In all the nerdy glee we Marvel cinematic fans have coming this week, toy collectors have an extra joy: replacing the figures we bought for the last movie!
Yep, toy companies can’t help but re-offer figures from film-to-film in a franchise, and that leaves it up to us to decide if the last movie’s batch of figures was good enough, or if the new toy is so good that we choose the upgrade. For Avengers, most of the main characters will be available in a box set from Amazon, but a few figures, like the Hulk here, are available now in the Marvel Legends Infinite Series Avengers wave.
The first thing you notice about Hulk is that he’s… hulking. He’s taking up nearly all of the space in the packaging. He’s bigger than the BAF – which always amuses me. I’m too tired to recall exactly how much bigger the Avengers movie Hulk should be than your average soldier or tin man, but the size looks good. He’s a smidge taller than the first Avengers Hulk, the extra edge being in the legs. I can’t tell if they look a little too long or I’m just used to seeing Hulk have squat limbs.
There is some reuse from that first Hulk. Namely the arms, and the legs below the knee. I wouldn’t normally mind, but these parts do this figure a disservice in some ways. The arms more so than the legs. The legs simply lack texture where it’s needed, but they’re more detailed and don’t blend as well with the smooth torso on the AOU figure as they did on the first one. The slightly different shade of green between the limbs probably doesn’t help too much either.
Of the new pieces, basically the main trunk of the figure, the sculpt has mostly improved from the original. The new torso is particularly smooth, maybe too much so more, but I like it better than the leathery hide of the first offering. The new pants are okay – they’re the movie design. They’re simply not as cool as the tattered pants of the first figure, but they work well enough. There is also the new left fist – which is kinda aggravating. The arms are reused, as is the right fist, can we get some swappable action up in here?
Hulk featured no accessories save the Thanos pieces. Continue to Page 2…