It took me awhile to find this figure, I only saw the toys released at the Toyr-R-Us around me in Raleigh. Never saw it at any other stores around here, at least not when I stopped by. I ended up buying it off of eBay, ironically enough from Toys-R-Us, who sells a lot of toys on eBay. This is a Hulk figure from the new Avengers line of action figures from Hasbro. If you raise the Hulk’s arms, they slam down really quickly. The figure is pretty good, a pretty basic sculpt but they did a good job on it. Looking forward to more Hulk figures from the Avengers line.
I have to admit I really don’t care too much for the Red Hulks out there, Red She-Hulk or Red Hulk, especially with the Red She-Hulk being Betty Ross. That being said, I of course still had to get the Marvel Legends Red She-Hulk figure. A pretty good looking figure, she comes with her big sword. She is a little hard to have her stand up straight but you can manage it. Later on in the run, they will introduce a variant in Lyra, the Hulk’s daughter, which is one I definitely want.
I wasn’t sure if I was going to pick this up but I figured what the heck, it’s on $3 at Wal-Greens. This is a plastic Wibbly Buddy (yeah, I have no idea what that means) but it is one of those soft squishy type of figures. If you hit is hard, it has lights inside that go off. Looks kinda like what would happen if the Hulk and a porcupine got a little too friendly. Calling this an action figure is probably stretching it just a bit.
When ToyBiz was still making Marvel Legends figures, they also released a line of 12 inch figures called Icons which were highly detailed and pretty heavy. They made two versions of the Hulk, a green version and a grey version. I have had this “prototype” figure for a few years now but never posted on my previous site or this site. You see a lot of these “prototypes” on eBay but they are not really prototypes. These are actually just figures put together from test shots of the tooling used to make the figures. Figures are made when small beads of plastic are put into a metal tool and melted and cooled. The various pieces are assembled and painted as needed. When the tooling is first done, the factory will take whatever plastic they have laying around that is not needed and will test run the tooling to make sure everything is working correctly and then they assemble it. That is what these figures actually are, not true prototypes. Still, a rare version of the figure to have and pretty darn cool looking, glad I have this one and a couple others in my collection. Here is a picture of the prototype and the actual figure.
Hasbro released a Classic Avengers action figure set which included the Avengers as they looked in the first comic book issue, which means we get a Hulk in purple short-shorts. The figure is a great representation of Kirby artwork and a pretty cool figure. Ratchet from the Hulk Collection blog happen to notice just recently that there are two versions of the Hulk, one that is a brighter, clean green and one that is a darker green with some darker over-spray on his body. Very cool! Not sure why there was a running change in the Hulk but obviously I have to have both versions for my collection. The bad news I have to announce is that Ratchet just announced on his website that he is shutting down his blog and getting rid of most of his Hulk collection. Always sad to see a fellow Hulk fanatic get completely out of the game.
When the Avengers movie came out, they were selling blind packages of these figures and I was only able to get the Hulk. Now Target has the complete set for sale of all the figures and also have two bonus figures, namely “platinum” versions of the Hulk and Iron Man. I really like the little Incredible Hulk mini figures and I am glad to finally get the Bruce Banner Chibis.
You know what I say when I walk into Toys R Us and I see a new Hulk Minimates figure I didn’t know was coming out: AWESOME!!!! This is a Toys R Us exclusive figure which features the Hulk as Nul from the Fear Itself Marvel storyline. While the storyline was just okay, it did feature a new version of the Hulk, namely where he was taken over by the ancient Nul creature and had a cool new look. He also had a unique looking hammer he used to smash people. The set also featured the Juggernaut as Kuurth.
Since I now focus only on Incredible Hulk action figures and original artwork, it is pretty hard for my family to find reasonably priced Hulk items to get me. Well for my birthday today, they managed to find something really unique and different, namely this really cool Incredible Hulk paper in-action figure. There is an artist named Gus Santome who does a bunch of different comic book and cartoon paper figures like the Avengers, TMNT, and others. Take a look at his site here: Gus Santome
Series 2 of the Zerboz tiny Marvel figures are out and this time each figure has a clear variant version also. These are the blind packaging figures that come in little round balls. I bought a couple at Wal-Mart but didn’t get either of the Hulks so I just went ahead and bought them off of eBay since I would have probably spent the same amount of money or even more trying to find the Hulks. Pretty neat really small figures, the clear version actually looks pretty cool.
I was at Dollar General today and I saw this Marvel Alliance Hulk figure. I thought I had this already but I just couldn’t remember so I went ahead an got it. It ends up I do have it but for $1, you can never have enough Hulk figures. Go to your local store and see if you can find one.