If there is one things I know about it is certainly dressing your car keys to look cool. I mean, it’s super important to have something dangling from your ignition while you drive… and also just as important to have some hard plastic or metal object jabbing into your thigh after you shove your keys in your pocket. Since the Hulk doesn’t really have a logo – unless you count the very bland “radioactive” symbol – it’s pretty difficult to find a good Hulk key chain.
Some of the older ones shown like the metal Hulk face at the top is a decent start – based on the Herb Trimpe cover art to issue #116 – but a better, more fun addition is the silver Hulk fist – which is pretty solid and heavy. I have seen that there is a colored version – but I like the silver colored key chain better.
Of course, if you want to start having more fun then you can begin and end at the Lego store. They released the exclusive Hulk figure as a key chain. How can you go wrong with a Lego Hulk key chain? I will confess – I’ve started a little collection of these guys – currently on my car keys is a Lego Batman, Lego Donatello, Lego Loki and Lego Hulk. When caught in traffic I make them all battle.
I also have the TokiDoki Hulk key chain – I actually liked these so much I have 2 Hulks, Punisher, Surfer, Thing and Thor. My LCS is pretty decent when it comes to these blind boxes – they actually open most of them up and display the hidden figures inside. I have made it clear on this blog that I am not a fan of the blind boxes…
Speaking of which – I also have the Munny Hulk… I think that stands for mini-dunny – which isn’t actually a key chain – but a zipper pull instead. Not interested in putting this on my hoodie – but I do like the look of this tiny addition to the Hulk room.
Tokidoki Hulk Charm - love the belt!
Alright, here’s a couple of great stories for you! These new Marvel charms came out and the Hulk is obviously included. They are released in solid boxes so you cannot see what character is inside – a practice I somewhat hate but is pretty ingenious in getting people to buy more than they originally intend to. Well, I wasn’t falling for it and decided to skip this little Hulk piece. As I walked up to the register the man saw me looking at the Tokidoki boxes and said that he and a bunch of friends bought a whole slew of them and love them. He then picked up his set of keys and showed me the charm he opened and – wouldn’t you know it – it was the Hulk! I said “That’s the only one I would be interested in.” He told me he would give me his Hulk – all I had to do was purchase another one to replace it. Well, that was not only a generous offer but enough to get me to buy a piece I had written off. By the way, the one I purchased for him was Rogue.
Hulk Charm #2!!!!
THEN, I was in a little comic shop last week and the owner had just gotten a whole shipment of these charms in. He was talking them up and I said I already had the one I wanted – the Hulk. He said he felt like a gambling man and told me if I could pick out another Hulk that I could have it for free – if I picked out any other character I would have to pay for it. I was in a good mood and decided to play along. I picked up each box – shook it – weighed each in my hand and the selected a box. I was not confident at all that it had the Hulk inside – but, as it turns out… 🙂 :
Two Hulks for the price of one Rogue! Woo Hoo!
So now I have two of these little guys – don’t worry – they are friends and get along famously!
This company brought out a couple of Hulk shirts – I found this one first and snagged it up immediately – because it’s just that awesome! Not only did I think it was awesome I bought it and then changed into this right away. Litterally, right there at the counter. It was a sight to behold. A month later I took the shirt off again. By force of course…