The Super Bowl is not only about the game but also about the commercials. Besides newly made commercials, it is also a prime time to advertise for upcoming summer movies. And the Avengers movie is of course one of the biggest movies coming this summer. Marvel has released a quick sneak peak of the Super Bowl commercial featuring some new scenes and of course the Hulk.
In honor of the upcoming Avengers movie, the company called Real D is releasing four special edition 3D glasses styled after four of the Avengers: the Hulk (duh, of course), Iron Man, Thor and Captain America. The glasses will cost $5 each and should be available in most theaters showing the movie.
There was a Secret Wars 2-pack put out last year that included an Absorbing Man figure whose arm was starting to transform. They decided to re-release the figure by itself in two versions: one regular human and the other completely transformed. Both of them were hard to find, I never actually saw him in any store like Target or Wal-mart. I was in Kroger yesterday shopping for groceries and they actually had this figure there. I overpaid for the figure but the way I look at it, I would have had to buy it off eBay anyways and by the time I included shipping, I actually came out a bit ahead. I would rather have the completely transformed version but I guess I will just have to wait and see if I stumbled across that one.
Okay, so I was at Target and figured I would give the erasers another shot. I did figure something out, if you feel the package, you can tell in a general way who is or is not in the package. The Spider-Man, Captain America, and Silver Surfer erasers have big round heads so those are easy to tell if one of those are present. So I felt some packages and found two that did not have a round piece (not sure if I mentioned that there are two erasers in each package). But just my luck that of course both packages included a Red Hulk. No green Hulk! Booooooooo!! I guess I keep trying.
Okay, this is one of those impulse buys. I was at Target with the wife and I saw this in the express check-out section. This is a grey Incredible Hulk puzzle eraser made by Puzzle Eraseez. It is the now popular blind packaging deals where each package comes with two mystery figures. You don’t know what you have til you buy it and open it. I only bought one package but was lucky to get the grey Hulk. There is also a green Hulk (which I want) and a Red Hulk (which I want not so much). They all look exactly the same of course, just a different color. The other figures included are four different versions of Spider-Man, two Iron Mans, a War Machine, a Silver Surfer, and a Captain America. Needless to say, I will probably end up buying a couple more to try and get the green Hulk. Oh yeah, the other one I got was an Iron Man.
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The London Toy Fair is going on right now and someone was able to take a picture of the Incredible Hulk action figures coming out for the Avengers movie. Some people are a bit upset that he has brown pants instead of purple like in the comic book. Eh, I am okay either way as long as he is in the movie and he kicks butt. Figures look pretty good from the shot. You can also see what the packaging will look like for the figures also. The US Toy Fair will be in a couple weeks in New York City so we are sure to get much better pictures of the figures plus other Hulk stuff, like the upcoming Hulk Lego figure. So stay tuned to this site to see all the latest Hulk pics in one spot!
Incredible Hulk #7
Jason Aaron (W) • Whilce Portacio (A)
Cover By Leinil Yu
Avengers Art Appreciation Variant By Charles Paul Wilson Iii
• We Dare Not Reveal More! We Wouldn’t Want To Spoil What Is Sure To Be One Of The Most Exciting Comics Of The Year!
32 Pgs./Parental Advisory …$3.99
Avengers Vs. X-Men #1 (Of 12)
Brian Michael Bendis (W) • John Romita Jr. (A)
Cover By Jim Cheung
Variant Covers By Ryan Stegman & John Romita Jr.
Blank Variant Also Available
• It’s No Longer Coming—It’s Here!
• Does The Return Of The Phoenix To Earth Signal The Rebirth Of The Mutant Species? That’s What The X-Men Believe!
• Unfortunately, The Avengers Are Convinced That Its Coming Will Mean The End Of All Life On Earth!
• The Stage Is Set For The Ultimate Marvel Showdown In This Oversized First Issue!
40 Pgs./Rated T+ …$3.99
Avengers Assemble #2
Brian Michael Bendis (W) • Mark Bagley (A/C)
Avengers Art Appreciation Variant By Stephanie Hans
• Who Is The Zodiac?
• The Blockbuster Team Behind Ultimate Spider-Man Bring You An In-Continuity Avengers Team For Movie And Comic Book Fans Alike!
32 Pgs./Rated T+ …$3.99
Jeff Parker (W) • Carlo Pagulayan (A/C)
Variants By Arthur Adams, Humberto Ramos & Walter Simonson
Blank Cover Also Available
• Bonus-Sized! A Great Jumping On Point, As The Ghoulish Haunted Hulk Arc Begins!
• Who Or What Is The Dark Figure Hunting Red Hulk?
• Can Red Hulk’s Might Match Malevolent Magic?
• Appearances By Dr. Strange, Red She-Hulk, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Daredevil And Others We Aren’t At Liberty To Divulge!
48 Pgs./Rated T+ …$3.99
Uncanny X-Men #11
Kieron Gillen (W) • Greg Land (A/C)
Avengers Art Appreciation Variant By Greg Horn
• Avx Tie-In!
• Cyclops Leads The X-Men In To Their Toughtest Battle Yet!
• Juggernaut-Powered Colossus Vs. The Red Hulk!
32 Pgs./Rated T+ …$3.99
Okay, I am not going to do a post for every single piece of merchandise that comes out for the upcoming Avengers movie but I had to do this one. Jads International is releasing a series of cologne after each of the major characters from the Avengers movie and of course the Hulk has his own. The packaging and graphics look really good for the cologne but just wondering how many people are actually going to be buying any of these. This is the description of the Hulk’s cologne: “Very unusual and rare materials have been brought together to create a woody aquatic cologne evoking both a serene sense of timeless freedom and a single-minded, unbridled passion for life. Yuzu, bergamot and tarragon create clean, clear top notes along with unexpected accords of water lily and nutmeg. SMASH! then carries an intense woody drydown enriched with Indian sandalwood, vetiver, musk and sharp cedar. Complimentary to a full range of emotions, it wears well no matter where-at work, the lab or an evening out on the town.” To see the other cologne’s, take a look at this site.
Thanks to the eagle eyes of Smashin!, comes these great new shots of what the Incredible Hulk will look like in the upcoming Avengers movie in an action pose. These images are on Ang Pows that were just given out by the Star Cineplex Sibu in Malaysia. And if you don’t know what an Ang Pow is (like me), they are red envelopes given out in Asian cultures during the Holidays as a way of wishing good luck and warding off evil spirits. Only a few more months till the Avengers movie! Hulk is going to look great!!
HeroClixs have been around awhile and they finally have come out with a set dedicated to the Hulk. There have been a number of Hulk HeroClix figures over the years but he finally gets some respect and gets a set dedicated to him. The set includes a bunch of Hulk and Hulk related figures, including those from the Hulked Out Heroes storyline. Given how tiny they are, they do have a lot of detail and the paint applications are usually pretty good. As you can see from the picture, the set includes the Savage Hulk, Joe Fixit, Cosmic Robot Hulk, Bruce Banner, Rick Jones, Skaar, Amadeus Cho, the Leader, the Abomination, the She-Hulk, Lyra, Red Hulk, Doc Samson, General Ross, Hulked-Out Aim soldier, AIM soldier, Leader’s Humanoid, and Hercules. The Ultra Hard figures from this set included the Hulked-out versions of the Avengers from the comic book storyline.