Wednesday, 12 June 2013

The Incredible Hulk (Marvel Select)

Marvel Select Incredible Hulk
For awhile, I was having an internal debate on which among those Marvel Select Hulks should be my number one favourite, but now I've finally arrived to a decision that the Marvel Select Incredible Hulk figure stands out over the MS Hulk Unleashed and even the MS The Avengers Movie Hulk for a couple of reasons. Reason one; I like the sculpt, the muscle mass and the overall size of this figure better than other Select Hulks. Reason two; this Hulk got more aggression, monstrosity and madness than any Select Hulks. The Incredible Hulk action figure lives to its name; incredible indeed!














With his enormous size and weight comes a valid reason why you gotta put him at the bottom shelf. But with or without his base stand, Hulk stands well stable and you don't have to worry of this guy ending up on your head. And speaking of Hulk's base stand, I think this ground pounded stand is very useful and compatible for all sorts of figures regardless of scale, and it has nice details too!


Since I've admired the sculpt and body mold on this figure, let me start with it. First, the Incredible Hulk's overall girth is perfectly wide and well balanced, and with arm and leg lengths that are well proportioned. Secondly, the face sculpt really captures the image of a raging, smashing Hulk, but there is just one gripe I'd like to point out and that is the size of the head is a bit of a small scale for his body; it's probably the size of your average Marvel Select head. Lastly, the detail on his skin and muscles with all these ripples, dimples and bulks is phenomenal.


Moving on to paint, I honestly don't like this type of green because... it's just too freakin' green! I like the green better on the ML Face-off Hulk, and I think, ideally, that should be the "standard green" for any Hulk figures. But anyways, this one has shadings that defines the size and shape of his muscles. The Incredible Hulk's purple jeans are kinda like dry brushed to make it look like it's faded. Furthermore, Diamond Select emphasized the skin detail by applying contrast unto these bulging veins around Hulk's arms. Thus, looking like they're pumping all that blood into his arms, but I gotta say this figure got some decent paint detail- not perfect but decent.


I'm not going to complain, like I used to, with the articulation and poseability on this action figure or any of the Marvel Select figures. It is what it is,... but I'm starting to see some paint fading around his shoulders and hips; something I didn't expect. Every time I move the shoulders, these huge muscles starts to rub against each other, taking a toll on its paint.


The Marvel Select Incredible Hulk has 8 points of articulation namely, a ball-jointed neck, ball-hinged shoulders, single-jointed elbows, wrist twists, waist swivel, ball-hinged hips, ball-hinged knees that able it to bend and turn side to side, and hinged ankles. This action figure got no bicep swivel and thigh swivel like most Select figures we've seen.


This monster of a figure stands about 9.2 inches tall and inarguably the largest Marvel Select figure ever since. This Hulk may mix well with any Legends figures but if you're looking for a perfectly sized, scaled and sculpted Select Hulk, then this is the one I would recommend.


6 comments:

  1. I don't get used to see the hulk with such hair style...Haha!!

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    1. All the Marvel Select Hulk hairstyles are aweful except for the Marvel Select Red Hulk. The Red Hulk got a better head sculpt.

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  2. Marvel Select nailed it with this one! It looks great and I see he is standing next to one of my favorite characters The Thing!

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    1. The Thing vs. Hulk in a "Sculpt and Paint Pageant"- The Thing wins.

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  3. I have this and good size for a hulk. Other than the paint apps on his chest which looks like watermelon, I am cool for this big guy. Never fails to amaze me. Have fun.

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