Well maybe not best sci-fi…but according to SFX magazine the Hulk was mentioned. Recently the genre magazine did a poll for their 250th issue asking what was the best Sci-fi moment to date. SFX recently released their top 10 and Doctor Who made it #1 (which honestly I cannot be mad about, being a whovian myself). But what really made my day is not only who made it to second place…but the moment in question…it beat out the likes of Star Wars and Harry Potter. Any Hulk fan should be proud!
Check out the list for your favorites.
1. DOCTOR WHO The Doctor and Rose say farewell at Bad Wolf Bay in “Doomsday”
2. AVENGERS ASSEMBLE “Puny god!” The Hulk owns Loki
3. ALIEN The chestburster
4. FIREFLY Mal Reynolds kicks a bad guy into Serenity’s engine intake (“The Train Job”)
5. STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Luke learns that Darth Vader is his father
6. BLADE RUNNER Roy Batty’s “Tears in rain” speech
7. GAME OF THRONES The Red Wedding: “The Lannisters send their regards”
8. THE MATRIX Neo dodges bullets in the bullet-time scene
9. HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE Dumbledore’s death
10. BACK TO THE FUTURE “Where we’re going, we don’t need roads”
As of now a new Hulk figure is available for purchase through Marvel.com, exclusively until July 7th.
This figure is sculpted by Gabriel Marquez and released by Diamond Select Toys. Hulk is portrayed still wearing his torn clothes, hearkening back to his origins when Bruce first transformed into the green goliath.
I kind of like the sculpt, but I wish the paint job had more detail in the skin. He really does look like a modern day Frankenstein’s monster in this form.
The figure will only be available at Marvelshop.com until July 7th. After which it will slowly be released to Disney Stores nationwide. When I see it in person I will decide if he’s worthy for my collection. Till then enjoy the pics and check out the site!
Despite the name of this figure only being called ‘Grey Hulk’ it can be plainly seen he has more going on then just that. And by more I mean the Jacket, Hat, Pants and Shoes. This Hulk is Mr. Joe Fix-It. For a short time the Hulk worked in Las Vegas as a bouncer and hit man for mob bosses. And he was really good at it too. This Hulk is not as strong as his Green counterpart, or perhaps his pure Grey version, but he is arguably one of the smartest incarnations. If nothing else, he is the most ruthless and sadistic of the transformations. He is aware of his actions and delights in causing pain and destruction. He enjoys making money and hooking up with girls. Some would say he is the expression of Bruce’s teenage side.
The figure discussed here is not the best Mr. Fix-it figure out there, but there are so few it’s worth mentioning. He was released in 1996 as part of a Hulk series by Toybiz. Made in response to the somewhat popular Hulk cartoon airing on UPN during this time. The figure takes obvious cues from the show in that it is very cartoon-like. Very simple sculpt with a basic paint job. I dare say this figure also reminds me of King Kong from the old black and white film. Not sure if that film influenced it’s design. The figure came complete with a strange looking grenade launcher gun and hat. Sadly I bought this figure loose so I do not have the gun or hat. Which is honestly fine with me since I am not a big fan of the figure anyway. However, I like Mr. Fix-it and could not pass up this figure, being that it was the only time I have seen him in person.
The figure has limited articulation and has some weight to it. I purchased mine for around $11.
Current eBay prices: $10 Loose / $15-30 In-Packaging (6/21/14)
This Hulk was released in 2010 as part of Toys-R-Us exclusive 2-pack set. Included with this guy was Valkyrie. Being this is a Hulk site we will ignore her for this review. Just bare in mind if you wish to purchase this guy still in his packaging then you will be owning a Valkyrie as well.
The figure is very much like the Red Hulk BAF (Build-a-figure). In fact I would say they used the same body mold with a green hulk variant head. Nevertheless I bought him for this sculpt. It is very flat, shiny, and with defined muscles. For me the sculpt reminded me of a sort of animated representation (a cartoon), and this I felt was unique. The paint job is very simple and varies from figure to figure. Mostly just black paint sprayed in-between certain muscle groups for shadows.Overall not the best Hulk figure in my opinion, but still a nice addition.Unless you really want him I wouldn’t sweat it.
That being said he is somewhat expensive on eBay and especially when he’s in his original packaging with Valkyrie. I believe he originally retailed for $24.99, but his pricing went up to $34.99 when he hit shelves. So depending on where or when you bought him determined his price at the time. I got mine loose on eBay for around $20.
Current eBay pricing has him as such: $20-50 Loose / $90-500 still in packaging (6/4/14)
Any fans of Game of Thrones out there? A few? Well then it that case todays posting should be a treat. If you have been following Game of Thrones then you should have a pretty recent, and vivid, memory of someone called ‘The Mountain’. Turns out he decided to stage a special event for a lucky kid on his birthday. The Mountain became….The Hulk. Check out the video below.
Any gamers out there? Have kids? Love Disney? Then its a good bet you are familiar with Disney’s answer for Skylanders…Disney Infinity. In this game you are able to utilize small figures of your favorite Disney characters and import them into your game where you can build and interact with Disney inspired worlds. Personally my inner 5-year old is going nuts over this (and Skylanders) but the adult in me dreads the amount of money and time needed to enjoy it. Mostly money…
But I think I have found a good reason to spend a few bucks on Disney’s next iteration of their game. And of course his name is Hulk. Coming Fall 2014 (possibly September) the Avengers are coming to Infinity 2.0. Yes the Marvel Universe is further squishing itself into the Disney pantheon…which still makes me uncomfortable…but fine I will deal with it. Check out the video below and the figures to be released this Fall.
I don’t know yet if I’ll buy the game to play as Hulk…but I know I will buy the figure at least. Maybe I’ll finally get to see the Hulk wipe the floor with Mr.Incredible. What? Dreams can happen!!