Looks like Lego is going to be releasing some more Marvel Lego sets, which is awesome news! There are four new sets coming in March and one is called Hulk Lab Smash and will come with the following minifigures: Hulk, Falcon (not sure why he would come with this set), Thor, Taskmaster, and an awesome looking big headed MODOK. See the pictures below:
Marvel is producing a anime-style cartoon for Japan aimed towards boys 6-12 called Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers and there will be some toys to go along with it. Bandai Japan will be making the figures and I am assuming they will only be for the Japan market but the website Bigbadtoystore.com already has them up for order, I am assuming they are importing them for sale. So far there are two Hulk figures, a Hulk figure that comes with some type of disk toy and a transforming Hulk figure that turns into a disk. The figure looks pretty much along the lines of other Bandai toys like Power Rangers.
Have I mentioned I love Minimates? Of course I have, who doesn’t love little Incredible Hulk figures. Here we have the latest and greatest Incredible Hulk related Minimates figure. The funny thing is this figure is based on a Toy Biz action figure called Mecha Hulk which was never even in a comic book, it was based on a design by Art Adams. This figure is cool because you can change him from just a Hulk robot to the inside robot, showing the Gremlin figure controlling the robot inside. The reason the Hulk arms are still on in the inside robot form is that they wouldn’t come off easily and I didn’t want to pull too hard and break it. Needless to say, glad to add another Hulk based Minimate to my every growing collection.
If you pick up the “Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United” on home video, you can redeem a code for an exclusive Hulk-in-Iron Man Armor and Hulkbuster Iron Man 2-pack (shipping and handling is $2.59 for the free figure). It is a pretty unique version of the Hulk and is based on a scene in the DVD movie.
Just in case you didn’t get the Hot Toys Incredible Hulk figure when it came out, now you can get the Hulk plus now they have made a Mark Ruffalo Bruce Banner figure and are releasing them as a set. Here is the info from Sideshow:
Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are thrilled to present the highly anticipated Bruce Banner and Hulk Sixth Scale Figure Set. The Bruce Banner collectible figure has been specially crafted based on the image of Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner in the film The Avengers and features a newly developed head sculpt, highly-detailed costume, and accessories. The Hulk collectible figure has been crafted based on the image of the angry giant from The Avengers, featuring a head sculpt with adjustable eyes, sculpted muscular body, and a diorama base with fallen Chitauri footsoldier and metal-like structural steel.
The set of the Hulk and Bruce Banner is $509 but just in case you did buy the Hulk already, you can get the Bruce figure by himself for $189.99 The likeness to Mark Ruffalo is not the best, honestly Hot Toys has done a better job on the other Avengers figures, his face sculpt just looks a little off. Regardless, it is an awesome looking set of toys.
Thanks to Shawn W. up in the land up north, I am now the proud owner of the Marvel Universe Abomination variant figure of A-Bomb who is just Rick Jones gamma irradiated up. While I really don’t like the character in the comic book, I think they did a good job on this figure. Even though most of the body is just reuse of the Abomination figure, they sculpted a good head on him. Hard to find so this will be one of the rare figures I do not take out of the box.
The last wave of the Marvel Universe figures has been released and it included an Abomination figure. It also included a variant version of the A-Bomb figure (Rick Jones). This figure has been impossible to find and it goes for about $25 or more on eBay. Given that the figure sells for $10, I am not really good with buying it for that much, as I would need to include shipping cost on top of the figure cost. I am sending out a request for help for anyone who stumbles across the A-Bomb and would be nice enough to pick it up for me, I would greatly appreciate it. I really need this figure for my collection.
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.
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 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