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Avengers Hulk (2017)

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Schleich Hulk Figure (2017)

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A while back Schleich produced some DC figures that were really impressive.  At the time I was hoping to see a Marvel line in the vain.  Sure enough, while perusing the TRU website I was excited to notice that Schleich was doing just that!  Of course the pic on the website looked a bit – better produced – but really, this is not much different than what is shown.  It is absolutely beautiful!  It’s also humongous – which was a welcome surprise!  I was expecting a somewhat smaller scale but this is almost as large as the Bowen Mini-Statues!

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I know the rocky base on Hulk figures may be getting tired (one of the reasons I still appreciate the Marvel Milestones Hulk statue base) but it still works!  I ordered this last Monday and it came on Saturday – I checked the website again it said it was sold out already!  Not sure if it still says that but I was shocked as these haven’t seemed to hit the stores yet!

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It is somewhat funny to me though… these days the only way to visit the classic, savage Hulk is to see him in figure and collectible form – not even the comics.  It doesn’t seem that Marvel is too antsy in releasing Totally Awesome Hulk products… yet that character continues to adorn the shelves.  Overall, look for these figures to be hitting the toy shelves very soon and snag one as soon as you can!

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