With the advent of the Secret Wars wiping out all current universes in favor of a single unified world I think we should explore this Hulk version.
If you are unfamiliar with the 2099 universe then your immediate reaction is that, this isn’t the Hulk. But I assure you this is, well…sort of. I have yet to read the 2099 arc, but I plan to. From what I understand in the future Bruce Banner and the Hulk are worshiped by an underground cult. Somehow an innocent bystander gets wrapped up in this cult and somehow becomes the green creature you see pictured here. If anyone wishes to elaborate I welcome it in the comments. So this isn’t Bruce or the “true” Hulk. But this is the Hulk of that universe or time frame.
This figure was released by Toybiz in 1997 as part of the Hulk Transformations line-up. Actually in the same line-up as The Maestro figure. This figure has some decent sculpting in comparison to the other figures. The paint job isn’t stellar but it at least enhances his muscles. The inclusion of his signature long tongue and real hair for the green mane are some nice added details. My only gripe is the lack of articulation, especially in his long fingers,hands and ankles. He is very statuesque, like the others in this line-up. The figure comes with a type of chainsaw and gatling gun. However, I feel those extras were stupid, and don’t really add to the figure, so I choose to ignore them.
I purchased the figure online for around $15. He came with some of the packaging and the guns, but he was removed from the card.
Avg. eBay Prices:
- Loose price unknown / $20-30 in-package (7/19/17)
- $20-30 in package / $10 loose (5/9/16)
- $22-60 loose or in-package (6/23/15)