Savage Hulk is formally a Disney Store and Marvel Shop exclusive that is being offered a general release figure, making him available at specialty stores and online retailers. He is based on his first appearance in The Incredible Hulk #1, a comic that first hit shelves in 1962 and changed the Marvel Universe forever. The original run was from 1962-1999, and The Incredible Hulk was created by legendary comic creators Stan Lee, and Jack Kirby.
Thank you to the Diamond Select Toys for proving their Marvel Select Savage Hulk figure for review.
Savage Hulk is big. Standing over 9″ tall, and over 5″ wide from shoulder to shoulder. He is one, if not the biggest Marvel Select offerings to-date. Originally being offered in 2014, Savage Hulk is a straight up reissue of the original, and the sculpt depicts the characters more monstrous or Frankenstein personality.
The skin is sculpted smooth and there are veins on his arms. The shade of green that DST went with is an excellent choice as its a great representation of the comic. Hulk’s shirt is painted in white and grey, and the pants are purple with heavy wash and dry-brushing over the clothing. The eye brows are painted on, and most of the eye brow was left green, with only a thin black line over it that was centered. The edges around the shirt were left grey, and not white as it should have been. Considering his massive size, every tiny detailed can be seen much easier than a standard 7″ Select figure using much less plastic.
Savage Hulk is said to include 16 points of articulation, including a ball jointed head, ball-hinged shoulders, swivel biceps, hinged elbows, swivel wrists, swivel waist, ball jointed hips, hinged-swivel knees, and hinged ankles. Each of the joints are tight, and some of them have limited motion to the size of the figure.
Included is a display base that is sculpted with rubble around two foot imprints on cement. The Hulk knows how to make an entrance, and this base includes pieces of cement that was crushed beneath the Hulk as he leaps and jumps. There are two pegs on both of the foot imprints, and the Hulk has two peg holes on both of his feet. The base is filled with some great sculpted texture, and is lightweight and hollow on the back.
This is a fantastic First Appearance Hulk figure, and all Marvel fans should pick this one up. It’s a great value at the $24.99 (or less depending on retailer) asking price.