Hulk Smash Marvel Select!

Hulk Smash Marvel Select!


Jay Cochran - November 19, 2007
From the pages of the Incredible Hulk comes this Marvel Select action figure featuring the jade giant himself! This massive eight-inch behemoth may have finished his rampage through the Marvel Universe, but thatís just the tip of the iceberg for Bruce Banner!

With over 14 points of articulation and a World War Hulk rubble-filled base, not even the Illuminati can stop this legendary hero as he battles a new era of enemies and deals with the fallout of Civil War, World War Hulk and more!

Sculpted by Gabriel Marquez, this is one hero you canít pass up! Look for the Incredible Hulk in stores next March and donít forget to pick up the Marvel Select Zombie Spider-Man, Colonel America and Hulk figures now in comic stores nationwide!
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Joe Fixit - 2007-11-25 @ 1:07 am

Anyone still have toyfair pics of the statue this was based off? I'd like to see the sculpt from some different angles, like side view, back, etc. Thanks for anyone who can help! #US1#

HighEvolutionary - 2007-11-24 @ 5:06 pm
What did I win ;) . I was pretty sure they were 2 seperate companies.

Er...well, the next time someone challenges one of your posts, you've won the right to say, "I was right about Marvel Select, so don't you dare question me!"

That's about all I got.

Robogeek28 - 2007-11-24 @ 3:16 am

Double post.

Robogeek28 - 2007-11-24 @ 3:14 am

Just preordered one from BBTS.

electro16 - 2007-11-24 @ 2:43 am
Hey, Electro, I think you win the prize! Here's the response I got from Diamond Select's customer service rep (re-printed with his permission):

"While I can't really reveal the 'inner workings'? of the Marvel Select line, I can understand the confusion. We used to have Toy Biz (later Marvel Toys) sculpt and produce all of our Marvel Select figures, so certain Hasbro elements might have snuck in during that process. We've started using our own sculptors for certain figures though, so it's really a case by case basis."

So there you go!

What did I win ;) . I was pretty sure they were 2 seperate companies.

Joe Fixit - 2007-11-24 @ 1:38 am
This is great, I always wanted a big Hulk fig. This might replace the best Hulk fig I have (face-off) if this new one is taller and stockier. #US1#

That's my view as well. The FO figure is great but for the skinny arms. This new one may not be perfect either, but maybe a head swap will do the trick.

Skips - 2007-11-23 @ 7:34 am

Looks boring!

HighEvolutionary - 2007-11-23 @ 4:24 am

Hey, Electro, I think you win the prize! Here's the response I got from Diamond Select's customer service rep (re-printed with his permission):

"While I can't really reveal the 'inner workings'? of the Marvel Select line, I can understand the confusion. We used to have Toy Biz (later Marvel Toys) sculpt and produce all of our Marvel Select figures, so certain Hasbro elements might have snuck in during that process. We've started using our own sculptors for certain figures though, so it's really a case by case basis."

So there you go!

SheriffofCoffeeTown - 2007-11-21 @ 7:40 pm

Regardless of its actual business relationship, for years the Marvel Select plan has been to produce figures that wouldn't be feasible or appropriate for over-the-counter Legends. Generally, this means artist or story-specific character, or those not toyetic enough for mass retail.

Hulk...isn't any of those, which is why he's rather confusing.

electro16 - 2007-11-21 @ 6:54 pm
Maybe instead of bitching you guys should realize that ms(diamond select) and hasbro are 2 different companies and each are doing there own thing.

Actually, I don't think that's correct. Though I can't say I'm 100% clear on how this whole Marvel licensing thing works, but I do believe Diamond Select is only a distirbutor. It does not actually *make* any of the MS figures. Instead, all are sculpted and produced by the master license-holder (formerly ToyBiz, now Hasbro). Diamond Select then distributes them to comic-shops and other similar specialty stores, as opposed to the big stores and chains.

It's the same with Star Wars. Only Hasbro produces the regular 3-3/4" figures, but it will make exclusive sets for Entertainment Earth. So if you're buying an Entertainment Earth set of Star Wars figures (or a Diamond Select MS figure), you're actually just buying more Hasbro product that was produced in limited numbers and was distributed through specialized channels.

Your actually way off, Diamond select and hasbro have nothing to do with each other,theyre 2 separate companies. I'f you think back we had marvel select back when toybiz still had the license. Diamond select is not a distributor they produce toys , busts & statues. Check out theyre site and have a look at theyre product archive.

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I know Diamond Select does have some of its own licenses and produces things like busts. But as far as Marvel Select, I still don't think--or at least I'm not sure--that they actually produce the figures.

I tried to peruse the internets for an answer (thank goodness for lunchtime, because I doubt I'm getting paid to research Marvel action figures), and I found the following info dating from the ToyBiz era:

Wikipedia says they don't make the figures.

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"The line is designed and produced by ToyBiz, but distributed by Diamond Select Toys"

An interview with Jesse Falcon back when Marvel Select was starting up also indicates that DS was not handling the design:

(link) o y m a n i a.com/columns/figspeak/mselect.shtml

"We are doing a lot of the design work with feedback and suggestions from DST. It's a great chance for us to work together regularly with people at DST, and it's been a lot of fun."

If indeed that's the case, I can't imagine a megacorp like Hasbro would be LESS restrictive about their licensed characters, but who knows. To get right to the heart of the matter and discover the truth, I've e-mailed DST's customer service about it. If they respond, I'll let you know.

Well i'm still not convinced. I guess we have to wait for a response from your e-mail.

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