This Iron Man themed wave has two sets that are exclusive to TRU (Wave 7). With this set you get figures on the opposite ends of the scoring scale; so which one smashes the competition? Let’s find out below.
Hulk Buster Iron Man
Let’s start with the chest piece since it incorporates his helmet. A truly massive sculpted piece that fits over the head peg, you have to remove the headpiece to take it on and off (which is good, keeps it snug in place). Great detail all around, from the bulky shoulder pads to showing off the pistons in back. The helmet part easily snaps into place on the chest piece and allows it to lift up and down to reveal his head below. Everything seems to line up well, the helmet is large enough that when up you can see his entire face. Lots of detail on his face for the distinct Iron Man faceplate. Love the paint color, shiny hot-rod red with gold. The paint job throughout is top notch.
MMC Score – 10 out of 10
Now for another type of glowing review. Bruce Banner’s alter ego, this would be the fifteenth version of Hulk so far and the second version as Gamma Hulk.
I love the facial expression on this version, great details, furrowed brow, angry eyes, teeth bared, perfect Hulk rage look … only problem is you can barely see it. Now I like the green translucent color, it is darker than the previous Gamma Hulk had, but the details either need to be much darker or much lighter so we can actually see them. The hair is a step up from previous version with a green translucent reuse of the one from Zombie/Defenders Hulk.
The torso cover is another reuse, same from the Incredible Hulk movie figures, it works, it makes him look bulky. Wait is there detail on the torso piece, I think so but same as the face you can’t see it. Underneath there’s no detail on regular torso. There is a waist piece to add to the bulk of the chest piece, again it’s not great, but it works it makes him look bulky. Now for the hands/feet: good news is they do have regular hands and feet included so that you can display him with just the basic minimate parts. The bad news is duck feet are back and just as horrid as usual and the larger hands (reuse of same ones from Ultimate Hulk) are just as visually unappealing.
No accessories for Hulk either.
Well I can’t rate him a 0 that would be cruel. But having him in the same pack as one of the best figures makes his flaws stand out even more. +1 point for better hair, +1 for good green translucent color, +1 for great face expression.
Review and pictures by Lurch77