For the month of February, Marvel will be having Hulk Variant month with a number of awesome covers featuring classic Hulk scenes throughout the years. My favorite covers are by Dale Keown, Terry Dodson, and Chris Stevens. Here is a list of all the covers and the artist doing them:
1. ALL-NEW WOLVERINE by MIKE PERKINS
2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #795 by DALE KEOWN
3. AVENGERS #679 by RAMON PEREZ
4. BLACK PANTHER #170 by ANNA RUD
5. CAPTAIN AMERICA #698 by BILQUIS EVELY
6. DAREDEVIL #598 by MARCO CHECCHETTO
7. DEFENDERS #10 by STEPHANIE HANS
8. DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #294 by DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON
9. DOCTOR STRANGE #385 by MIKE DEODATO
10. INCREDIBLE HULK #713 by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
11. INFINITY COUNTDOWN PRIME #1 by MARCOS MARTIN
12. INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #597 by CHRIS STEVENS
13. MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #3 by MIKE HAWTHORNE
14. MIGHTY THOR #704 by TYLER KIRKHAM
15. OLD MAN HAWKEYE #2 by TERRY DODSON
16. OLD MAN LOGAN #35 by STEVE MCNIVEN
17. PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #300 by DAVID NAKAYAMA
18. ROGUE & GAMBIT #2 by MIKE MCKONE
19. VENOM #161 by RON LIM
20. X-MEN: GOLD #21 by ADI GRANOV
Similar to Funko POPs, this is a bobble head Gladiator Hulk from the Thor Ragnarok from the Cosbaby line. They have done other Marvel characters before, including a Hulk, but this is there best one of course. This is not available in the US (probably because Funko has the Marvel bobble head license) but you can get them on eBay from sellers in Hong Kong. Pretty cool looking, I like that they used felt for the helmet instead of plastic. There is another version of this included in a 3-set that has a chrome helmet.
Hot on the heals of the great Thor Ragnarok movie, Art Asylum has released a set of Minimates based on the Planet Hulk storyline. Near the end of the story, the Hulk becomes the ruler of Sakaar and is named the king. Of course he had to defeat the previous king, namely the Red King. The Red King comes with a change out head in case you want to see his face or just armor. The Hulk also has a pin on his back so not sure if it was just a re-use of another Hulk body piece that had a pin or if they were planning on adding something that would connect to his back. Nice to get another Hulk minimate, can never get enough of those, but really cool to get a Red King. Would be awesome if they did a boxed set with the Warbound.
Another day and another Gladiator Hulk figure coming out of nowhere. Thanks to eagle eye Jeff, we now know of a Gladiator Hulk Comicave Studios Podz figure. Comicave Studios has already created a line of other Podz figures for Disney and Spongebob as well as a few others and looks like they are getting into Marvel characters now. You can pre-order it here: Podz
Some information on the Podz figures:
-Comicave Studios’ “podz: show and store” products allow you to show off your favorite figurines using podz as a display showcase
-Includes miniature Thor Ragnarok figure as seen in the movie, a polycarbonate food Grade and shatter-proof container, and a food Grade silicon lid
-You can store little items in your podz by simply flipping the container upside down, placing your favorite items in the container, sealing the food Grade silicon lid, and placing your figure on top!
-Podz are approximately 4.5-Inches tall and 3.2-Inches wide and are food-friendly!
Mighty Muggs are back!! And they have made improvements to them, now you can press the top of their head and his face changes. There are three Hulk faces: angry, smirk, and confused. With how popular Funko POP! figures have been, it isn’t too surprising that Muggs have come back. The original ones were just a little ahead of their time. Curious to see what they do with them next.
Think you’ve seen all the Gladiator Hulk stuff to buy from the Thor movie? Nope! Now available is a Q-Fig Gladiator Hulk Diorama that features a semi cartoony style that looks pretty dang cool and it is only $29.99. There is also a Thor figure that matches with the Hulk figure. You can order it here: BigBadToyStore
Back in 2007, I was lucky enough to be featured on a Canadian tv show called Fanatical. They would do episodes built around obsessive collectors of certain characters such as the Dukes of Hazard, the A-Team, etc. and they picked myself and a friend of mine, Bruno Tapia, to film an episode around. It was a great time and it allowed me to visit Marvel Studios and meet Joe Quesada and Mark Pannicia. Great time and I was finally able to tell my wife it was worth spending all that money on Hulk toys. Enjoy!
Target is really knocking it out of the park with their Thor Ragnarok exclusives from Funko. Besides the 10″ Gladiator Hulk POP figure (awesome), they also had this retro colored Gladiator Hulk set that also came with a very cool looking tshirt of Gladiator Hulk vs Thor. If you saw the Thor movie, you know that there were very bright colors used in the movie and this is a perfect representation. Never would of thought that I would ever see a Hulk Funko POP with these colors but I am happy to add it to my collection. Even the box has great graphics on it, just like an old fashioned boxing match poster. These are only available on-line at Target so don’t go looking for it in their stores.
This is the best POP figure that Funko has ever made and will ever make. This is a huge Gladiator Hulk POP figure that was exclusive to Target. It is exactly like the normal sized Gladiator Hulk figure except that it’s HUGE!!!!!! Very hard to track down and find but worth the search. This will be a center piece in your Hulk or POP figure collection.