After much waiting this much anticipated 2-pack from Marvel and Hasbro has arrived. Slated for release in August 2019 I was lucky enough to receive mine a couple weeks early (writing as of July 12, 2019).
To be honest I had mixed feelings on this set. Of course I was excited by the new Hulk, but as I saw more press photos released I became concerned the quality of the released figure would not match the press photos. Also, I was not a fan of the head sculpt at first.
Well I can safely say my fears were undone upon opening the box. This Hulk is massive. Articulation a-plenty for multiple poses. The paint job is subtle, but effective. And the inclusion of extra hands and the torn shirt are an added extra bonus. (Not to mention the head sculpt has grown on me)
This level of quality and detail extends more or less to Wolverine as well. That being said Hulk is the definite winner in this 2-pack.
As soon as I got them out of the box I attempted to pose them as they were on Incredible Hulk #181. And with some assistance I was able to mostly pull it off – I would suggest the use of fake terrain or a figure stand to do this though.
This is easily the best basic Hulk figure in years. Though I am sure Wolverine fans will appreciate the look of this old-style Wolverine as well.
As mentioned Hulk comes with 4 hands (2 open and 2 fists) along with a rubber shirt. This rubber shirt stays on pretty well. I’m still not sure if I prefer the shirt on or off yet. Though I will say the shirt helps hide some of the shoulder articulation leading to a more seamless figure when posing. The butterfly joints in the back really help give this character range of motion in the arms.
The hands and feet of Hulk are beautifully sculpted. Probably the best parts of the figure, strange as that sounds. The head sculpt isn’t bad either and is sculpted/painted really well.
Wolverine is sculpted really well, but I feel the paint job on him is a bit more basic. His muscles could have been better handled by defining some shadowed areas. He also has four hands (all fists, 2 with claws extended, 2 with no claws).
I do feel the price point of $60 was a bit much though. If I were to break it down Hulk would be approx. $40 while Wolverine is worth $20. Even at that breakdown it would be a large price to swallow buying these sold separately. Honestly this should have been priced around $40-50 in my opinion.
That being said, overall this is a great figure set for any fans of Hulk, Wolverine, or just a toy collector in general. I highly recommend it! But if the price point is high for you (and you only want one figure) I might recommend looking at the secondary market for loose figures.