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New Marvel Legends Icon Hulk on the way!

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I have been waiting to hear about the release of a Hulk from this series for some time – and we finally have the news!  Make sure to click on the image for the link and read all about it!  Thanks to Josh who let me know about it on the Facebook page!

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Something Special for a Monday

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A lot the best reasons for keeping this blog going is the friends that I have been able to “meet” over the years.  Hulk fanatics like myself who not only like to collect but converse with like-minded fellows who share an affinity for the green goliath.  All stemming from the people who come here to post, and comment about all things Hulk I’ve become what I consider friends – albeit “online friends” – with at least a handful of people out there.  There’s joefixit, and Fiddy, 465, JG, Dave, Hulk Smashing, Zeno.  These are the people I have had the pleasure of talking to and even some have helped each other out when looking for a Hulk item – there’s been too many times to recall when Steve sent me Hulk goodness through the mail or when he was looking for a figure I was able to locate one and sent it to him.  I remember sharing my good fortune with Fiddy when I came in possession of two display boxes for the Superhero Squad Hulk figures.  Each of these times we did not ask for anything in return, we just helped each other out because we wanted to.

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Well, there is another Hulk fan on this site that I consider a friend.  Someone who had already given me one of the biggest pieces of the collection – this Hulk wall plaque – and it was already a very generous addition which I was super excited to get.  Now, Gammapup, aka: Mike has outdone himself.  Before I delve into what transpired this weekend I have to take a little aside here.

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About a year ago I had to sell off a chunk of the collection to finance a few renovations that needed to be done to my house.  As you know, if you follow this blog, I had a son about that time.  Before he was due I needed to replace a dilapidated carpet and the vintage washer and dryer we had in the house.  The money we needed for both exceeded the total we had in savings.  My only choice, with Antone William Banner on the way in a short time, was to let go some of the pieces in the Hulk collection.  I hated to and I had to mentally prepare to do it – which wasn’t easy – but when all was said and done I had released the Hulk Classics and Marvel Legends Hulk line.  I had made peace with the decision but everyone once in a while still mourned the loss of those beautiful figures.  Some of my favorites.  I knew they would be impossible to replace as they have now become expensive and pretty rare.

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Like I said, it was a hard choice but did so willingly for the betterment of my family (if you saw this carpet you would understand – you can’t have an infant crawling around on that!)  Well, on a trip to NJ and a visit to one of the greatest comic shops known to man, Zapp Comics, Gammapup came in.  He walked over and we struck up a conversation.  We had met before, of course, but never had the time to really have a decent back and forth.  As we were discussing life and what we were up to he mentioned he was turning in some figures to see what he could get for them.  He said he had some Hulk figures if I wanted to take a look.  Always interested in seeing what green pieces fans have I headed out to his car and saw that he had the entire Marvel Legends Hulk line – as well as almost every Hulk Classics figure – just missing War Hulk and Smart Hulk.  Excitedly I asked what he was looking for them.  He then said something that I will never forget.

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Very rarely in this life are you presented with an opportunity to see true selflessness.  Mike said that they were mine if I wanted them.  I couldn’t believe my ears.  A true generous move by a Gammabro I consider a friend he gave me something I never thought I would have the chance to own again.  When I originally picked up the set I paid retail – and now quite a few of them are insanely priced – to the point that I didn’t think I could spend the money to replace the figures and justify it.  Also, what Mike did was give me a feeling, an excitement about collecting I haven’t had since I sold off the chunk I did.  It really gave me a rejuvenation of sorts about my collection.  I couldn’t stop taking about it the rest of the weekend.  My wife must have heard me mention what an amazing moment this was about a thousand times!

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If I didn’t convey it properly at the time, Mike, I want to thank you again.  Thank you so much for giving me back a piece of the collection I never thought I would have again.  You truly did a nice thing for me and I will be forever grateful. Hopefully, one day I can do something for you that is just as nice.

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King Hulk Marvel Legends (2008)

Marvel Legends King Hulk

Marvel Legends King Hulk

This is one of the only figures that comes with accessories!  A huge sword and ax!  The figure itself is one of the best in the entire series – and I have to say – better than the Planet Hulk figure they released before. 

Close up of King Hulk

Close up of King Hulk

This time around he reflects the Hulk we saw in the comics much better – and he has the silver arm from the start this time!  While there will be variants in this line – the Savage Grey Hulk that I posted will have a green variant (maybe 2!) – I can’t see how they could improve this figure. 

Screw Zohan... Don't mess with the King Hulk

Screw Zohan... Don't mess with the King Hulk

Eat your heart out Clooney...

Eat your heart out Clooney...

This is the only figure that I bought one to open (well, so far) and I have to say the articulation on this figure is great!  The scowl on the Hulk’s mug accents any pose you can put him in.  The paint application is much better on here than the Wendigo figure, it covers all of the intricate details, like spikes on his leggings and the crown on his head.  As these figures become more and more available I hardly see this one – so get it while can!

"FREEDOM!"

"FREEDOM!"

She-Hulk Marvel Legends (2008)

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Marvel Legends Savage She-Hulk

This would be the short-packed figure of the line.  And of coirse this is the one that has the best part of the BAF Foom.  The head and neck!  You can see just how cool the massive figure is going to be when you look at the detail that litters this figure!  Take a closer look at the head here (as well as a She Hulk crotch shot):

Fin Fang Foom Head

Fin Fang Foom Head

Now we can get to the She-Hulk figure.  This figure is based on the Savage She-Hulk that first appeared in the comics – not the sexy lawyer that she evolved into.  Her face is done really well and the cloth dress actually comes off to reveal that She Hulk is a huge fan of the string bikini!  I think that this figure is done really well – the wild mane of hair and the expression on her face – she almost looks to be growling!  If you can find this figure consider yourself lucky because the price is already sky-rocketing on ebay!

Savage She Hulk Close Up

Savage She Hulk Close Up

Upcoming Marvel Legends Line…

Here’s what I found out about the new ML Hulk Line coming out soon.  See all the pictures of the upcoming line here.  It looks as though they are mainly focusing on Planet Hulk characters rather than a classic or movie line.  I was hoping for a real kick-ass Leader figure.  Or at least a Betty Banner figure (which they’ve never made).  But lucky for us they do seem to be including a Son of Hulk figure.  Ugh.

“Hulk 6″ Marvel Legends” Line for 2008!

This link here will bring you to a page that has the annoncement – although it doesn’t say what characters will actually be in the line – it does confirm it!