Avengers Assembly Radiation Rocket Leader Action Figure

When Hasbro first announced they were canceling the Marvel Universe line of figures and replacing it was a more movie-centric Avengers Assemble line, I figured I would never get another Hulk villain. Low and behold, one of the early waves of the new line includes a Leader figure. Of course my guess is that this figure was already lined up for the Marvel Universe line before it was decided to be cancelled so they might was well use it. And I am glad they did. This is a nice looking figure (they did reuse some pieces and parts from previous figures but it still looks really good) and they did a good job on the face sculpt. While I will always be a bigger fan of the classic big tall head version of the Leader, I can appreciate the newer version also. Just glad to get a Hulk related figure at all. Not sure if this wave has actually hit the stores yet, I ordered this off of the hasbrotoyshop.com website. Couldn’t wait since I figured the Leader would be short packed anyways and it would be a pain to find.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige Comments on Ed Norton as Hulk in First Avengers Movie

In a recent French interview, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige had this comment of Ed Norton reprising the role of Bruce Banner in the first Avengers movie:

On negotiations with Edward Norton to reprise the role of Hulk for The Avengers, the part which Marvel chose to give to Mark Ruffalo instead, Feige said that “there never really was a negotiation period on that one … there were very, very brief discussions. But very soon after that, very early on the process, we identified Mark Ruffalo as who we wanted to play this character”.

Based on what I heard about Ed Norton and his conflicts with the director of the Incredible Hulk movie on how the movie was edited, I am kinda surprised they even had a conversation with him. Movie would have been a bit different if he did come back. I thought he did a good job on playing the role of Bruce Banner in the movie though.

Kevin Feige Talks Incredible Hulk Solo Movie Possibilities

Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios president, was doing an interview recently and had this to say about an Incredible Hulk movie

“We have been discussing after Avengers what that would be, what that would look like. It’s really Mark Ruffalo portrayal of Bruce Banner, in the way Joss Whedon brought him to life in Avengers that worked. It’s even why you ask me that question. Which is good, we wanted that to happen, we wanted people to come out of Avengers saying The Hulk was their favorite character or at least on of their favorite. The fact that it did happen, was awesome. So, you know, all of the effort related to Hulk right know is going to Age of Ultron. It’s exciting, because he hasn’t been in any other film, so you can expect to have a lot of Bruce Banner and Hulk in Age of Ultron. Where we go after that ? We’ll see. It will be a little while before we figure that out but, we do think there’s plenty of opportunities with the Ruffalo Banner.”

It sounds like Marvel is definitely open to another Hulk solo movie but it may not happen as soon as I would like it to. Maybe the Hulk will be the best character in Avengers 2 like he was in the first movie and they will not have a choice but to make a movie.

Hulk Makes a Crash Landing in Infinity #5 Issue Sneak Peak

Infinity has been the big Marvel event this year and of course it involves all the Marvel heroes. What makes this event different than a lot of the recent ones is that the Hulk is actually involved in this event. He hasn’t gotten much face time in the series but in issue #5, out Wednesday October 30, you can see in this advance preview that he makes a rather large crash landing, taking out one of the enemy badguys. Love the look he gives in the bottom panel.

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Micro Muggs Incredible Hulk Figure

Hasbro came out with Mighty Mugg figures a few years back and they were a big hit when they first appeared. I guess they kind of lost popularity because the regular Mighty Muggs turned into Mini Muggs and now they only have Micro Muggs. I saw a package with 4 Avengers Micro Muggs but I didn’t want all the figures so I just bought the Hulk off of eBay. Once I got the figure, I was a bit disappointed as when you look at the back of the figure, it looks incomplete. I figured the figure would be just one solid plastic figure with no articulation but I kinda assumed it would be a complete figure. You could not tell from the packaging when I saw it in the store. From the front, it looks great but turn it around and boo!

Funko POP Vinyl Bobblehead Compound Hulk Figure

Funko has a really cool line of Bobblehead type figures (and there are a ton of them!!!!) and there is a Hulk version already but there is actually an exclusive Compound Hulk version. While the Compound Hulk was only in one issue of the comic book, he already has a regular action figure (which was also an exclusive at NYCC in 2012) and now comes this Toy Anxiety exclusive. It is pretty neat looking, I think this will be one of the few figures I do not take out of the box. You can order your own here: Toy Anxiety

Disney Vinylmation Marvel Series Incredible Hulk Figure

Disney has been making these vinylmation figures for awhile now based on their various animated movie properties. It is basically a blank figure of Mickey Mouse but repainted to look like another character. While the acquisition of Marvel, it was a matter of time before the Marvel characters were brought into the series. In case you are not familiar with the toys, they come in a sealed box and you are buying them “blind” since you don’t know what figure you are getting until you buy it and open it up. The Hulk is a pretty cool figure with the ears looking like gamma radiation. This is series 1 so I hope there is a series 2 with a grey Hulk version maybe.

Lego Marvel Super Heroes Game to Come out This Tuesday, See the New Poster

Just in case you haven’t seen all the clips and news that have been going on the last six months or so, the new Lego Marvel Super Heroes game is scheduled to come out Tuesday October 22. See the official news release and new poster below. And don’t forget to buy the game and play as the Lego Hulk yourself!!

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes features an original story crossing the entire Marvel Universe. Players take control of Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Hulk, Captain America, Wolverine and many more Marvel characters as they unite to stop Loki and a host of other Marvel villains from assembling a super-weapon capable of destroying the world. Players will chase down Cosmic Bricks as they travel across LEGO Manhattan and visit key locations from the Marvel Universe, such as Stark Tower, Asteroid M, a Hydra base, and the X-Mansion.

The game will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita and PC. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions will be coming in November.

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Sneak Peak of Indestructible Hulk #14 and Thunderbolts #17

Indestructible Hulk #14

“HULK AGENT OF T.I.M.E.” PART 5!

• The secret of the CHRONARCHISTS–and their impact on the entire MARVEL UNIVERSE!

• One last time-trip–to a certain Gamma Bomb explosion of yore!

• In order to save the timestream, HULK will have to undo his own origin!

Thunderbolts #17

INFINITY TIE-INS!

• The ’Bolts’ “Perfect Plan” is going off the rails in Thanos’ wake!

• One of the Black Order sets her sights on the Red Leader!

January 2014 Marvel Incredible Hulk Comic Book Solicitations

INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK #18
MARK WAID (W) • CLAY MANN (A)
Cover by MAHMUD ASRAR
INHUMANITY TIE-IN! – “THE HUMANITY BOMB” CHAPTER TWO!
• Which one of Banner’s lab assistants has fallen to the Terrigen Mists–and how has it changed them?
• HULK vs. IRON MAN and the X-MEN’S BEAST for the fate of the world!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

MARVEL KNIGHTS: HULK #2 (OF 4)
JOE KEATINGE (W) • PIOTR KOWALSKI (A/C)
CONTINUING THE ALL-NEW HULK EPIC SPOTLIGHTING TWO RISING STARS!
• An amnesiac Dr. Bruce Banner has awoken in Paris and now finds himself in a desperate power struggle…for the Hulk!
• Who wants Banner’s monstrous alter ego to do their bidding—and what happens when he doesn’t know who the Hulk is, or how to unleash him?
• A mind-bending mystery + creepy robots + crazy science = quirky cool Hulk action downloaded directly from the mad minds of Keatinge & Kowalski!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

MARVEL UNIVERSE HULK: AGENTS OF S.M.A.S.H. #4 (of 4)
Adapted by Joe Caramagna
• The HULKS finally have a perfect life…or do they?
• Wrong! They’re trapped in a simulated paradise created by THE COLLECTOR!
• Can they smash their way out and save the world?
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99

ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! POINT ONE #1
DAN SLOTT, AL EWING, JAMES ROBINSON, NATHAN EDMONDSON & NICK SPENCER (W)
MICHAEL ALLRED, LEE GARBETT, STEVE PUGH, PHIL NOTO, AND RAGS MORALES (A)
Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Variant cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
• Here we go again! It’s your one-stop entry point to the world of ALL-NEW MARVEL NOW! Loki embarks on a mission for Asgard! The Silver Surfer and Dawn experience the cosmic rays of Nautikos! A Kree Pursuer and her Special Forces team prepare to invade the Earth! The Black Widow goes undercover in Russia! And can even the Indestructible Hulk survive the aid and assistance of fellow Avengers Cannonball and Sunspot?
• Features completely new LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD, SILVER SURFER, BLACK WIDOW, ALL-NEW INVADERS and AVENGERS WORLD lead-in stories!
56 PGS./Rated T+ …$5.99

AVENGERS WORLD #1
JONATHAN HICKMAN & NICK SPENCER (W)
STEFANO CASELLI (A)
Cover by JOHN CASSADAY
Wraparound Variant by Arthur Adams
Wraparound Sketch Variant by Arthur Adams
Variant Cover by Milo Manara
Young Variant by Skottie Young
Animal Variant by TBD
Deadpool Variant by TBD
Blank Cover also Available
“TROUBLE MAP”
Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have returned from the stars– but on the world they left behind, new threats have emerged, and The Avengers will be tested like never before. In one cataclysmic day, the face of the Marvel Universe will change forever– and the fight for Earth’s future will begin. A globe-spanning epic of empires and armies, and the brave few who stand between them and us.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AVENGERS WORLD #2
JONATHAN HICKMAN AND NICK SPENCER (W)
STEFANO CASELLI (A)
Cover by JUNG-GEUN YOON
Variant COVER BY SIMONE BIANCHI
• AIM Empire has begun.
• Smasher, Sunspot, and Cannonball – trapped and prisoners of the Scientist Supreme.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

AVENGERS #25
JONATHAN HICKMAN (W) • SALVADOR LARROCA (A)
Cover by MIKE DEODATO
Variant cover by Dustin Weaver
MARVEL 75TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT by TBD
MARVEL 75TH ANNIVERSARY SKETCH VARIANT by TBD
“THE MIRROR”
• It worked for the X-Men! Would we be so crass as to do it again? Introducing the ALL-NEW AVENGERS!
• And we’ve been good up till now, but this issue, an Avenger dies.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

THUNDERBOLTS #20.NOW
CHARLES SOULE (W) CARLO BARBERI (A)
CoverS by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
Issue #20.NOW –
Variant Cover by Phil Noto
Sketch Variant by Phil Noto
Artist Variant by TBD
Blank Variant Also Available
ISSUE #21 – Variant Cover by TBD
Issues # 20.NOW & #21 – “NO MERCY” Parts 1 and 2
GHOST RIDER JOINS THE THUNDERBOLTS! General Ross’s Thunderbolts were brought together to clean up problems no one else could…but what about when the problem is ON the team? The seemingly all-powerful madwoman called Mercy has gone too far, slaughtering innocent people to fulfill her twisted mission of mercy. Who can the team turn to to help take down this powerhouse? How about Johnny Blaze, the original Ghost Rider? Can he save the team before it all goes to hell? Or will he lead them there?
32 PGS. (EACH)/Parental Advisory …$2.99 (EACH)