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Hulk Room Saturday!

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I was lucky enough to get one – ONE – detolf before IKEA took them out of their inventory – and then put them back on at a slightly higher price.  I was given this as a present for my birthday from my sister.  Still one of the best gifts ever!  I figured I would give you a shelf by shelf look… mostly.  This image above is the Hulk foes shelf – Bowen has given us the widest range of characters I think any high end collectible company will give us.  I would drop down from shock to see anyone else give us a Bi-Beast – never mind a mind-blowing fantastic sculpt like the one we were given!  Just to lay it out you see here:

  • Bi-Beast
  • Absorbing Man
  • Wendigo
  • Doc Samson
  • Ring Master
  • Constrictor
  • and Dormammu

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Second self is dedicated to one of the best Bowen statues to be released ever (yeah – I went there).  One of the most underrated pieces for sure – the Abomination is one of the truest representations of the Gamma-Spawned monster ever to be done.  Behind him is the now defunct Blockbuster Video’s exclusive print of the first cover appearance of the Abomination that was released with the 2008 movie.  Also, a reprint of Silver Surfer #12 under the title Fantasy Masterpieces.

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Third shelf is my ode to the best two Hulk villains – the Abomination and the Leader.  You see both character busts from Bowen – and also the Dynamic Forces Leader bust (another underrated piece).  Also a custom Leader Mego figure.  The last piece is the Keown inspired Dynamic Forces Hulk statue – while small is stature a great piece!

Last level just has the Marvel Legos so I didn’t take a shot – but I hope you enjoyed the view!

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Acquisition Thursday!

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Here it is – Thursday!  Actually, I write this post on Wednesday night – fresh from my return from my LCS.  Picked up the new issues of Hulk and Savage Wolverine – which I will work on getting reviews up tomorrow.  For now, something I have had for a bit, something that appeared in my last video – the Classic Marvel Figurine Collection Constrictor Lead Figure (2012, $14.99).  Who would have thought that this villain of the week, sort of throw away character would have such a lasting impact on the MU.  I mean, some characters have come and gone without another appearance (Aquon anyone?) and then others seem to have a lasting life beyond what they should have – Constrictor is one of those characters to me!  But this figure came out great!

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Marvel Legends Returns! Constrictor (2012)

ML are back! But at a price...

You can say I am lucky – you can say I have a real knack for finding newly released figures – either way I was more than ecstatic to find the new line of ML at a local TRU today!  No one was more surprised than me to see the pegs filled with these figures!  Thor looks real good – so does Cap – but the only figure in this series I was interested in was The Constrictor!  The last time we had some new ML figures were the 2-packs back in 2010 and we were given a re-painted Hulk figure and an awesome Valkyrie… but we now have a whole line of very impressive figures!

Constrictor

The Positive: Constrictor is a Hulk villain – his first appearance was in TIH #212 – but the bad guy has really taken Marvel by storm!  In fact, they have already made a MU figure (he was the runner up in a fan’s choice) but it doesn’t even compare to this new 6″ figure!  I must tell you – I liked the plastic shell that the other ML came in – but I prefer carded figures.  It looks like Ed McGuiness has done the art work for the whole series and the image on the back is pretty bad ass.

Also, I really want to find another so I can open it up because I would love to see if the tentacle things are bendy like they are on the Bowen bust.  Now, the paint up on this figure is great – his teeth make him look like the Constrictor is infatuated with Twilight – but overall an impressive looking figure.

I shimmer in the sun too!

The Negative: Yes, you’ve heard right, it was not a rumor – the new series is a whopping $17.99 – for one figure.  When we last saw ML figures sold separately it was the mega-popular Hulk line – and the price was $14.99.  Hasbro said it was because the figures in the line were a whole lot bulkier than a regular ML series.  So what is the reason for the bump this time?  Well, corporate greed comes to mind… and let’s face the facts – they are charging us $8.99 for a very popular line that is half as big.  So – of course they are going to charge us double!  I only thank goodness that I only wanted the Constrictor in the this series.

Are you a bull rider? I can totally see your belt buckle under your costume

It still comes with a piece for a BAF (this time Terrax) but I miss the days of the bonus reprint comic.  Now, I have heard complaints about the midsection where you can see that they have re-used a piece that once held a belt.  They have painted right over it – so it’s hardly noticeable – but it is there.

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Conclusion: I love the look of the package – the look of the figures – pretty much EVERYTHING ABOUT THE LINE… except the price.  The price brings this down a whole lot so I will give it to you this way – Grade: A / Grade factoring in price: C

Constrictor Bust (2010)

Constrictor Bust

This Bust was picked up on my last trip to NJ – I had planned on picking this guy up eventually – but I was even more excited seeing it at Zapp Comics – where any self respecting New Jersian(… is that right?  New Jersey-an?) goes to buy their comic goodness week after week.  And if you visit the one in Wayne NJ make sure you ask if Corry is there – and if so tell him how much you like the Hulk – or even better – tell him your favorite Hulk story!  Then hug him.  He’ll love it – trust me.

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By the way – Constrictor is a villain that first appeared in issue #212 of the Incredible Hulk.  Most of the MU have run into the Constrictor at one time or another.  His famous weapon is the Vibranium cables he uses to choke and electrocute his opponents.  The Hulk did find a way to beat him though and as he made his way through the Marvel Universe he’s somewhat important enough to garner a bust, a MU figure (which I already posted) but why couldn’t that have happened to a better character – like Aquon!

Top Notch Sculpt!

Marvel Universe Constrictor (2010)

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This figure was brought out in the same wave as Thanos – and for some reason I hid not posted it yet!  I had 2 of them – but then Steve Yarish – of the best website ever – needed one and I hooked him up with my extra – because that’s what Hulk fans do.  They stick together.  They DO NOT get naked and paint themselves green and streak down the street saying “Hulk Smash!”  I learned that lesson the hard way… twice.