Red She-Hulk (Marvel Legends)

May 27, 2013 | By More

Red Hulkette


It has been a while since Hasbro’s Marvel Legends figures were readily available at Mexico City stores. The last wave sold locally was the one that came with pieces to build the Brood Queen. Those were cool figures but, truth be told, I could have passed on at least half of them if not because of the Build-A-Figure.


Red Hulkette (5)When I saw the Hit Monkey wave of figures at a Sears store, and realized I only needed three figures to complete the BAF, I decided then and there to get them at once. The first one I picked up was the subject of today’s review, Red She-Hulk.


It’s been quite a while since I read a Hulk comic, but thanks to the Internet I had a fair grasp of the history behind this Hulkette. Basically, she’s Betty Ross, daughter of the Army General that hounded Hulk since the beginning. The details of how and why did she became the Red She-Hulk are much more complex, of course, but I was satisfied that she was not just a different personality aspect of the regular She-Hulk.


Obviously, I was very curious about how this figure would compare to the previous She Hulk figure, and I must say that the Red She-Hulk doesn’t disappoint at all.


Betty uses a new female body that has very little detail sculpted on, other than a thin line signaling the neckline of her outfit and the cuffs and openings on her gloves. The overall proportions are nicely athletic and Red She-Hulk towers a full head above her normal-sized wave companions, although she is not as tall as regular She-Hulk.


Red Hulkette (6)The head sculpt on the Red Hulkette is good, although the facial expression is rather neutral for such a character. The big, wavy hair is the more striking feature she has, but it is so bulky that it effectively hinders the neck articulation.


Speaking of which, Red She Hulk comes with:


• Hinged peg neck.

• Pegged hinge shoulders.

• Pegged hinge elbows.

• Pegged hinge wrists.

• Floating torso.

• Pegged hinge hips.

• Upper thigh swivels.

• Double hinged knees.

• Hinged peg ankles.

• Rocker feet.


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Other than the neck, all of the joints work well, although in figures this large, I find that the thigh swivels don’t always offer enough friction to hold some extreme poses, although for most purposes Red She-Hulk is stable enough.
The paint job on the Red Hulkette is refreshingly simple. Since the entire figure is molded in bright red plastic, all of the clothing and hair were painted on in simple and neat color blocks, with absolutely no shading or highlighting going on.


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The Red She Hulk comes with one accessory, a ginormous cleaver-like blade that reminds me of the type of hardware used by the Mighty Morphing Power Rangers. I am sure there is a story behind the blade, but I could not bring myself to look it up. Suffice to say, the piece is nicely decorated and can be held firmly in the Hulkette’s right hand.
And of course, the body for Hit Monkey is also included in the package. The piece consists in the larger number of assembled parts, and I must say that it looks promising.


So, while I still would not call myself a fan of the Red She-Hulk, I have to admit that the figure looks rather cool on my shelf alongside my other superheroes.

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Errex Score: 83/100

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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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  1. Engineernerd says:

    Great review….now if you could only get her in Avengers Alliance.

  2. Errex says:

    Oh, I think that is happening sooner or later, either as a new character or simply as a new suit for the current She-Hulk. 😉

  3. Engineernerd says:

    I’d take it as a new suit. I already have the green one.