I’m just curious at this point to see if Hero Mashers continue much longer. I always thought of them as a fad kind of toy. Something that would go the way of Handful of Heroes or the desperately missed Mighty Muggs. So far they’ve released larger and boxed figures but all I’ve seen on the shelves lately have been the miniatures. The Red Hulk gets his own mini-figure in Series 3 and, even cooler, comes with Thor’s appendage gripping the mighty Mjolnir! With this line you could have anyone gripping Mjolnir, really – but only if you want to really bastardize the continuity! And let’s be honest here – the only one who really messes with Marvel’s mythos is Marvel themselves! Everyone else, show some respect!
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!
Playschool seems to re-release the same figures paired with different characters or with a new added vehicle but this item is a bit different and really cool. It reminds me of the Mega-Morphs that were released years ago – a hero inside of a larger robot! A Hulk figure is not added into the packaging – but the single figures are cheap enough. You place the Hulk into the robot’s chest and then have them smash the outer shell! Articulation and paint apps are pretty standard on these – so you’re not really investing in these figures for that – but the piece is still a cool addition into the collection.
Isn’t it hilarious that everything Marvel now reflects the movies… well, all but the actual freaking comics! But this figure was sitting in the shelves of TRU and beckoned to come home with me. I have most of the Rocket figures that have been made and this rodent will always have a home in the Hulk room since he debuted in the Hulk series. I have yet to watch the cartoon but I had pretty much given up on all of Marvel cartoons after the disaster that was Hulk: and the Agents of SMASH.
The Titan series certainly provides children with an affordable way to collect 12″ figures of their favorite characters. While I haven’t bothered blogging about the Hulk figure – I did pick it up. The articulation, paint apps and sculpt all are very simple and nothing to note. Again, though, these are perfect for children who just want to play with Hulk figures!
Ultimately, these are big, chunky figures that were nothing to wrote home about. Then, Marvel released a second version of the Hulk. Unlike the first version that showed the classic teeth gritting, rage filled Hulk, this new version was a bit of surprise. It has a stern looking scowling Hulk – a face sculpt that portrayed annoyance rather than anger!
I love when they do that! I love when they offer a Hulk that is not what you expect. The Hulk actually looks like he has been offered a sandwich of stinky cheese! The darker color looks better too.
I can only tell you with this item you have to see it in person to really appreciate it! This thing is truly a monster! I don’t even mean the jade giant in the box – I mean the size of this thing is impressive! When I saw a pic on ebay I wasn’t sure I was going to bother picking it up – but I decided to throw caution to the wind and man, am I happy I did!
I don’t know if this is a whole line or if there are other figures produced – to tell the truth I haven’t really cared all that much to research – but the Hulk is amazing! While it is not a front runner in articulation but the sculpt, especially the face, is classic, hilarious and brilliant! Not to mention the artwork on the box is something to behold! Two of the most iconic artists to ever work on the Hulk is displayed on here! This 10″ figure is truly a throwback to the figures of yesteryear. While the price tag is a bit steep take the time to seek out the best price. Make this a part of your collection TODAY!