Category Archives: Hulk Action Figure

Ummm… Part 78

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With Hulk displaying a range of emotions in the comics we have all come to understand he is a complex character.  Never in all my days did I think we’d see an action figure with an expression that says “just walked in on Mom and Dad having sex”.

Truth Bomb!

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Nothing against the new Red Hulk figure – the thing is bad ass – but grey Hulk speaks total truth!

Marvel Retro 80th Anniversary Grey Hulk (2019)

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I can’t tell you what a rollercoaster this figure was!  First, Hasbro releases the green version of this figure at SDCC and immediately people want to know if we are getting a grey version.  Well, it turns out that we were!  except the journey to figuring out how and where we could purchase this figure continued to be a mystery for a while.

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First the interwebs were claiming it was going to be a Amazon Mexico exclusive.  This made such little sense to me I knew it couldn’t be true.  Then I heard people claiming it was only being offered to certain sites like Big Bad Toy Store.  This seemed more reasonable but still no official word from Hasbro.

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Meanwhile, the Green version continued to command a huge price tag on the secondary market and I was desperate to try and avoid another tip to eBay to acquire this one.

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Out of nowhere, a week before the official release date of this figure, my LCS calls me up and informs me that they have it IN HAND.  They also let me know that they don’t have instructions that they aren’t allowed to sell it – so a quick trip to the store and sure enough I landed this extremely well sculpted figure!

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I can’t really report on how well this figure is made nor can I tell you the durability – I can just say how extremely fantastic this figure looks! Everything – including the packaging and paint apps look to be done superbly!  The Grey Hulk has proven to be difficult to capture in plastic but Hasbro did everything right when it came to the Retro line.  The oversized card and beautiful card art makes this piece a must have.  The inclusion of the original orange shirt is a great touch and one rarely seen on figures at all.  The best part has to be the new head sculpt they gave us for the new figure here.  The scowl and bearing of gritted teeth are a perfect representation of this original Hulk incarnation!

Grade: A+

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So Much Hulk Coming From Toyfare…

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Amazingly, we are getting a BAF Abomination based off of the Gamerverse design.  While this is not my favorite choice – I still like it enough to seek it out.  In this same line we also get a classic looking Sam Sterns that I am totally here for!

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While not up to the standards of the Leader from the Face-Off line it still looks pretty fantastic!  Also, we seem to be getting a Target Exclusive premium Red Hulk figure.  He may not be my favorite character but this figure looks fantastic!

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Marvel Legends Iron Man LXXXV Infinity Gauntlet (2019)

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True enough, the Avengers: Endgame series II Marvel Legends BAF Hulk is very ugly.  I can’t tell you just how terribly the BAF was received due to the odd expressions they gave to the Hulk.  Another odd piece?  The Hulk is not dressed as the Hulk from the movie is.

This is due to the fact that Hasbro never gets the full story from the MCU.  Toy companies are only allowed only so much information to cut down on spoilers being leaked.

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Well, Hasbro had no idea what was in store for the Hulk including our Jade Giant wielding the Infinity Gauntlet!  To fix the blunder they decided to release a Hulk sized Gauntlet with the Iron Man LXXXV figure.

I was on the fence about getting the stone wielding glove for the BAF that I already wasn’t crazy about.  My decision was made for me though when I was given 4 of the Hulk pieces and had the head from the Beta Ray Bill figure.  It meant all I had to do was buy two pieces and then the figure with the gauntlet.  I have to tell you – I am so glad I did!  It’s so worth the extra work in collecting the pieces and getting the glove.

Grade: B

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Small Hulk Figure (2019)

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Found ay my local grocery store I was pretty snazzed about this little guy!  I always enjoy getting a new Hulk action figure but I must say this one is quite dull once out of the retail bag.  First off, as you can see in the photo above, there is very little in sculpted details.  Very little muscle definition but, oddly, the pants belt and zipper area clearly defined!

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Very little attention is paid to torso area and articulation is at a bare minimum as well.  Only leg, arm and neck joints allow you to pose this figure giving you the full range of either sitting or standing pose – as well as arms over head or by his side.  Think of the possibilities!

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I don’t even know why they couldn’t keep the same color plastic when they put this figure together?  The torso is so off and much lighter then the legs, head and arms.  Everything about this figure screams cheap.

Grade: D+

Through the Ages!

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This is also how I feel when I see pics of my high school days.  I was once young and full of energy and now I’m just greying with an odd expression on my face…