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:
If you are a fan of the Facebook Page of this blog then you know I found this figure this past Saturday. If you’re yet to be a fan of the page – like it here – I try to give extra stuff and put stuff up as soon as I find it and such. That’s neither here nor there at this point though because we have a Maestro figure in 3 3/4 scale finally! Yes, the figure is based off the Contest of Champions rather than the classic style of the character. CoC wasn’t a bad read – I wasn’t all that interested at first but I had to take a peek as the Hulk (many versions) play a big part.
The oddest part is seeing Maestro – spoilers – defeated as his main thing is being too powerful to be taken down by anyone. But hey, a character too powerful to take down by anything is a pretty boring read. I thought the series was entertaining as heck and was sad to see it end at issue #10.
The Maestro figure we are served is still a great figure but I would kill for a Maestro with removable pointy crown. Ultimately, I’m still glad to be getting a Maestro figure no matter which version. I can’t say I would give it a thumbs up in adding it to your collection, unless, like me, you’re in too deep and can’t get out!
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!
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!
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!
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!