Every Marvel movie has released electronic figures that can interact with each other. Most of the time I grab a Hulk for the Hulk Room and leave the rest. Of course, seeing this figure this past Thursday made me leap for joy! I spent at least 20 minutes in the aisle having the Thor and Hulk figures talk back and forth. It was so fantastic!
This is not on the level of the ML 14″ Hulk that has just graced the collection – but it’s super impressive! the button to make him talk is incorporated into the straps that go across his chest – a much better scene than the Avengers Hulk which sported the button in the middle of his bare chest. I also enjoy the accessories that this figure sports! The helmet (a must) and the huge hammer type weapon complete this Hulk to make it a must have! The price is on the more expensive side but I still feel it’s worth the pick up!
Neca has a reputation for delivering some cool action figures – so the good news is that this figure is up for order! This screaming Hulk is 2-feet tall and completely bad-ass! Check out the paint up below – and click the image for the link to order it. Click on the above image for more info. Not too sure if this will go into the collection just yet – the price is a bit… pricey and the pants look a bit silly. But we will see!
So, I was informed that the store that sold me the Avengers Hulk I showed off last week was not actually supposed to do that. These had a street date of February 1st – I found this out when I saw this set at Toys R Us last Monday and tried to purchase it – but was stopped at the register saying that they aren’t allowed to sell them just yet. How odd! But I did go back and grab these on Sunday. Of course, I would have liked to post this earlier but we here in MA were blasted with a ton of snow!
These figures are still the cheaper versions – and this set is part of the 2-packs (most of the figures in this series has a character and a vehicle) but of course, the Hulk/Hulkbuster set is the best! It is the most common in the assortment and it’s obviously because they expect it to be the most popular. The figures sculpts are really decent – but don’t expect too much out of them as far as articulation. The IM has only two points (arms) – even his head is immobile. The Hulk, on the other hand, boasts the 5 point articulation that the other inexpensive figure did. The downside is the size.
This figure is tiny – but is obviously in size with the Hulkbuster – I don’t remember the Hulkbuster suit being that much bigger than the Hulk in the comics – but we’ll see how things transpire in the movies. The Hulkbuster figure does open up so that you can slip the smaller Iron Man figure inside. It will be good to see the Hulkbuster in action in the movie rather than the little tease we were given back in Iron Man 3. So, I guess the real question we’re left with is “Is this set worth it?” Well, with the Marvel Legend figures on the way that will have a BAF Hulkbuster I don’t know if people, other than the real fanatics, need to pick this one up. Grade: C
I guess I should just admit it now that I am still watching Hulk and the Agents of SMASH. I am not totally proud of it – but not completely ashamed either. The show is far from good – but the truth, as much as it hurts sometimes, is that my daughter loves it and we watch it together. She asks me questions about the characters on the show and I have a grand time answering. Fin Fang Foom? Yeah – my daughter knows who that is now… all due to this terrible cartoon. So, I don’t totally hate it. Either way though, this new Hulk figure came out with hollow, rubbery arms. When you shake him he says “No one shakes the Hulk!” even though you literally just shook the hell out of him. This figure was found at a Target near me – but have not seen anything else from this show on the shelves here.
Still showing off pieces that I got for Christmas from my very loving wife and child! Even thought he figures were at the $10 price point, Target released this: the Target Exclusive Avengers 8-Pack (2012, $49.99). Everyone is there – Cap, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and Fury! Oh yeah… Loki is there too. How he snuck in I will never know. This is a great alternative for all those people who could not spend the clams to get the entire line up of Avengers but still wanted to. For anyone lucky enough to catch this during the season the whole set was on sale for $30.
The best part, for me anyways, and why I decided to add it to the collection, is that the re-painted the Hulk figure to have the purple pants he should have had in the first place! It looks so much better than the brown/tan. I am always a fan when they re-paint or make slight changes to a figure for a re-release.
These two totally did it…
I do have a whole bunch of new product to show off – mainly due to my very generous and beautiful wife – but I thought I would give you a double shot of Marvel Select since these two figures sort of go together! Unleashed Hulk is an amazing figure – but Barbarian Hulk (Marvel Select $21.99) may even beat that one! It’s too bad that the figure comes from such a forgettable story line. This figure, decked out in a skull necklace and tattered rags, is amazing!
It’s what’s for dinner….
The long hair and full beard even gives the extra volume to the head to make it look perfect on the body. The paint job is top notch and sculpt is fantastic as well! I guess, if anything, we should thank Aaron for writing a scenario where this figure was not only brought to life – but at a time where Marvel is making anything and everything they can to make a buck. If you see this figure and do not pick it up I am going to have to assume it’s either because you are blind, poor or out of your mind. Grade: A
Battle Action Hulk
On an impulse stop at Comically Speaking I saw this huge mother on the shelf. The sculpt of this figure is pretty great – and the best part – it’s not just “battle action!” There is Punching Action, Kicking Action AND Smashing Action! You take the joy stick provided and press the trigger to make the Hulk do any of the motions displayed on the front. I like how the joy stick has a little Hulk face on it.
Angry Joy Stick!
But surely the best part is the size of this figure. The large Hulk figures we got for the 2008 were a little less than lack luster. I was not only disapointed by the sculpt – but the paint job and coloring – this figure is way better – it doesn’t have the neon green and lazy eye issues the 2008 does. I even like the “screaming” open mouth expression. Top-notch character all the way!
Hulk Figure Up Close