There are kids today who are still being treated like garbage by their classmates and peers. This is not something to be overlooked or discounted. This kind of treatment can affect a person for the rest of their life. I am happy that Marvel is addressing it for this round of variant covers. And since this is a Hulk site…we gotta feature mean green. Watch out bullies….Hulk will give you a taste of your own medicine.
It has been awhile since my last post. So I thought I would come back with a somewhat unique Hulk. This Hulk was featured during the House of M storyline. An alternate universe where mutants dominate the world and humans are the second class citizens. During this time Bruce Banner is seeking peace in the outback of Australia with a group of natives. He almost achieves it, that is until people come looking for him. I do not want to ruin the story for you suffice it to say he becomes President. A really neat story and great artwork. I recommend it! The tattoos on this figure don’t exactly reflect the tattoos in the comic, but they have their own appeal.
This figure is very much like other Hulk figures. The sculpt is most likely reused from other versions. However the bald head is unique and I actually like the facial features. The real seller for this figure is of course the tattoos, which are painted really well. The rest of the figure has some shading but for the most part it’s really flat color. Articulation is aplenty on him and he is constructed very well. He also comes with a special stand for posing.
This figure was released in November 2006 as part of the House of M figure set along with The Inhuman Torch and The IT. I managed to buy this guy loose, but if you want him still in packaging you will need to get the whole set. If you can get him do it! He is not an easy one to find anymore.
eBay prices have him going for between $40-60 / $150 for the whole set in box (9/1/14)
So this poster was finally revealed during SDCC this weekend. I can honestly say it feels good to finally have two movies where the Hulk is looking the same. The whole poster can be found online, but I think I’ll just stick with featuring this beauty. I am hearing so much about Hulk coming out of SDCC. It’s getting me pumped for next May! I cannot wait till mean green gets another shot at the big screen…and this time….he’s got some competition. If Ultron wasn’t enough…Tony Stark’s got a Hulkbuster armor he’s just itching to try out. GET SMASHED!!
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)