Back in my childhood days I would never had imagined they would have made a plush Hulkbuster. Or hey, a plush Iron Man at all! Unfortunately, the helmet doesn’t open up at all – and really – there isn’t really anything to this little guy other than his cuteness and soft, squishy body. If that’s not something you’re interested in then skip this piece. For me, I will gladly pair this up with the Gladiator Hulk soft that this company offered.
The Q-Figures are interesting. The original Hulk Q-Fig was given away with Loot Crate and didn’t really generate a lot of interest. The figure is fun but really small and kind of unimpressive. Well the figures took a sharp turn into awesome-ville with the Thor: Ragnarok releases. While there is a Thor figure I didn’t buy I did pick up the Hulk. I picked up 2 actually – but keep reading for the reason why.
The Gladiator Hulk here is a stylized animated Hulk with a rageful, angry expression that was missing from too many of the other Hulk figures from this movie. While this is a definite pick up for any serious Hulk collector I do have a small gripe.
The “clouds” generated by his rampage are a bit too large and they divert your attention away from the figure where it really should be. Other than that though – it really is a great piece! I was able to acquire two for a reduced price due to the packages being slightly damaged. Overall, you should go out to purchase this figure to add to your rooms of green!
I can’t express the sheer joy that overcomes me when I stumble across something Hulk that I haven’t seen before but desperately want in my collection. Of course, with the amount of stuff that continues to flood the market I’m more shocked that I don’t find things on a more regular basis. But this, like most things these days, is a gem brought to us from the good folks at Funko!
The stylized sculpts are really fun and I’m even pleasantly surprised to find that pretty much everything released – even though it’s from the same company – looks unique and different. The Wobblers have a much slimmer body but also more dynamic poses! I don’t even mind the exclusion of the Hulk brandishing any type of weaponry! His expressively large head commands attention and his helmet sporting the huge feathery fin tops this wobbler out to be taller than most!
If there was one thing to pick at it would be that Funko is made to make all their Marvel pieces bobble heads. While Wobblers actually make sense to “wobble” something it doesn’t seem out of place here – but I would certainly love to see Funko be able to deliver something other than Dorbz that doesn’t require this feature!
As much as I have a reservation about how the Hulk was portrayed in Thor: Ragnarok I look back fondly upon the movie. I look forward to adding it to my library and watching it with my son and daughter. Then explaining to them why the Hulk should of had an obedience disc and how portraying him as a ruthless killer is complete bullshit. Oh man, family bonding at its absolute best! That being said, when my local Toys R Us was getting ready for the Black Panther movie release they were letting the Thor: Ragnarok stuff go. And by that I mean they were tossing it. I was lucky enough to save this double sided banner that sat above their feature area. I still love how this was a Thor movie that the Hulk took center stage and once again stole the show!
So, I know I mentioned my addiction to buying the Mystery Mini Venoms – but it’s getting just as bad with the Thor: Ragnarok mystery mini Gladiator Hulks! So far the count is 14 Venoms (with 2 other ones given away to friends) and 7 (3 not pictured) of the helmeted Gladiator Hulk (9 Hulks if you count the Hot Topic exclusive)
I am notorious for being loyal to Bowen – but with Bowen being on hiatus from creating any new product who can you turn to? Sideshow has produced some beautiful (and some other “conceptually interesting”) pieces but I’ve always though the prices were astronomical. Well, they are now offering this awesome 1/10 scale hulk of resin for a much more affordable price! Click on the image to be brought to the page.
One thing I did not want to do was to have to pay scalper prices for something so tiny like this little guy here. While I like having this character, since he debuted in the Planet Hulk storyline, I didn’t think it was all that important. I mean $30-$45 for a tiny figure like this, I just wasn’t about to shell out the dough for it!
Why is it so expensive? Well, this is one of the rare 1/72 figures. Luckily, it is also one of the heavier figures to seek out. Snatching one up should be easy – it’s heavier than the most of the other characters but lighter than the Hulk.
I do find the little guy a bit disturbing – check out his stomach and what looks like tiny nipples poking out. Ugh, looking at it makes me feel like Luke in the latest Star Wars. I feel like I should milk him and drink the green sludge just to freak people out. I was psyched to find this guy though.