Hulk Legends King Hulk

Hulk Legends King Hulk


Tom - August 09, 2008

Package Description
The Red King is dead and Sakaar is, at long last, at peace. The Green Scar sits the throne, with the Oldstrong Queen at his right hand, and the Spikes, allies on his left. Though many have suffered and much has been lost, those who have seen the Green Scar believe a golden age is at hand. Even so, there is much work to be done. What the Red King and his Death Heads destroyed must be rebuilt. Treaties must be made with the Wildebots out in the wastes, and the Spikes must be returned to their home among the stars. One thing, however, is certain; the world is safe, encircled by the mighty arms of Holku, and nothing will ever again threaten the peace of Sakaar.

Appearance
King Hulk reuses some parts the Planet Hulk figure, but also has some new parts. The head sculpt is new and matches the World War Hulk art well. The head has the flat top and large brow that helps make this head distinctive. All the detailed work had to be new, from the grooves and spikes in the arm to the tunic. This figure has a lot of different textures, from the smooth arm to the straps that were made to be textured like leather. Despite some of the colors being a little plain, the great variety of shapes and textures on the figure keep this figure from looking plain and hard like a lot of Hasbroís previous offerings. There arenít a lot of small details in the figure though, as the varying textures serve the same purpose.

This Hulk figure is the closest to having fists so far. Without the weapons in hand, his hands make good fists which gives him a little advantage over other Hulk figures. Compared to other Hulk figures, King Hulk is also a lighter green, but has more colors on other parts of his body for the green to interact with. In general the proportions are good, and none of the joints are too obvious. Something that would go a long way though would be panel lines on the arm. Overall King Hulk is one of the best looking Hulks so far because of the varying textures and colors, but Face-Off Hulk still takes the prize for realism.

Articulation
King Hulk has the same articulation as Planet Hulk accept for in the hands which have no articulation. There is a ball jointed torso, shoulder and hips. The elbows and knees are both single pins. The ankles are ball joints. The elbows and knees bend about 90 degrees, and the range of motion in the head is superb. King Hulk cannot stand straight up. The legs donít straighten to 180 degrees, so the knees are slightly bent. To balance this means that Hulk must be leaning forward some, or at least not standing up perfectly straight. Balance is generally good as long as you donít pose him in a way that needs straight legs.

Poseability
King Hulk has excellent poseability for a Hulk figure. This Hulk was designed to look good in fighting poses, with or without the weapons. The scale with 6Ē figures is perfect, with him being able to tower over the Sentry in battle. What makes the poseability good is all in the upper half of the figure though, with great range of motion in the head, torso and arms. King Hulk looks good with Toybiz or Hasbro figures, and so will fit into a collection well. Even though not all the World War Hulk group was made, he can still stand proud next to Skaar or other Hulk figures.

Final Judgment: 7

This is one of the best Hulk figures made. Obviously the style prevents him from being a generic stand in Hulk, but heíll go great with Planet Hulk or with other figures from the Fin Fang Foom wave. There are just a few little improvements that would have made this figure perfect, but it is nonetheless an excellent action figure.

SCALE

10. My favorite possession.

9. My favorite action figure.

8. One of my favorite action figures.

7. An excellent action figure.

6. A good, but not exceptional action figure.

5. An adequate action figure.

4. Not worth the money I spent.

3. I'll give it to somebody's kid.

2. I'll give it to somebody's dog.

1. It's going to lose a fight with my car.
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Comments...

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tarot - 2008-08-10 @ 8:38 pm

I have to say I really like the Skaar figure. yeah it not a character I would rush to the store for but it's a nice figure. Maybe, it's like TomE said maybe the paint is what great bout it.

as for the King Hulk, I agree with every one. I have nearly 17 Hulk (all ML/ Classics) and i have to say that this is the second best hulk i have ever seen. First obviously being FO Hulk.

Robogeek28 - 2008-08-10 @ 8:29 pm

King Hulk has become my favorite Hulk figure!

Skaar on the other hand.....EWWWWWWWW....and I was EXCITED about him at first, ah well.

aaozz9 - 2008-08-10 @ 6:53 pm

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MARVELFAN - 2008-08-10 @ 6:12 pm

i know there cool you should put grey hulk up

GreenLanternPrime - 2008-08-10 @ 6:09 pm

Great reviews! I ordered the SDCC box set and I was pleasantly surprised at King Hulk in particular. His articulation blows Face Off Hulk away. If Skaar had articulation like King Hulk he'd be one of my all time favorites. Instead, Skaar got stupid proportions and horrendous leg articulation. I expected to love Wendigo, I didn't expect She-Hulk to be so tiny compared to Hasbro's other She-Hulk. King Hulk wins "Best of the Set" for me, and I'm not really a fan of the World War Hulk storyline.

MARVELFAN - 2008-08-10 @ 6:09 pm

i want em

lartdog - 2008-08-10 @ 5:40 am

I get all new characters for my collection but I have to say I just keep passing on Skaar because it is such an ugly figure. I am going to have to break down and buy it though eventually.

ironspiderman - 2008-08-09 @ 8:34 pm

I own both of these. King Hulk is a great figure. Some nice detail, articulation is descent. I like it.

Skaar on the other hand is o.k, but not great.

:cyclops: :profx:

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