Gladiator Hulk Revealed at SDCC 2017
Isn’t this just glorious? This…is a thing of beauty. I have always wanted a Hot Toys Hulk. I may skip ALL the rest of the Gladiator Hulk figures and get just this ONE.
Honestly it’s a toss up between this one and the Mezco Hulk announced. Basically it will depend on final cost, the final “real-world” product (cause the street item doesn’t always match the show item), and of course my budget 😦 .
Figure seems to come with an interchangeable head without helmet and a couple pairs of hands. Most likely the figure will sit in the $400 range.
But come on…look at that skin. Look at that glorious armor! The weapons! The real-hair mohawk on the helmet.
This is something incredible.
UPDATE (7/27/17): Pre-orders for this figure are now live on Sideshow’s site. Grab him while you can!
I decided to handle both these figures at the same time since they are pretty much the same sculpt. As you can see the one on the left is a normal looking Hulk and the one on the right has robotic components.
The Robot Hulk figure was released first in 2011 in the Incredible Hulk set. The normal Hulk was later released in 2012 as part of the Galactic Guardians Set.
These probably represent the most detailed Green Hulk heroclix you will find with few exceptions. They have nicely sculpted muscles with a very basic paint job. The robotic parts seem more or less glued on extras which is why it’s odd the robot sculpt was released prior to the normal one. Their faces are kinda squished in there to handle so much detail.
The Robot Hulk is a common item while the normal Hulk is rated as ‘Rare’. Both are fairly cheap to buy ranging around $2-4 dollars.
The Hulk may be big and strong, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be cute and cuddly…right? Since the Avengers movie there as been an uptick in the amount of stuffed plush Hulk showing up. Most of these Hulk dolls seem more creepy then cool. A swear one looked just like Jay Leno. Well the trend of creepy Hulk dolls ends with this “figure”. For it is more a figure then a doll in my opinion…but a soft figure.
Fabrikations is a line of plush action figures essentially, created by Funko. They are stitched together dolls that are firm with poseable heads and sometimes arms. They are very similar in shape to another product made by the company, the Funko POP!’s. Allbeit a tad larger (it’s approx. 6 in tall). It seems in light of the huge POP! craze Fabrikations may just become the next big collectible thing.
This is the Hulk version. The head can rotate 360 degrees, but the arms are sewed to the sides. The choice of fabric and colors are nice. The hair is a bit too ‘Afro-y’ for my taste…but it’s ok. The face is easily the best part. It’s really nicely laid out and applied. As I mentioned earlier, most Hulk faces look kinda weird or creepy. This one was well done.
It’s a cute little figure. A great addition to any Hulk collection or a nice companion for your desk.
Avg. eBay Prices:
- $10-20 (7/19/17)
- $10-20 (5/9/16)
- $15 (8/26/15)
For todays collection addition I give you the infamous Compound Hulk. He was featured in Hulk #30, or to be more accurate “they” were featured. For you see it was in this issue the Impossible Man visited Earth, and to help it, merged both the Red and Green Hulk. This way they kept the strength of the green hulk and the tactics of the Red Hulk. Along with certain psychic blocking abilities of the Green Hulk.
Anyways this figure was featured exclusively at New York Comic-Con back in 2011. It came complete with its unique, stand, packaging, and a collectible box. I purchased this figure for around $35 on eBay. Thankfully the collector I bought it from had already put the figure (still in original packaging) in a plastic case and kept the original box. This figure was a limited production. I was unable to find the exact number that were made for this event. He retailed for $11 at the booth.
Essentially the figure is the Marvel Universe’s Red Hulk toy, except it was produced as a green hulk and half of it was painted red and black. Thus the quality and articulation are exactly the same to the Red Hulk. Please refer to my post on the red hulk here for further details. Due to this and its rare availability it is one of the few hulk figures I have deemed worthy to remain packaged.
Overall the paint job is nice…however a few spots could have been touched up more ( a little green is showing through the red). The card itself is unique and has the Impossible man plastered on the back and front. The stand reads #50/50. Probably not the best hulk figure based on it similarity to the red hulk figure. Nonetheless this is a unique and important addition to any hulk collection, in my opinion.
- $40 loose / $50-100 in package (3/16/17)
- $50-$100 (4/27/16)
- $55 in-package (6/10/15)
- $50-110 (9/1/14)
- $40-100 (8/16/13)