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!
I showed you a while ago that I had two of the green figures. I knew it was only a matter of time before I found the middle green. Luckily, my daughter loves these things and we were getting them for her as a treat and she found the middle one sometime in Jan. I just came across the Large Red Hulk one as well – and the middle Red came from a blind package. The background it comes with makes it easy to figure out which package it is without even opening it up!
I was both curious and excited to see what Lego had in store for the Marvel license in the new year. I knew they would be releasing movie based sets but when I discovered this set was on the horizon I was most excited about getting a true classic Green Hulk Lego guy! The other Lego sets have sported a Hulk based on a movie version. This is a true bright green, purple pants Hulk that has been aching to be made!
The only downside was having to get a Red Hulk along with him. Bonus, though, is getting a Red and Green She Hulk along for the ride. A while back, while at a comic con I was conned (HA! See what I did there?) into buying a knock off Red Hulk figure. I was told that Lego was going to release a Thunderbolts set – which, I admit, should’ve been my first clue. The Thunderbolts was not the most popular book while Ross was in charge.
That being said, when I compared the knock off to the real deal you can see just how much better that the Lego Red Hulk is – complete with blazing yellow eyes and a better scowl. The only odd thing is that the Lego Hulk apparently wasn’t worth sculpting toes. Good luck having a piggy go “wee wee wee” all the way home now!
The vehicles are pretty bad ass. Each of them with shooting guns and huge tires! This was a blast putting together with my daughter and you I feel 4 figures and two big vehicles are worth the money for this set. Especially when you get a Hulks like these:
I told you about the classic Hulk! Compare him with some of the other Hulk offerings from before:
The new Hulk has that classic 70’s/80’s bright green coloring and bright purple pants – unlike the more forest green and violet pants of the first classic Hulk offered. And, of course, it’s so much better than the movie Hulk in tan pants we were first presented with! Best part though? The mini-comic:
When I picked up this early 90’s Marvel magazine it was for the gorgeous Sam Kieth cover. Especially an early Venom Sam Kieth cover! While exploring the inside articles I came across a jokey article featuring bad guys of the characters who did not exist yet. I showed them off in a Facebook video a while back but basically, it had Spider-Man (Good), Venom (Better) and Carnage (Even Better) and then a character they called Bile (Best). Iron Man, then War Machine followed by the imaginary Terror Device. Ridiculous and silly characters that would never grace the pages of an actual comic… until we get to the Hulk:
Is this where Joey Q went for his inspiration? Did he check the articles in Marvel’s own magazine, then he notices this spoof article and thought “Hey! What a great idea!” I mean, I know it’s just a re-colored Hulk 2099 – but he even uses a big gun! Red Hulk with a big gun! Seem familiar?
What was a joke in 1993 turned into a reality… what was considered a outrageously insipid idea was turned into an actual comic just 15 years later. Seems Marvel was running out of ideas and turned to their least intelligent ideas, maybe out of desperation? Who knows. I just thought it was appropriate to share seeing as there is a brand new Red Hulk running around. Any confirmation on how this Hulk was created? Was the Leader involved again?
I will admit I don’t remember everything about the Red Hulk series – but one of the most glaring things I do recall is that Thunderbolt’s mustache burns off when he transforms. It’s one of the reasons his identity was able to be hidden for 2+ years. The other glaring issue with the Red Hulk making a comeback in a new Avengers series is that… well, last we saw the Red Hulk he was “cured” by Doc Green.
Is this Marvel ignoring its own continuity again or do they explain this regain of powers somehow – and in doing so why he is able to keep that bangin’ porn ‘stache?
Either way, look for the US Avengers coming in 2017.
Just saw this set announced for the 2017 season – it includes the Green and Red versions of the Hulk and She-Hulk! The best part of the whole set is the figures – but the vehicles are pretty great too – look for it on the shelves of your local shop!
That’s right – there is yet another “blind package” Marvel set to get. These blind packages seem to be taking over the entire market – and I get the appeal to some degree – but they really aren’t for me. I usually find what I need on eBay or even at some LCS that opens the a few of these boxes or packages and happens to have a Hulk. That’s how I ended up with the Grey Hulk. All the others were found on the ‘bay.
I usually enjoy the “hunt” for treasures – but with blind packages there is always so much waste that it becomes more of a chore than an enjoyable game. That being said, I do like these simple little figures. They remind me of the Handful of Heroes that were released a few years ago – except they are slightly bigger and painted.
Most of the Hulks are the same mold they just yield different color schemes. The Hulk, Grey Hulk, Red Hulk and the clear Gamma Hulk are identical in pose the only slightly different Hulk is the World War Hulk with a hand raised to attack. If you’re looking to pick up the Classic Hulk, Red Hulk and Gamma Hulk they are from series 1 – as the Grey Hulk and World War Hulk come from season 2.