Tag Archives: 2008

Hulk Die Cast Car (2008)

Die Cast Hulk Car

Die Cast Hulk Car

This car will always have a soft spot in my car for the reason that one Mr. Stephen Yarish sent it to me.  You know Steve, right?  Even if you think you don’t – you do – because he’s the guy who runs THE Incredible Hulk website:

http://incrediblehulkonline.com/index.html

If you haven’t visited his website yet – then it’s time to spread the word – he has a Hulk collection that even makes me drool.  Thanks to Stephen for this little metal Hulk car that seriously rocks!  Even better – it was a gift that he sent to me  out of nowhere!  It was accompanied my a Hulk washcloth (that I already posted a WHILE back) and a Hulk toothbrush.  What a class guy Stephen is.  Class act all the way!  Now visit his site and spread the love!

Absorbing Man Lead Figure (2008)

Absorbing Man Lead Figure

Absorbing Man Lead Figure

I’ve been playing a little catch up with all of the Hulk villains released, Creel here included.  One of my favorite things about the Absorbing Man items is that they use a real chain for the ball and chain.  It’s those little bits of realism that make a piece for me.  Creel is always a fun character to read – in fact as I’m re-reading the Secret Wars right now Creel is one of the big baddies.  I like seeing Hulk take him on – and of course a fight always worth reading is Creel vs. Thor.

Creel vs Banner

Creel vs Banner

As I’ve stated before – The Absorbing Man’s first appearance was in Journey into Mystery – actually right before the bad-ass battle Hulk vs. Thor.  But the best thing about Absorbing Man has to be the great “Ball and Chain” jokes you can make about him.  “Hey, Creel!  Where’s your ball and chain?”  He would be like “Uhhh… it’s right here… with me.  It’s always with me.”  Then you could respond with “Wow!  You take your ball and chain everywhere?  You’re whipped dude!”  And then you run off snickering as Creel stands there with a confused look on his face.

Creel mackin' on Valkyrie!  Hit that!

Creel mackin' on Valkyrie! Hit that!

Kotobukiya Hulk Movie Statue (2008)

Koto Hulk Statue

Koto Hulk Statue

I look like this with my shirt off... holding a Hummer.

I look like this with my shirt off... holding a Hummer.

This statue was doomed from the beginning – starting with the fact that they chose to make half the statue a freakin’ hummer rather than a bigger Hulk.  They also made this statue with a change-o-head feature that was disastrous from the very start.  I mean, really, how are you supposed to hide the seam on a neck when the character doesn’t even wear a shirt?  And the pose?  How uncomfortable must he be holding that pose?  His head is tilted, knees bent, holding a hummer… this looks just plain bad.

Are Hulk's gums bleeding?

Are Hulk's gums bleeding?

Base - shot 1

Base - shot 1

Base - shot 2 - didn't get any better, did it?

Base - shot 2 - didn't get any better, did it?

Did Hulk have an accident?

Did Hulk have an accident?

Let’s get to the base of this statue, shall we?  Here we have the opportunity to make a decent street base – but instead it looks fake – it doesn’t even look like an actual road!  The paint job is strange to say the least.  There seems to be a “dirty” wash over his entire body.   And don’t even get me started about the skin texture!  Can someone introduce this guy to a pumice stone?  So, here I am complaining about this statue yet I have it in my collection… why, why you ask?  Well, it’s actually a simple story.

You can see the seam - can't you?  I know I can

You can see the seam - can't you? I know I can

See, my LCS is a decent place to get some products – but without even asking they purchase Hulk items thinking I will just buy them.  I am a maniac when it comes to the green Goliath – but I also have taste – which means that I refused to purchase this statue for full retail.  Full retail, by the way, is $175.  Crazy, right?  It’s scale compared to other statues alone makes it undesirable – let alone paying $200 for it.  But okay – when it was released and I was pressed to come up with a reasonable price that I would pay for it I said $50.  I thought I was being generous with that amount.  Well, this past week I went to my LCS and saw this guy in the clearance case with a big sign that said 65% off.  Some quick calculations and I figured out that the statue would run about $60 – not far off my buying price – so I took the plunge.

Side view

Side view

Back

Back

Funny enough I was close to buying the Koto Hulk movie bust at another store until the guy there told me the price – keep in mind it generally goes for $30 on ebay – yeah, well, this guy was asking $80.  Without even thinking I laughed out loud when he told me the price – then I felt a little embarrassed… for him – and left store.

Koto Hulk vs SS LSB

Koto Hulk vs SS LSB

Koto Hulk vs. SS Green Scar

Koto Hulk vs. SS Green Scar

Let’s leave this post with a positive note.  I’m glad I picked this piece up because I have something from the 2008 movie that I will display with my high end collectibles.  Also – the scale isn’t far off of SS latest Hulk dio – but let’s remember, that comes with another whole figure.  That’s about it.

Hulk Bubbles (2008)

Hulk Bubbles

Hulk Bubbles

Another value item – also found at the Dollar Tree – these are obviously bubble packs.  The first comes with wands with different designs, not that the bubbles created from these wands are actually shaped like the designs, but hey, what do you expect for $1.00?  I appreciate the effort.  There’s a wand with a Hulk face, a wand with a Hulk fist and last a wand with different sized holes for a multitude of bubble sizes.  Each wand can be pulled out, like a Swiss army knife, from the plastic container with the bad ass Hulk image on it. 

The second is a bubble pipe – hey, nothing like trying to promote smoking by making it seem like fun for the kids!  I believe they outlawed candy cigarettes for this reason – they didn’t stop selling them – they just call them “candy sticks” instead now.  But who actually smokes a pipe anymore?  I think the last one was my uncle in 1985.  These are pretty easy to find and bubbles are HOURS of fun for kids so check out getting these.

Hulk Bubble Pipe

Hulk Bubble Pipe

Hulk Snorkel – ! (2008)

Hulk Snorkel - Check it Suckers!

Hulk Snorkel - Check it Suckers!

There’s a lot of $1.00 items out there right now – it’s just a matter of finding them – The Dollar Tree has a few, Target has some. This week’s posts will showcase some of the “value” pieces out there – but I will also show the newest aquisition from Sideshow this week – with LOTS of pictures to showcase it’s beauty! Here’s the Hulk snorkel, found at the Dollar Tree and is my favorite of the bunch! Why? Because of the huge freakin’ Hulk head that’s attached to it! I don’t think I’d actually use this for one big reason, I don’t trust this to work it’s sole purpose masterfully. Listen, I like the Hulk – nay – I love the Hulk, but I’m not ready to drown for the guy…

Hulk can grow gills - what the heck does he need a snorkel for?

Hulk can grow gills - what the heck does he need a snorkel for?

Hulk Washcloth (2008)

Hulk Washcloth

Hulk Washcloth

Now this is what I’m talking about!  A Hulk Washcloth!  Who doesn’t use washcloths?  Alright, me.  I don’t – I mean, if there’s no towels around and I see a random washcloth there I will try to dry myself with said washcloth… but really, no other use than that.  We are men!  We wash our face by scooping the water in our hands and then plunging our face in!  And only with scalding hot water!  BECAUSE WE ARE MEN!  Anyways – a huge thanks goes to Stephen Yarish – you know him, the guy with the #1 greatest Hulk site on the net right here – who was sweet enough to send a little Hulk care package.  Why?  Just because he’s a nice guy.  That’s why 🙂

Hulk 3age Figure (2008)

Hulk 3age Figure

Hulk 3age Figure

I found this one in one of the hundreds of comic shops I visit.  I can’t even remember at this point – and I feel bad because I love giving shout-outs to shops that give me Hulk propers!  That’s my ghetto-speak.  Love it bitches!  Anyways, there is another little sucker out there somewhere – I need to find it now – this is the variant.  This little figure is pretty sweet though – although there is no real articulation.

The Box that held this little figure

The Box that held this little figure

Look how he has no little nose – but his head is HUGE!  He’s only about 3 or 4 inches high – but it’s so unique – I had to have it.  I might never get another one of these – just because they are imported and pretty pricey just for a little Hulk – but hey – it’s all in the quest for greatness, right!?!

Turned to the side - and the only one in focus!

Turned to the side - and still not in focus!