When Disney announced a new toy line with stylized figures I eagerly awaited the Hulk. I don’t think anyone was disappointed by what was delivered to our local Disney Shops. A bit later we were given the repaint Grey Hulk – but with a new head sculpt! I was excited as I love the original figure – but at the same time that the Grey Hulk was released it was also announced that there would be a 2-pack – Hulkbuster vs Hulk!
I could tell right away that this Green Hulk was both different AND the same! While it is a different head sculpt than the first offering it’s actually the recently released Grey Hulk repainted green. I knew I wanted this but I was also a bit hesitant as I didn’t want to pay for the same figure twice! Even if they are different colors. Thankfully, my sister decided this was the perfect gift to get for me for Christmas this year – and even better, I had totally forgotten about it! The best part is the light up feature and sound effects that the Hulkbuster boasts. That, and the tiny little Tony head that is present under the huge Iron Man helmet!
Believe it or not I had a heck of a time tracking this one down! This festive Hulk was included in a collection of figures that my LCS just bought. It only makes sense to have the Hulk decked out in Santa gear as it makes him look extra festive with his bright green skin!
They also do a nice job of showing a reason on why the Hulk would be so upset – the rip in the back of his Santa jacket says it all. Maybe he put it on as Banner and some little kid wet himself while sitting on Santa’s lap… who knows? I know that would really aggravate me!
No lie, these look so good! I’m stoked to get these pieces into the collection! Hopefully Marvel has learned from the disastrous MCU10 line not to price these figures into the stratosphere!
Man, there are times when I get older Hulk toys that really make me miss Toy Biz. I know they weren’t perfect and some of their releases didn’t hold up over time – but large, affordable pieces like this is what the market is missing these days. A great set where you can encase the Hulk into a “steel” cage and have him break out! I truly wish we saw something this great when Avengers: Infinity War was released.
Could you imagine having the Hulk busting out of the Hulkbuster Iron Man suit being released through Toy Biz? It would be huge and massive and coveted by every Hulk collector! I really wish we still saw these kind of Hulk figures and sets but Hasbro ends up giving us skinny, hard plastic with hardly any articulation. Anything this big ends up looking cheap and unimpressive.
But look at that face! It’s pretty awesome! The rubbery skin and ripping shirt are just the icing on the cake for this 2003 set. It’s too bad pieces like this are associated with such a forgotten Hulk movie. An underwhelming film that actually gave us some amazing toys!
Last year or so we were gifted a new Hulk figure from The Disney Store. An exclusive, stylized figure that was a really nice surprise. Now we are given another surprise that hits all the right marks! It is the new Toy Box Hulk – this time a ceremonial Grey Hulk – that sports a new head sculpt. A screaming, rage filled Grey Hulk! There are a few things that really make these figures exciting to own but first let’s get into how well this piece is made.
Both the Grey and the Green Hulk are substantial figures with a good amount of weight to them. They have 8 points of articulation with full motion of the shoulders and waist. While the paint apps are pretty standard and flat they still compliment what is essentially a cartoon come to life. I do appreciate the slight greenish color they add to his eyes to make you remember of the other furious personality bubbling under the surface.
I sort of wish they would have given us a new color with the pants – a blue would be more appropriate – but I understand why that would have been more difficult seeing as they re-used the body of the green counterpart. It still comes with the bent pipe accessory that the green figure did. Overall, I’d say this figure is worth the pick up. An exclusive to the Disney Store the only way to get these beauties are in store or on the website. Did anyone else get one of these figures? What do you think? Leave a comment below and let’s discuss!
In another instance when asking gave me a piece that wasn’t on the shelf, the following day after I found the Spider-Hulk I went back in and asked about he Hulk vs Loki. The gentleman working the floor very happily told me that he had them in the back. I couldn’t believe my ears as I literally JUST found the Spider-Hulk there! When he came out of the back I couldn’t believe my eyes. I didn’t squeal this time like I did when the woman brought out the Spider-Hulk Pop but I was just as excited! They also had the Spider-Man in buggy Pop but I didn’t want to pick that one up.
This piece, of course, depicts the moment in the Avengers when the Hulk slammed Loki repeatedly into the ground at the top of Stark Tower. It was one of the best Hulk moments in the entire MCU and I’m really glad they commemmorated it in plastic! It was a little more expensive than I thought it would be but since it’s a whole diorama I think the $25 is worth it.
I’m not sure how or why my Walgreen’s happens to get the new items so quickly – but I am extrmemly happy! I walked in on the 1st of October and, my whole mantra is “kill them with kindness”, asked one of the clerks putting items out if they happen to get the new Spider-Hulk Pop. This sweet woman said she would go in the back and take a look. When she arrived back in the aisle she was holding… Spider-Ham. I actually got excited though – the Spider-Ham figure is really cool! It will have it’s own post later.
The woman went into the back once again and when she came out she had the Spider-Hulk in hand! I might have gotten very excited – a little too excited perhaps – as I squealed out “It’s an oversized Pop!” See, I was not aware that it was one of the larger Pops so it took me off gaurd. In a really good way, of course!
This is still one of my favorite moments in comics and also one of the best figures to be released in the Spider-Man Classics line I was psyched to see that Funko was making this piece! I know that there are a lot of Hulk Pops being released and this was one of the ones I was nervous would be difficult to find. Thankfully, having a worker willing to go that extra step made my shopping trips successful! My advice: If you have yet to find this in the store, make sure you ask if they are in the back!