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Marvel Collector Cops Hulk Box Odds and Ends (2017)

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I haven’t shown off everything from the MCC Hulk box yet.  The box was really one of the best surprises I have gotten from this little club.  While the service hasn’t exactly always wowed with their content I do love the little “extras” that this box held.  While I don’t think the box itself is ever something to crow about I will say that the images plastered on the inside of the box does give me (or any Hulk fan) a warm feeling inside!

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Pretty much every classic artist who made the Hulk the character he is today is represented in this box! Buscema, Kirby, Byrne and others have images

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There was no Hulk pin this time around – which I know some people will complain about – but the inclusion of a patch with a classic Buscema looking Hulk is just plain awesome!  I am unsure of what people do with patches these days – back in my day I would take out my jean jacket and affix it to the back.  No one was cooler than a highly decorated denim coat.  I don’t think I even know where my old jean jacket is nowadays…

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The shirts have always had a Funko Pop theme to them – some of the better shirts avoid that pitfall though – and this “evolution” transformation shirt doesn’t follow the trend and it’s all the better for it.  You can’t deny the pure awesomeness that this shirt displays.  Even the mid-transformation Banners look expressive and cool!  The black background with the light neon green letters is absolutely perfect!  Anyone Hulk collector that missed out on this box will most likely be kicking themselves for years to come!

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Stress Ball Hulk Dorbz (2017)

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One of my favorite little gems from the Marvel Collector Corps box was this little, squishy green Hulk that looks eerily similar to the original Hulk Dorbz.  I can only hope to get a hold of another one soon!  It is interesting – while being part of the MCC is usually a thrill itself, thanks to eBay you should be able to get a hold of anything you’d like.  You may be paying a premium for them though – and it seems like there are a whole slew of people who are just part of the subscription service to do just that.  Search out Hulk stress ball and you’ll find this little guy all over the place for anywhere between $6-$30.

Looking forward to the next box – Wolverine themed – but I know if I ever decide to drop this club I know I will be able to get a hold of anything I want from the ‘bay!

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First Appearance Hulk/Banner Pop! (2017)

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I haven’t even really been able to get into the Marvel Collector Corps box that was sent out in December – that’s how crazy last year was! Filled with so much great Hulk merchandise!  Going forward I’m really going to try to catch up – but keep in mind the way this blog works I usually post 1 or 2 items a week.  This works out well as I don’t get overwhelmed in blogging and I can keep an accurate record of everything I still need posting.

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As much as I enjoy getting deliveries of Hulk merch I’ve also become a little disillusioned by the MCC.  The Thor: Ragnarok box was supremely disappointing – fidget spinner and all – with very little Hulky goodness inside.  The only real exciting part was knowing that the next box was going to feature the greatest Marvel character ever conceived – the Hulk!  We were even given a little teaser letting us know the most anticipated part of the box would be the 2-pack Banner Hulk first appearance.

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Taken straight from the cover to the 1962 Incredible Hulk comic book we are served with a Banner Pop and an oversized Grey Hulk!  It’s been a very long time coming that we were to get a grey Hulk Pop.  I was sort of hoping for a Mr. Fixit – but seriously, this is splendid!  Finally getting a Hulk in his original drab color has been one of the biggest hopes of avid Hulk and Pop collectors, myself included!

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If I had a chance to add in just one little wrinkle to this magnificent 2-pack, I would have loved the Hulk to have the yellow shirt rather than the grey shirt drawn on the cover.  Much like depicted on the description page in the box.  Banner, who is an impressive little twerp of a Pop even sports some thick lenses for his glasses!  It’s truly an achievement for Funko delivering such a fantastic duo to us – especially since the Thor box offered what felt like a retread of helmeted Loki.

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The Hulk and Banner will easily be sought after for years to come – it’s already being snatched up for double to price on eBay.  If you have the chance to snag this set then really – do so!  The whole box is awesome – you will see as I post more from it.

 

Hulk Key Chains (2017)

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I should have started a category a long time ago just for the Hulk key chains – because, wow, are there a lot of them!  Hulk Key Chains come out more often than actual action figures!  This set includes two of the more recent offerings – one from Funko and the other is called the Hulk Icon Ball Key Chain.

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The Ball Icon can be purchased without a game of chance while the Funko figure has the added bonus of being enclosed inside of a blind package that’s impossible to tell what’s inside.  Trust me – I was trying for figure it our for easily an hour.  Man, I hat blind bags!  So I tried my luck and purchased two – one thankfully was the Hulk and the other was a Dr. Strange.  I’ll take that as a win.

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Hot Wheels Gladiator Hulk (2017)

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I love these themed cars!  I was not aware of this until I saw another Hulk fan post this on Facebook – by the way, if you are on FB then you should like my page, I post things on there way faster than on here.  The poster who made me aware of this gem also mentioned that he was not willing to pay scalper prices.  I understood what he meant when I looked on the bay for this big guy and sure enough it’s been posted for double it’s going retail rate.

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I was able to mosey on into a Target and found two sitting on the pegs.  I consider myself lucky because I probably would have caved and paid the higher price for it.  I’m not obsessed with making sure I obtain every Hulk car – but this one is unique enough that I would’ve been remiss to not get this big guy.

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Hot Wheels She Hulk Van (2017)

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Always happy to see Retro images being used on today’s merchandise!  The image on the package comes from the cover to Savage She-Hulk #1! The image on the van is different of course and, as a total guess, I’d have to say it’s from an interior page – but where exactly will have to stay a mystery for now because I’m not scouring my books for one image!  Maybe someone out there knows – let me know in the comments!

Gladiator Hulk Exclusive Dorbz (2017)

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In the days before the internet you had to hope that any stores hosting exclusive figures (which first occurred to me in the 90’s with, of all things, Star Wars) was an easy car drive away.  Now. of course, with access a computer, everything is just a mouse click away.  Whenever I heard that Books a Million was going to have an exclusive Dorbz I had to just hope that it would be available online – and not “ebay” online – the secondary market be a blessing and a curse.  Sure, it helps to be able to sell things when you can – but it also gives an outlet to people who are greedy opportunists, selling the more sought after toys for triple the retail price.

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Luckily, I had the good fortune to come across some great deals where I was able to snag one – or two – of each.  I never even heard of Books a Million but they certainly are more popular after this past winter!  Having the exclusive that has the Hulk in his “off time” gear was a brilliant move.  It’s one thing to have the Gladiator Hulk in his action gear with or without a helmet but it’s a whole different animal to have the Hulk in new gear.  Especially when it’s the Hulk – who is not known for costume changes.

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I don’t want to take anything away from the Walgreens Exclusive Hulk – it’s a great piece!  Just slightly different from the regular (limited) Dorbz this figure has no helmet and a little axe – which I prefer over the alien hammer that the Hulk sported in the movie.  Both of these exclusives are different enough to be worth the separate purchases.

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Years ago, Funko released the second Pop figure of the Hulk and it literally was just a repaint of the first Hulk except he had tan pants.  I chose not to get that Hulk because it seemed redundant to me.  That was a mistake, of course, as that Hulk is now “retired” and really expensive.  I sort of regret not buying it – but I also don’t.  Again, it was just a simple repaint!  Thankfully, these figures are all so different it’s not like buying the same thing twice!

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