I look at games like Disney Infinity or Skylanders and my wallet cries, but the kid in me goes nuts. I have done well to avoid these games and consequently can still afford to eat. However, in this case I was weak. Disney Infinity recently released (Oct.28th) the Hulk figure for its new Disney Infinity 2.0. Yes the figure was released a month early in the PS4 special edition, but I was not ready to drop $200 bucks for ONE figure. So I waited.
This figure is among the largest of all the figures. The second biggest probably being Venom (which was pretty cool I must admit). I love the simpliefied, animated style of this Hulk (a look you do not see often with this guy). He is made out of solid plastic and has some weight to him. His sculpting is basic but defined. His face could have used a bit more work and mass produced figures like this can get some really odd eye paint jobs (cross-eyed Hulk anyone?) My biggest gripe is the color scheme. The pants are too dark and the skin was too light. The pants look more brown then purple and the skin color is so light you can just barely tell he is green. Why couldn’t they have gone a shade or two darker on the skin and a tad lighter on the pants? He has no articualtion so the pose you see is what you get. Which isn’t bad.
So overall I like this figure. I just wish the color design had been more developed. I mean how hard is it to perfect TWO colors?
He is available in stores now for $14.99.
eBay prices range from $10-20 (11/7/14)
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!