Mel’s Muses: Action Figure Roundup: World War Hulk

Now I know how General ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross must feel, hunting the Hulk day after day cos this World War Hulk action figure is one of the hardest to find around.

Believe me, this guy doesn’t sit on any department store toy peg for more than ten minutes! Looking at this green 5-inch behemoth, you can understand why it’s so highly sought after by collectors around the world. This is one really detailed action figure, from the Hulk’s sulky facial expression to the gladiator armor he’s wearing.

This is the must-have figure from the latest Wave 12 of the Marvel Universe series, and with some luck and lots of footwork, you might still find him at local department stores for only S$18.90.

There’s a nice wash effect over the figure and number of swivel joints is really impressive. My favorite is the neck swivel joint that lets you turn his head 360º, it’s a lot more fun than it sounds!

Like the rest of the heavy figures (Juggernaut, Thanos and Red Hulk) in Hasbro’s Marvel Universe series, this just feels as sturdy as it looks. It has a nice balanced feel when you hold it. That also makes it easy to stand and extremely posable.

Another factor that made this comic accurate figure a winner is the number of accessories or weapons that came with it. I don’t think any previous Marvel Universe series figure can beat this. An axe, a broadsword and a shield, these are the things that define this Hulk from the other Hulks. And the sword fits perfectly in the sheath that’s strapped to his back!

If you haven’t read the series, this figure is based on the World War Hulk storyline where the Hulk, who was the king of an alien world, returns to Earth for some revenge after the events in the Planet Hulk storyline. When he reaches Earth or New York to be exact, he and alien entourage goes up against the rest of the Marvel heroes. The entire Planet Hulk and World War Hulk sagas can be found at our local public libraries.


Melvin Yong has worked way too long in the media and advertising industry. He now spends his time with his family, writing short horror stories and playing lots of board games.

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