Hulk (Movie Series)

January 27, 2014 | By | Reply More


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Let me start by saying that, this version of Hulk is the sole reason I even considered getting any of the Avengers Movie Series figures by Hasbro. These figures were released as a Walmart exclusive in the USA in summer 2012 and again as a Walmart exclusive in Mexico just in time for the 2013 holiday season, which seems kind of late but not entirely off the mark, considering that The Avengers has been one of the few Marvel properties still going strong even today.

 

Movie Hulk (25)Movie Series Hulk is well over 8 inches tall and quite heavy. From what I can tell, the body proportions are quite accurate to the CGI model seen in the movie, but even with this height, this Hulk may still be not quite the right size in relation to the regular 6 inch Marvel characters.

 

The head sculpt is very good, even though I don’t really see any resemblance to Mark Ruffalo in there. I really like the facial expression he has, angry but not raging, as if something else was lurking behind those eyes as opposed to mindless destruction.

 

The bare skin sections are all covered in really fine texture, circumventing the whole smooth-plastic look that the 1:18 scale Hulk had. The muscle groups look well defined and the cuts seem to have been designed to try and hide as much of the articulation as possible in a character that doesn’t really have that much clothes on.

 

Speaking of which, Hulk is depicted wearing only the remains of his pants, as usual. The pieces that comprise the garment are not as heavily textured as the skin but they still have a fair share of detail sculpted in them.

 

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Articulation on Movie Series Hulk goes as follows.

 

• Ball jointed head.

• Pegged hinge shoulders.

• Upper biceps swivel.

• Double hinged elbows.

• Pegged hinge wrists.

• Floating torso.

• Pegged hinge hips.

• Upper thigh swivels.

• Double hinged knees.

• Pegged hinge ankles.

• Rocker feet.

 

Movie Hulk (8)For the most part, all these joints work just great. True, ball-jointed necks are rather atypical on figures this scale nowadays, and the rocker ankle design pretty much keeps the feet from bending forward any significant amount but overall, this Hulk is still loads of fun to fool around with.

 

The paintjob is pretty much the bare minimum on this Hulk. The fact that the skin is so heavily textured helps in providing natural shadows and these textures also help to soften the light reflected by the surface, lessening the toy-ish appearance.

 

The head is were most of the paint operations can be found, with a very competent three-color eye paint job and the inside of the mouth painted as well. The eyebrows and hair are painted solid black, but the hair shows green highlights that make me think they wiped out the top of the head immediately afterwards, leaving the color of the underlying plastic to work as highlights.

 

Movie Hulk (21)Movie Series Hulk doesn’t come with accessories, other than a plastic Avengers display base that resembles three hexagonal plates. Each segment has a peg in it and the overall outline is clearly designed to interlock with more of these display bases.

 

Despite not being actually perfect, I do think this is a pretty definitive version of the Green Goliath at this scale.

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Errex Score: 99/100

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I’ve been collecting action figures since the original Kenner Star Wars days. Nowadays, I still collect pretty much anything that catches my eye.

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