World War Hulk (2010) / Red Hulk (2009) (Marvel Universe)

For today I have decided to do a two-for-the-price-of-one. These two figures are part of the Marvel Universe Toy line. They stand roughly 3-3/4 in. tall, much like the rest of the line up. Both retail for around $10.

World War Hulk (Wave 12/003)

This figure was released in December 2010. This figure’s sculpt includes detailed skin markings and wrinkles. The armor is also wonderfully rendered. I originally purchased this because at the time the only other Hulk figure in the line up was the original green hulk. And that figure was, quite frankly, a disappointment. This hulk was leaps and bounds above that other one. And I may be wrong but I think this figure influenced all later sculpted hulk figures for this toy series. The articulation is very nice and he comes with detachable armor and weaponry. Heck, even his sword can be unsheathed and held by the green warrior. A nice base is also included to assist in posing the figure. Overall a very nice specimen.

Average eBay value:

  • $15 loose – $20 in package (3/13/17)
  • $10-15 (4/27/16)
  • $15 (6/10/15)
  • $10-20 (9/1/14)
  • $8-20 (7-22-13)

hulk 2 pair

Red Hulk  (Wave 4/028)

Released in May 2009 this figure was created around the same time the original green hulk figure was on shelves. So this figure borrowed heavily from the same sculpt and source material. And as I mentioned earlier I was not a fan of that figure of hulk. However, this figure was in some ways sculpted better and especially the head was better modeled on the comics. I also should mention, being this is my first mention of Red Hulk, he is not Bruce Banner. Thus he is a different character entirely. I am not a fan of the Red Hulk, but I do like the way he looks and he happens to work closely with the green hulk from time to time. And sometimes it can be quite interesting (compound hulk). Getting back to the figure…he is better sculpted then the other hulks at this time. His articulation leaves something to be desired. Mostly his legs are a problem. They don’t move quite well and are difficult to pose. Honestly it seems the figure is too bulky to move pose properly. The other hulks had the same issues. They improved their designs with slimmer figures able to better adjust to their joints. And I also learned that their were two different red hulks at this time…sculpted the same except one had a matte finish and the other glossy. I seem to have the glossy version.

Average eBay value:

  • $15 loose – $20 in package (3/13/17)
  • $10 loose – $15-25 in package (4/27/16)
  • $15 (6/10/15)
  • $12-20 (9/1/14)
  • $5-25 (7-22-13)

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