Completely by accident and with no intent, I stumbled across and picked up the entire series of 6″ Avengers Studio Series movie figures this weekend! I’ll be reviewing them all over the next week on my toy reviews blog, and I wanted to start off with the heaviest-hitter in the set: the incredible Hulk!
- Hulk is a true MONSTER, coming in at a mammoth nearly 8 inches tall! Hulks towers over all of the other Avengers figures and is even slightly taller than Terrax, Piledriver, and Thunderball from the revived Marvel Legends.
- Sculpting and paint are both amazing, plain and simple. I cannot find fault with the sculpting or paint detail on this Hulk figure in any way. It’s just awesome.
- You might expect a giant of a figure like Hulk to have lackluster articulation, but he actually has a sensational 30 points including the coveted ankle rockers. Thanks to the ankle rockers, Hulk can easily pose and support his own weight in various walking, running, crouching, or bounding poses.
- Hulk comes with both a fist and a grasping hand, a fact for which I’m most grateful. I can’t stand figures that only have two fists or two open hands when logically the character needs both.
- A collector’s display figure stand is included with Hulk. It’s unnecessary since his ankle rockers make him so stable, but it’s always nice to have another figure stand for the collection.
- Despite being quite possibly the most in-demand figure of the Avengers Studio Series 6″ movie figures, Hulk is shortpacked at just one per case, compounding the difficulty of finding this store exclusive. I have a hunch Hulk is going to turn out to be a huge pain for a lot of collectors to hunt down.
- With all the articulation Hulk has, I’m surprised he has no swivel waist.
- The plastic used for the elbow and knee joints on Hulk feel very cheap and rubbery. I’m concerned about them degrading too much over time and causing the joints to become loose.
Overall: I found some aspects of the 6″ Avengers Hulk to nitpick (I always do), but I really do enjoy this figure. While some of the plastic feels just a bit too cheap and I’m irritated that Hasbro made such a desirable figure a shortpacked store exclusive, this figure comes ever-so-close to being a real masterpiece. The sculpt, the paint deco, and the articulation on Hulk are all pure gold, and his gargantuan size is a sight to behold next to all his Marvel Legends-scale figures kin. While Hulk may take some time and effort to track down, he’s absolutely worth the effort and comes highly-recommended.