The 70's had It's fair share of Hulk action figures.From Pocket Heroes to Die cast articulated figures and of course the famous 12 " Mego dolls.The 80's not so much.How cool would It have been to own a Mattel Secret Wars Hulk action figure!Well, we shall never know. In 1990, ToyBiz ,a toy company affiliated with Marvel Entertainment and based out of super hero haven, NY city , took on the task of releasing a line of Marvel action figures!If you were a casual fan you probably didn't mind the myriad of gimmicks that were given to the first few waves of figures. I didn't care for the gimmicks much but was excited to see Marvel action figures being produced again.
With the Hulk figure ,his gimmick wasn't so much "smash" as It was " bend".The bent pipe accessory is very malleable .Place the pipe in each hand and by pulling a draw string on Hulks back,he brings his arms up and In,kind of like the butterfly weightlifting technique,to give off the bending effect. I would have shown a video but I hate using features like this on older figures for fear of breakage. Oh,and he also comes with a boulder made of a soft and hollow plastic.I guess It would have been cool to use In an epic mountainside battle.
Gimmick aside,he looks great.I love the bright green and that head sculpt Is a throwback,once again,to those older 70's figures.
Two down,a few more(Captain America,Dr.Doom,Thor,Dr.Octopus) to go.
Wow!What a difference 28 years makes!And I still like the head sculpt on the ToyBiz figure better than the MU Hulk .
As of now,this Is what my 90's Marvel ToyBiz display looks like. I still want more X-Men and will definitely be adding more mint-esh Marvel Superheroes ,too.