Attention Hulk fans…this is one figure you DO NOT want to miss out on.
Released in October 2017 is the Disney Store Exclusive Planet Hulk figure. And boy is he gorgeous.
Admittedly I have not collected many Marvel Select figures, but this has got to be the best Marvel Select Hulk figure, if not the best general Marvel Select figure, ever. The attention to detail is amazing. The paint job is awesome (with some slight exceptions). The sculpting is almost spot-on as well.
It IS the definitive Planet Hulk (Green Scar) figure we have been waiting for. This makes the Marvel Legends Planet Hulk figure look like a cheap knock-off by comparison.
This figure looks like an almost exact copy to the Hulk in the comics. Some small design changes are present, but its amazing nonetheless. The sculpting is near perfect. My only gripe is the eyes. They seem a bit doe-eyed to me, but easily remedied by lowering his head down and letting the visor cover them. It’s really more bad-ass this way.
The paint job captures so many little details and really brings this character to life. Only in a few spots on the armor is it a bit sloppy.
The figure’s armor is amazing. I especially love his silver plated arm, complete with spikes. The shield is thankfully included, along with an wicked axe! I think this is the first Hulk figure to include weapons or any sort of add-ons.
This figure is also huge! And heavy. He commands quite a presence when displayed. This does lead to my only other big issue which is the articulation. Due to his bulk and the armor he is limited in his movements. But the poses you can pull off are really cool. This Hulk is quite a display piece. From a distance it looks more like a statue rather then a “toy”.
This figure is only available from the Disney store for $30. So forget asking your local comic shop for it. If you are unlucky enough to not be near a Disney store you will have to shell out $45 or more on Ebay, but other options may exist.
In short, if you are a Hulk fan…BUY THIS! You will be so happy with it guarding your comics.
In honor of Thor: Ragnarok coming soon….
I present the Planet Hulk Event Dial Heroclix. This limited edition dial includes not one, not two, but FOUR characters…all featured in the Planet Hulk storyline. The characters being Green Scar (Hulk), Korg, Miek, and the Silver Savage (Silver Surfer).
This item was released for the Marvel Mutations and Monsters booster set in or around 2007. It also seems these figures were produced separately as well for their own heroclix.
This is one of the coolest heroclix items I own. I managed to snag it at a comic convention for about $20. If you love the Hulk, or just enjoy the Planet Hulk story-line I feel this item is worth it for the shelf. The sculpting and poses are just about the best you could ask for. It’s also a fairly size-able piece. So you need room for it.
Current Ebay prices have it priced around $20-35.
This figure came as part of a Target Exclusive 3-pack including Ultron and Vision. This figure was called ‘Doc Green’ in reference to the smart Hulk incarnation that was occurring in the comics at the time. However, this figure bears little resemblance to that character. I mean they couldn’t even get the hair right.
However, if you look closely you see this figure is really just a repaint of older Hulk sculpts/pieces. If you look at the pants they are the same pants Hulk wore on the Avengers 2 figures. Just not painted with details and trim.
The same can be said of the other figures in this pack. They were old sculpts with a new paint job and called something else. So this “exclusive” pack was really a cheap knock-off meant to get money from dumb collectors and kids who wouldn’t care.
The only reason I own this guy is cause I found him for $5 at some local toy convention. That is all he is really worth. The only unique thing about him is the head sculpt and it stinks. Plenty of articulation, but with this figure who cares.
Overall I would say skip this guy if you see him. Unless, of course, he is cheap and you want another Hulk for the collection.
Current Ebay Prices:
You have seen him gray, you have seen him green. But I bet you never knew he was BLUE!
Yep, that is correct. There was a blue Hulk for all of one issue, and no it was not within the normal Hulk story run.
During a five issues series titled ‘Captain Universe: Secrets and Origins’ the Hulk encountered a unique entity. This entity is known as Captain Universe, and is less of a person and more of a sentient energy. In any case it ends up on Earth and bonds with Bruce Banner for assistance. This leads to the creation of a Blazin’ Blue Hulk!
This rare transformation only lasts for the first issue and sadly has not reappeared at anytime after in the Marvel universe. This heroclix figure (released in 2011) is also the only representation of this Hulk form that has ever been made. I personally really liked the idea of a blue hulk (with white pants by the way). I wish they would bring that form back.
The figure is rather generic and seems to be re-purposing an older model. However, it captures the basic idea of the concept and I like they included him wielding two energy balls on his hands.
The figure is considered ‘Super-rare’ but it doesn’t appear to be highly sought after. Ebay prices seem to range around $5-10. If you are a Hulk fan trying to collect one of each different transformation, then this one is a no-brainer.
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!
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.
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.
I feel a great disturbance in the force. As if a thousand wallets suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silent. I feel something INCREDIBLE has happened.
A Planet Hulk build-a-figure has been announced for the new Thor movie toy line. I have never done a build-a-figure before, but I think that time has come. See further details here. A gamma shout-out to JadeGiant.com for informing me.
To make this figure will set you back around $120. Start saving now as they should be hitting stores in the Fall in time for the movie.