Who can deny the real appeal of Mini-Mates? Not me! They have released a couple Hulks in this new year even though they keep releasing Hulks the new ones are still exciting to see! I especially thought this set was pretty nifty with the “Speed” theme. The Hulk in particular is kind of awesome! Is it just me or does every new series seem to improve the overall design of the product! I really would like to see them tackle a “War” Hulk or even a Rick Jones Hulk – that would completely rock the house!
The wall crawlers are one of the best possible toys out there – they are loads of fun… for at least the three minutes until the little sticky knobs at the end of the creepy spider legs become covered in dust and dirt. The original was made of a light, almost Styrofoam body. The new one is actually cooler because it was made of a light plastic. The face looks way better on the new one than the original one does. The new face looks cartoony while the original looks like a deformed nightmare meant to make little ones wet their pants.
I am happy to find the unique Hulk related items. While Lego isn’t exactly unique or even new I had yet to find a Duplo Hulk like this. It is part of a larger set but the only thing I even needed was this toddler looking Hulk with a Hulk computer/monitor. Lego always kills it with every set they create and while I would agree this may not be for everyone it still is a fantastic piece.
Look at the details they have added! This little guy is completely jacked! Obviously Joss Whedon did not have any say in the design of this toy. This is a nod to the fact that he made the Hulk from Avengers a little puffy. Jokes really aren’t funny if you have to explain them and now I’ve ruined this joke. Although, I really feel it needed the explanation so that everyone understood it. Boy, the longer I go on the less funny it becomes… this whole paragraph is a disaster. You should probably just skip it.
I remember back in 2007 Play Town released some wooden figures that I have yet to see anything like it since. I picked this up because I can’t imagine seeing something much like this again in the future. While I truly understand that everyone’s knowledge of the Hulk mainly hold to the green incarnation I would love to see Lego release a grey version of the Hulk.
Who else out there decided to get something like this? Did you go out and get the whole set like me or did you decide to go another route like eBay?
I was late to the party when I realized how great the Walgreens exclusives began surfacing. I missed out on all sorts of Pops and Dorbz that I would love to purchase. Venom, Carnage, Spider-Man 2099 are all Pops that kick butt! I would rather not go to eBay so instead I do without. I was thinking I’d have to do without the exclusive Compound Hulk as well because I never bothered looking when it was all over the stores. One Wednesday in February I was on the way to my LCS when I noticed an Iron Patriot Dorbz on the shelf. I knew that the Iron Patriot was out about the same time as the Compound Hulk so I peeked at what was on the shelf behind him and saw… the Compound Hulk! I was so surprised and excited I might have said “You’re kidding me!” in a voice much louder than acceptable. I then hurriedly looked around to see if anyone heard me say that out loud. Thankfully, I was alone. Then I felt pretty embarrassed that I was talking to myself.
Either way, I was happy to stumble across this exclusive – while I have decided to really focus on the Hulk merchandise and not supporting players – I still have wanted this guy for quite a while.
The MiniMates are continuing to slay all of the other lines by constantly delivering some of the best and has the biggest array of characters offered than any other line produced. Now the “Greatest Stories” line has given us the King Hulk and Red King of Sakkar. I wish there was a Planet Hulk Dorbz – other than the Gladiator Hulk from Thor: Ragnarok – that was more comic based. That would have been a perfect pairing for this set – besides, we already have a King Hulk – or as they called it originally – World War Hulk. It was paired with Mr. Fantastic. Getting a Red King is totally worth double dipping with a King Hulk – something they should have offered the first time around!
On a trip to seek out if the new Thanos or any of the Avengers toys were out yet I came across this little Hulk treasure. When I saw it I thought nothing could be better than a toy where the Hulk fondled his balls! This little toy is so much more than a punchline though – it’s also a weapon! One where no eyeball is safe!
See, what you do is take a little soft ball and shove it deep into the Hulk’s hole. Then you squeeze the Hulk with all the might you can muster to make the ball come hurtling out of the front is his hands. If aimed correctly you can easily take out an eye or, if real lucky, an open mouth and make someone choke!
I’m just kidding, really! This toy is super cool! The sculpt is actually really quite well done! Bonus – you can lose two of the balls and no worries, you can still play with the toy because Hulk comes with extra balls! A third ball, if you will!
I was very skeptical to buying a new Hulkbuster – there was nothing wrong with the last one – and I wasn’t all that sure that the improvements to this set was going to be worth the price tag. The biggest push was the fact that this set includes a Bruce Banner figure! The only other way to snag a Bruce Banner was to pick up the larger Ultimate Battle for Asgard set from Thor: Ragnarok.
This new Hulkbuster certainly does have quite a few improvements and is a bit larger than the older version. It was a great surprise because it made it feel like this wasn’t a huge waste of money OR time. This Hulkbuster even has toes! TOES!
Some people have said that this might be a spoiler from the new movie with Bruce Banner being inside the armor instead of Tony Stark! I imagine a great scene with Banner hulking out of the armor and the Hulk breaking out to battle Thanos! That would be great!