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Place your bets...Hulk
« on: May 19, 2003, 10:09 AM »
No I am not going to smack off about my mad skillz, but...

Walked into Wal-Mart this morning and was greeted by a wall of green figures, there are two different ones and like the ones at Target and TRU appear to be going nowhere fast.

How long before Wal-Mart finally gets rid of these Pegwarming radioactive figures (I still see Grinch figs at TRU every year)
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Re: Place your bets...Hulk
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2003, 10:14 AM »
They will probably land up in the bargin bin sometime after the movie is released. I find that when a movie is going to be released, stores stock up on the figures for promotion but if they don't sell, price slash & they still sit around for months.

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Re: Place your bets...Hulk
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2003, 10:17 AM »
The funny thing is there's still a third basic figure assortment that hasn't shipped yet.
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Re: Place your bets...Hulk
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2003, 10:37 AM »
Ooh boy, that is what this line needs is more pegwarming goodness

I'm going to guess next summer there will still be Hulk figures around.

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Re: Place your bets...Hulk
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2003, 11:12 AM »
The real question here is who will be buying up these figures to add to their collection?

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Re: Place your bets...Hulk
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2003, 12:07 PM »
I bought one of the initial three.  And I may buy two more.  There would have to be something really good for me to buy any more than that.
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Re: Place your bets...Hulk
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2003, 02:14 PM »
LOL, the funniest thing is almost all of them are the same figure only in purple or blue pants!  Worst toy line ever
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Re: Place your bets...Hulk
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2003, 02:16 PM »
I read there will be FIVE assortments of these by the time the movie is released. Yippee.

I'll buy a rotocast Hulk since it's the only one that appears to be in scale with the Marvel Legends figures (of which I own two). Not sure if I'll get the Scowling Hulk or the Cavity Check Hulk. It'll probably depend on my mood.

Those Hulk Fists are hard to pass up. I might need a couple pair of those just for the office. Maybe the restroom. (*Ziippp* CRASH "Hulk smash!")

If I see a Banner figure on clearance I'll pick one up for custom fodder, but the rest of the line is action feature overkill. And I thought Hasbro was bad with Darth Maul figures.
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Re: Place your bets...Hulk
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2003, 01:25 AM »
Yeah, unfortunately this looks like a toy line that is going to fail miserably, at least thatt is how it appears at a local Wal*Mart whose figures are already getting dusty. And judging by the trailers I've seen the movie isn't going to fair much better, but that's just my opinion and a whole other thread.

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« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2003, 01:38 AM »
Yeah, this movie is not looking too great based on the trailers I've seen so far (including several during tonight's Spurs/Mavericks playoff game).  When the hell are todays producers, directors, etc. going to realize that the CGI overload is getting to be a total bore.  I'm tired of watching cartoons on the big screen all the time now.  It looks like 90% of the Hulk's movie footage is going to be a CG character.  Looks pathetic if you asked me.  Completely unrealistic and unbelievable.  I'll take Lou Ferigno over this cartoon character any day of the week.

As for the toys - just a solid wall of onmoving (untouched for that matter) green garbage.  So his shorts change color a few times.  Big deal.  Clear some room out for the 2003 Star Wars line that 90% of the population has yet to see!   >:(
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Re: Place your bets...Hulk
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2003, 09:41 AM »
I just counted 120 Hulk figures at Wal Mart, every peg full none were sold.  There are only 2 to choose from.  Maybe after the movie these will see a big push but I'm not going to hold my breath

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Re: Place your bets...Hulk
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2003, 09:59 AM »
You actually counted them.  :o

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Re: Place your bets...Hulk
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2003, 10:06 AM »
4 deep times 30 pegs...pretty simple :-*

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Re: Place your bets...Hulk
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2003, 10:13 AM »
That is way to many Hulk figures. Imagine if every Walmart had that many in each store in your city, you could actually melt down all the figures & make a real life size Hulk figure & still have some plastic left to make Brent a She Hulk figure.   ;D

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Re: Place your bets...Hulk
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2003, 10:18 AM »
The She Hulk would sell but the Hulk, he'd be retail death