There was a time when Hulk ornaments were a hard thing to come by. These days it seems that a few new ones pop up every year. Hallmark especially has given us a few that really were memorable. The Hulk vs Wolverine ornament was unique and memorable. The large talking one from last year was one of the best pieces on my tree!
Of course it started with the, looking back now, crude Hulk from 1997. It features the Moe haircut and was obviously inspired from the merged Hulk of that era. For some reason, though, I love it! I’m not really having the same feelings about the new ornament.
The Hulk vs Ultron. Yes, that is what the last movie featured… except that wasn’t the Hulk’s shining moment in AoU. It should have been Hulk vs. Hulkbuster. That’s not the only thing wrong though – it is simplistic paint job that lacks impressiveness. Neither the Hulk or Ultron is designed very well. The sculpts aren’t really the problem – it really lies with the elementary paint job. For the price we pay to Hallmark I expected something a whole lot better.
I enjoy when Harbro releases these 3 packs. The Agents of SHIELD one from TRU is pretty fun, even though I didn’t pick it up, I thought it still looked great! It not really being Hulk related I decided against it. I do have quite a few collectibles that are not Hulk… and even some non-Hulk related – but those are few and far between. Target themselves seem to carry some of the more enjoyable 3-packs. I remember the first one I saw was the Cap, Ms Marvel and Radioactive Man boxed set – and while I thought the figures were really very decent I didn’t have a desire to own it. Radioactive Man was the real unique figure and since he was more of a Thor villain I didn’t see the need to buy one.
This 3-pack is just hitting the shelves here on the East Coast and it boasts an Ulton, White Vision and a new Hulk. Really, it’s just the head mold of the Hulk that’s new… that and maybe the hands (which don’t look all that great) but the body is obviously a re-use of the latest Marvel Legends Hulk.
The head has a close shaved cut reminiscent of Waid’s Indestructible Hulk. The better part of this figure is the re-paint showcasing the classic purple pants. I never collected all of the pieces to create the BAF Ultron from the AoU Marvel Legends line but this figure is well done. It does seem as though Ultron may have an odd acne problem with boils adorning his upper chest, thighs, shoulders and calves. The Vision figure, I’m guessing, is supposed to be a phasing variant but it just looks white.
Overall, the Hulk figure is really cool looking – and right now Target has this 3-pack discounted on their site for $30. If you mention this at any Target they will honor the price and you will avoid the regular $50 price tag. Happy Hunting friends! Let me know what you guys think of this figure.