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This one's for tall-drk-grusum, on accounta he said it first.


In the past decade, we have seen dozens of Incredible Hulk action figures based on two theatrical films, an animated series, and countless versions of the Jade Giant from his various Marvel Comics exploits.

What we have still yet to see is an action figure based on this most beloved and iconic version of the Hulk:

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The closest we came was probably the now painfully-dated (if still charming) Mego Hulk, but I'm sure you'll agree that the likeness could stand to be more accurate:

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Unfortunately, if it didn't happen when the movies were stirring up some momentum and public sentiment for the 1970s TV series, then it's probably never going to happen.

What must a man do for a Lou Ferrigno Incredible Hulk action figure? Won't someone please, please...

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And while I've got your attention, let's go Double Feature on this, shall we? 'Cause NECA or someone really needs to give the world some updated sculpts of the Jim Henson-designed costumes from the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie:

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Now, I'm not bitter about this like I am about the continuing absence of a Ferrigno Hulk toy, 'cause I for one absolutely loved the recent CGI sequel and its streamlined character designs:

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While the toys based on those designs were very mass-market in quality, they were still reasonably recognizable, and I am content with them.

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Added to which we have already received "Movie Star" Ninja Turtle toys based on the old school movie, and though soft and substandard for today's discerning collector, they were still arguably the greatest Ninja Turtle sculpts of all time until pretty recently:

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Still, sharper sculpts and modern articulation would properly bring those fantastic old Henson designs to life, and the results would sell like mad. So perhaps someone should...

Make This Toy!

Those would make great Turtles... they should do a line of "Movie Master" TMNT, a la Mattel's TDK series. I'd love a film accurate Shredder/Super Shredder! Though, the original Playmates Super Shredder was pretty accurate to the film, now lets just get one with today's articulation!

I've yet to see a Playmates-produced Shredder that does the character justice; that sequel-based Super Shredder was too chubby.

Unfortunately, it seems like NECA's line must be folding; Shredder and the Foot and April shoulda been out a long time ago.

You are kind; hopefully TJ spots your comment, since he painted them for me.

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