Funko continues to step up their game. The new series where the heroes are covered in the symbiote. While all of them look pretty spectacular the Hulk/Venom Pop is easily the best! The Hulk can be seen beneath the symbiote, the spiky tendrils wrap around our jade giant, turning him into a horrifying monster! This figure is seriously brilliant in its execution.
While the Venom symbiote has the main bulk of this figure on display with it’s sharp teeth, claws and famous emblem across his chest. While the other two heroes featured have already been covered and bonded with the alien parasite the Hulk has yet to be taken over. This is the best part of the entire figure as it would make sense the symbiote would have a hard time completely
The Q-Figures are interesting. The original Hulk Q-Fig was given away with Loot Crate and didn’t really generate a lot of interest. The figure is fun but really small and kind of unimpressive. Well the figures took a sharp turn into awesome-ville with the Thor: Ragnarok releases. While there is a Thor figure I didn’t buy I did pick up the Hulk. I picked up 2 actually – but keep reading for the reason why.
The Gladiator Hulk here is a stylized animated Hulk with a rageful, angry expression that was missing from too many of the other Hulk figures from this movie. While this is a definite pick up for any serious Hulk collector I do have a small gripe.
The “clouds” generated by his rampage are a bit too large and they divert your attention away from the figure where it really should be. Other than that though – it really is a great piece! I was able to acquire two for a reduced price due to the packages being slightly damaged. Overall, you should go out to purchase this figure to add to your rooms of green!
I can’t express the sheer joy that overcomes me when I stumble across something Hulk that I haven’t seen before but desperately want in my collection. Of course, with the amount of stuff that continues to flood the market I’m more shocked that I don’t find things on a more regular basis. But this, like most things these days, is a gem brought to us from the good folks at Funko!
The stylized sculpts are really fun and I’m even pleasantly surprised to find that pretty much everything released – even though it’s from the same company – looks unique and different. The Wobblers have a much slimmer body but also more dynamic poses! I don’t even mind the exclusion of the Hulk brandishing any type of weaponry! His expressively large head commands attention and his helmet sporting the huge feathery fin tops this wobbler out to be taller than most!
If there was one thing to pick at it would be that Funko is made to make all their Marvel pieces bobble heads. While Wobblers actually make sense to “wobble” something it doesn’t seem out of place here – but I would certainly love to see Funko be able to deliver something other than Dorbz that doesn’t require this feature!
I previously complained about certain figures being priced a little higher than others in this line I have to say, this figure may actually be worth the price! It’s not only huge and heavy it also has a decent sculpt that totally rocks! An easy $12 was pretty easy to swallow when you get a figure like this. The Hulk wasn’t much bigger than the regular figures in this series – but you can’t say that for this guy! The Hulkbuster in the movie being controlled by Bruce Banner also makes it easier to add to the collection and not have to make excuses for it.
This was one of those times I actually had fun trying to collect all the characters while trying to get the Hulk. I’m actually happy I didn’t get the Hulk on the first try! In fact, my first figure was one of the cooler figures – Thanos himself! While I am not a fan of the blind boxes there really were no bad characters to receive in this set. Actually, sadly, the most disappointing figure might be the Hulk!
The Hulk is a lot smaller and lighter than the Hulk we were previously given for Thor Ragnarok. So much so that it’s impossible to “feel” him out when trying to buy the right box. Also, the Hulk is pretty bare bones only having a pair of too tight shorts and a scowl on his face.
In my search I was able to find a few of the hard to find characters including the 1/36 Outrider, the 1/72 Dr. Strange and the 1/72 Cull Obsidian. Cull was one of the easier figures to find – he’s the larger figure in this set so the box is heavier and the little guy doesn’t move around so much when you shake it. I didn’t look to get them all – just enough to get the Hulk. This is the set I compiled trying to myself good ole’ Jade Jaws.
Here we have a figure that I figured I would never, ever think would be a part of the Hulk collection. It’s amazing, really, after all the years when an event can occur that totally offers you something you’d never expect to have. If you’re on the Facebook page for this blog then you might recall seeing a video at the end of March where I showed off an entire bag of Hulk figures given to me by a good friend, and a fan of this blog, Gammapup.
He had been clearing some space in his storage containers and came across these bags of loose Hulk figures. Trying t think of what he could do with them he had the generous thought of offering them to me. Anyone in circle I keep will tell you right off I am a sucker for Hulk swag. If anyone offers me some great Hulk pieces it’s hard for me to say no! Well, Gamma allowed me to take these figures off of his hands and I had a blast going through the bag seeing what was inside. One of the first things I noticed was the Hulk Dog.
Sure, the 2003 Hulk movie is pretty hard to watch in comparison to the masterpieces being released today, but one of the easiest moments to remember is the Hulk Dogs. There were 3 puppies in the movie that were “hulked” out and sent after our jade giant. One of the dogs, an odd choice but a secret delight for the director, was a poodle. But this was the only Hulk Dog put to plastic.
When these figures were released, predictably, the Hulk dog was a peg warmer. It clearanced out of the stores and it wasn’t until much later when collectors started desiring this piece to complete their Hulk runs. Unfortunately, these are so scarce that the puppies on or off card command a pretty steep price. That’s one of the reasons I never thought I’d have one in my collection – I wasn’t willing to pay the enormous price for a figure like this. Well, once again, my good friend Mike came through with pieces he was dumping from his collection, adding to mine the, admittedly, pretty cool Hulk Dog.
It is a rubbery figure that you must make sure not to damage as the skin can easily rip but if you squeeze the legs together you can make the dog growl. The neon green eyes – with an evil glow – captures the dog in the movie so well. The sculpt is done so well too – the bulging muscles actually make this dog more menacing looking than the creatures did in the movie itself.
While it’s true this scene did not appear in the new Avengers movie I am optimistic about part 2. The Hulk was served a raw deal in this new movie but the rest of the film was too good to focus on the negative. After seeing the movie it makes sense that the Hulk offerings are also pretty sparse when it comes to merchandising. Seeing as our favorite Jade Jaws appears in a total of 5 unfavorable minutes it’s probably best we don’t recall his cameo at all.
By the way – if you have yet to see the new Avengers you should absolutely stop reading! In fact, it’s also advisable to not read the above paragraph either. If you did already… my bad. I don’t know about you but I was definitely waiting for a great scene like the one that is illustrated in this piece. Even though it doesn’t happen yet I can still see this occurring and it being a total badass moment!
I’m still pretty excited that Funko released this Pop figure. It is both slightly larger than a regular Pop AND still on a smaller sale than the regular Pops. I was lucky enough to score this guy due to having a contact at GameStop – seeing as reports are saying most stores are only receiving 3 of them, if any at all. I hope all my Gammabros out there were able to snag one! Don’t get suckered into the second hand prices that the scalpers are charging. It’s always demoralizing seeing just how many of these cool pieces end up in flippers hands. Right now they are ranging between $35-$70 on eBay. GameStop retails them or just $18.99.