Red Hulk #050 Heroclix (Web of Spider-Man)

If you ever find yourself wanting to collect Heroclix just for aesthetic value I would highly recommend this piece. This is the Red Hulk #050 released in 2010 for the Web of Spider-Man set. The detail in this tiny figure is amazing. Just about every taught muscle and skin wrinkle is featured. It makes me very sad that as of this writing there isn’t a green version that meets the level of detail in this guy. Though there is a gray one of mention. The pose is nice too, but it’s hard to get a good look at him since hes crouched very low.

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The figure is Super Rare leading to a typically higher price, but have dropped in recent years. I bought mine for around $20+, but eBay (as of this writing) typically has him for around $12-20.

Marvel Select Red Hulk (2008)

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As I stated the last time I featured this guy…no he is not THE hulk. He is A hulk. This red hulk is an entirely different person. I will not divulge his secret identity although I am sure you already know by now…and I will end with saying I don’t agree with Marvel’s choice. This Hulk is very strong, very smart, and very red. He has given the real Hulk a challenge. But unlike Hulk who gets stronger as he gets angrier (which is entirely how the red hulk is defeated) this Hulk simply gets….hot. Yes he heats up. If he gets too hot his body shuts down. The only real edge this hulk has is his keen intellect and his use of tactics. One could say this hulk is military trained. I collect certain red hulks ,which include this figure, because he does look cool as a red hulk…and he is part of the hulk in a sense. And he does do some smashing.

The figure itself is huge. One of the biggest in my  collection. Due to his short supply when I got him he hasn’t left his packaging. Although in recent months there seem to be more of him cropping up at comic stores and such. He has a limited paint job, but his muscles are fairly well sculpted. The face seems kind of scrunched…which brings me to the complaint of his head.Its tiny. In comparison to the rest of him his head is really small. He also comes with a sculpted smashed ground base for posing. He sports 14 points of articulation. Since he is still in the packaging I cannot comment as to his pose-ability limits and issues with weight distribution. All-in-all a cool figure. I certainly think he’s sculpted better then the Marvel Select green hulk. Figure was released December 2008.I purchased him for $20 bucks from a friend about two years ago. At the time I got him his price had been near $50 online.

Current Avg. eBay prices:

  • $25-30 (3/24/17)
  • $25 (4/27/16)
  • $30 in-package / $15 loose (4/16/15)
  • $25 (2013)

NYCC 2011- Compound Hulk (Marvel Universe)

compositeFor 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. 

eBay prices:

  • $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)

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)

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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)