I think everyone was pleasantly surprised with just hos enjoyable the Dr Strange movie was. I know I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I did! Seeing the merchandise dominate the retail space wasn’t completely unexpected though… and most of it was a pass for me. I did decide to purchase the classic looking metal figure – and as a founding member of the Defenders it makes sense in the Hulk room! So, bonus!
The one thing I noticed too is that it wasn’t riddled with holes like the Hulk figure is. Of course, I think they are just hidden behind the cape – but I have never wished the Hulk to don a cape until this moment! The only real missing piece is the details on the edge of the cape. I sort of wish it featured the yellow with squiggly pattern like it does in the comic.
Check it out! Click the image for the link. November can’t come soon enough!
Here is a great list compiled of all the reasons David Banner ever Hulked out on the T.V. show. Click the image for the list.
Walking through Target I noticed an Iron Man from a new kids friendly Avengers line and thought “Cool. I wonder if they made a Hulk?” The back of the package confirmed that they did, in fact, make a Hulk figure. It sent me off to every Target and TRU in my area. On the second Target I entered I was able to snag myself a Hulk. First thing that I noticed is the mass of this figure compared to the others in the line.
I always feel it’s important to have the Hulk be the biggest figure in the line – something that the Marvel Universe did with the first release but then subsequent releases they made the Hulk closer to the same size as the other characters in the line. Hulk needs to be bigger! He needs to be noticeably the largest figure!
This figure accomplishes that and then some! Not only is the size impressive but the Hulk is obviously based on the early silver age Hulk. Ripping the figure open I was also pleasantly surprised that they gave him a bit more articulation that I would’ve thought – not only does his head swivel but also his shoulders and elbows! His legs bend – but not the knees – that’s the only thing that would’ve really made this figure complete!
The other thing to note is that the proportions are somewhat more accurate than they have been on figures in the past. The sculpt is fantastic, with surprising detail! The paints – although very simplistic – work well and pop and of course – are classic purple! This was certainly the way to start off the year with a surprise Hulk figure that totally rocks!
There might be times where we are all a bit confused – and this year we will explore the times that the Hulk has no idea what is going on. Even the times when he isn’t sure what to do or where to go… It’s a year of confusion!
We all had questions about Jason Aaron’s run – especially when filled with moments like this:
And then the following fight ends like this:
Aaron has some good stuff out there – but his Hulk run is a huge black mark on an otherwise decent career. I bet he wishes for a time machine…
My wife has a unique problem. She WANTS to get me Hulky goodness for Christmas but I have pretty much everything. Finding things I don’t have is quite the quest. Lucky for her Diamond Select released a statue – well, a large figure, or statue, or just a big Hulk – whatever you want to call it. It’s certainly an eye catcher! The Hulk isn’t one of those super detailed Bowen masterpieces – but it is worth a look.
The Hulk has an animated style to it that reminds me of Bruce Timm a bit but also has it’s own unique look to it that has it’s own appeal. The paint applications are not the best – especially the pants – but they are also not distractingly bad. The face sculpt is has a bit of a blandness and a wash might’ve brought out a few more details but it isn’t terrible. The only real issue I can harp on are the obvious seams that appear at the neck line.
Still, the price is right on these statues and, posed correctly, look nice. This is worth the pick up without a need to haggle over how much you have to pay.