if I featured mine on this site yet – but I will soon if I have not. The real excitement from the First Avengers box came with this T-Shirt – and maybe it was a precursor to the upcoming exclusive Pop – of the Hulk #1 cover!
The other Hulk shirt was a Gladiator Hulk charging toward you from the Thor: Ragnarok film. Sold at TRU – or given away with a Funko/Marvel purchase – this T-Shirt was certainly a must have when I saw it. I love the stylized take on the Gladiator Hulk!
It’s a rarity that I walk into a store and see a Hulk related piece that I wasn’t at least somewhat aware of. Well it happened 3 weeks ago when I stumbled across this Tsum Tsum pack! That’s right – we get a full transformation Hulk from small, adorable Banner to the large and in charge Hulk! The big Hulk Tsum Tsum is the same little figure we were delivered the first time the green Hulk came to a peg near us – and while it’s completely fine I wish they did give us a little change. There are more Tsum Tsums related to the Hulk than I even care to remember – with this addition it brings us to this list:
But let’s not get too ahead of ourselves! What’s that with the large Hulk? While combing through the other packages I snagged another little beauty! That’s right folks – a King Hulk!
Straight from the pages of World War Hulk we are handed a King Hulk Tsum Tsum to beat all the other oblong little puffy heroes with! No one is stronger then little, puffy oblong Hulk! No one!
I have heard there is a gold version out there – and yes, I know there is a few Red Hulks and She Hulks out there – but the list was for the Banner Hulks released.
We’ve all had tumultuous relationships – times when we were with someone who we just shouldn’t be with. You never had conversations – you had shouting matches. You didn’t have fight – you had all out brawls. These toxic relationships are a curse without a clear way out. We were privy to this kind of relationship in the pages of the Hulk when Joe Fixit was dating Marlo. She loved him, she hated him, he didn’t care for her… until he finally did and by then… it was too late.
When Fixit fights off Werewolf by Night and saves Marlo’s life he also realizes that she loves him. But not him.She loves the him who he is not. Does that make sense? Read it again and get back to me.
She loves the humanity of Fixit – the Banner side of Hulk. The side that Fixit hates. He realizes can’t depend on anyone or anything – it reminds me of the end of Heat with Robert DeNiro where he walks away from his girl because that’s what he HAD to do.
It’s almost impossible to talk about these things without sounding like a little girl so I’m not going to even try to make them sound manly. In the craze of little, useless, plastic figures to collect, ie: Shopkins and Uggly Dogs, Disney has thrown their hat in the ring with their Tsum Tsums. What started with plush figures that ranged from cute and tiny to large and ridiculous they have now premiered these oblong pill figures that are hard and plastic and come in three sizes. They are labelled as “Common”, “Lucky” and just to get the blood really boiling, the exciting “Super Lucky”.
They have only released the Grey Hulk even though the package features the Green Hulk but it’s the medium sized Grey Hulk that is the “chase” figure. The tiny and large sizes are pretty easy to find even though the large is considered “lucky”. To tell the truth, these are darn cute – and my daughter loves them. There are blind bags of them but we all know how much I hate those pesky blind bags!
I have to admit I was shocked to see a new AoU Hulk figure – even if it is from the cheaper line sporting less articulation, duller sculpting and more. But hey, there is another figure! It it looks like a Grey Hulk! Even though the Hulk didn’t display the grey hue in the movie I always like seeing a new Grey Hulk released! I found this at TRU this past week but had no prior knowledge that this figure was even being made!
Obviously inspired by the Scarlet Witch scene where the Hulk is brain washed and goes on a rampage. The screaming, red eyed, angry Hulk is very cool – although I wish we had a variant for the ML AoU instead of the 3 3/4 figures – but since we don’t have a choice.
As with every figure in this line the articulation is just in the neck, the arms and legs. The flat paint application doesn’t impress mush – but there are details that we didn’t see in the earlier figures – such as the redness around the eyes. Overall, this figure isn’t going to win any awards but since the pegs have been pretty barren with new Hulk figures for a while this was a nice surprise!
That’s right – there is yet another “blind package” Marvel set to get. These blind packages seem to be taking over the entire market – and I get the appeal to some degree – but they really aren’t for me. I usually find what I need on eBay or even at some LCS that opens the a few of these boxes or packages and happens to have a Hulk. That’s how I ended up with the Grey Hulk. All the others were found on the ‘bay.
I usually enjoy the “hunt” for treasures – but with blind packages there is always so much waste that it becomes more of a chore than an enjoyable game. That being said, I do like these simple little figures. They remind me of the Handful of Heroes that were released a few years ago – except they are slightly bigger and painted.
Most of the Hulks are the same mold they just yield different color schemes. The Hulk, Grey Hulk, Red Hulk and the clear Gamma Hulk are identical in pose the only slightly different Hulk is the World War Hulk with a hand raised to attack. If you’re looking to pick up the Classic Hulk, Red Hulk and Gamma Hulk they are from series 1 – as the Grey Hulk and World War Hulk come from season 2.