I’m both excited and shocked to announce that they made a Korg Pop figure. There in no mention of this figure being released on the packaging so imagine my surprise when I came across this figure! While I was pretty critical of the character that was portrayed in Thor: Ragnarok there is still no denying that Korg is a huge piece of the Hulk mythos – especially the Planet Hulk lore! Knowing that you can imagine why I wouldn’t want to pass up an opportunity to own this guy!
How in the world did it get to the point where we were served with a Korg figure? I mean, granted, they had the body from the Thing so all they really had to do was sculpt a tiny little Korg head and stick it on there – but still! We were given a Korg figure! Korg, who, arguably, was the Hulk’s right hand man during Planet Hulk – one of the greatest Hulk stories of the new century!
I have said this before and I will say it again but one of the greatest (funniest) moments from the Planet Hulk storyline was when the crew of Kronans came out to battle the Warbound and Hulk realizes that the only thing hard enough to crack a Kronan outer shell is another Kronan. So, much to Korg’s horror, the Hulk picks up his teammate and starts swinging. When the rest of the Kronans were a pile of rubble the Hulk stood victorious and Korg sat crying. I know it doesn’t exactly sound funny but for those of you who read it you know that Pak wrote it infused with a sense of hilarity.
The only thing we can hope for now is a Marvel Legends line with Korg. Maybe even another Hulk Marvel Legends line – one featuring the Red King and even a Harpy… and Aquon! Holy hell that would make me happy.