Each week we pick a comic book collectible and take a closer look at it. That means actually taking it out of the packaging. This week I'm finally getting around to opening a figure that's been sitting under my desk at the office - the Hulk from The Avengers line of Marvel Select figures.
You can see there's some art based on the movie on the packaging. This Hulk is a little different from past versions as they try to make it fit closer to the movie version. The packaging also has a brief summary on his character, just in case you weren't really sure what his story was.
If you've had a chance to see this figure in the packaging, you have an idea how massive he is. Marvel Select knows how to get the proportions right. Hulk is supposed to be big and they make sure they capture that.
When I first saw the figure, I wasn't crazy about the pants. They do a great job on the botton end, showing the torn bits. The top seems a little too snug. Then again, you would expect his pants to be tight after transforming.
The other minor complaint is seeing the joints, especially in his upper body. But seeing the rest of the detail, muscles and veins, you can overlook seeing the joints. Even the detail of his feet look good. Who would have thought the way a figure's toes look would make a difference?
Look at those fists. I almost wish he came with interchangeable hands. It would've been nice to have some open hands to mix it up a little.
You'll want to be careful with his hair. I actually poked my finger on it and drew a tiny bit of blood. Hulk is just so massive, even his hair is incredible.
How does this Hulk compare to other figures?
Because this is a figure from movie, why not compare him to another figure from the movie? Last September we looked at the Chitauri footsoldier, who was a bit massive himself.
To get a better idea of how big this figure, let's compare him to the Iron Man figure from the same movie line.
Come on, say it with me. You know you can almost hear the figure talking.
"We have a Hulk..."
If you're looking for a good size Hulk figure and you come across this one, it's a good buy. It's a nice solid figure. The size and proportion is just right. He might have some minor faults but this is an impressive figure.