I tend to stay away from Marvel Universe figures most of the time, there is just too many characters I don’t really care about in the Marvel U for me to go hard on them. Every so often Hasbro makes a character that I absolutely adore in figure form and I have to buy it. She-Hulk here is one of those characters that I have loved for years and years, so when I heard that they were making a MU figure of her I was ecstatic. Fearing she would be hard to find in stores (like all the MU figures I always want) I pre ordered her off of BigBadToyStore as soon as I saw she was up. A few days ago she and a certain punishing vigilante arrived at my house, so let’s take a look at She-Hulk.
According to the card back: After being shot by two crime syndicate thugs, attorney Jennifer Walters received a blood transfusion from her cousin Bruce Banner, giving her nearly identical Hulk powers. Walters has the same savage strength but, unlike the green goliath, her intelligence carries over into her She-Hulk form. That unique combination of super strength and sharpened smarts made her one of the few heroes invited to become an official member of the Fantastic Four.
She-Hulk has been a favorite of mine since I was young (Her first appearance being only a year before I was born) the combination of Hulk like powers and the full intelligence of a highly skilled lawyer coupled with the sexiness of a giant green woman caught me right away, and never let go. She-Hulk has been a member of many teams from the Avengers to the Fantastic Four, and like most Marvel heroes she has changed outfits quite a few times. This figure is wearing her more recent purple/white one piece with fingerless gloves and white boots, one of my favorite looks for her. She is a little bigger than most of the MU figures, but I would have liked her to be a little bit taller than she is. One other small problem with the figure is that she has two closed fists for hands, its not like She-Hulk is known for using weapons or anything, but they could have at least given her an open hand to open up the posing options a little bit. My last complaint is with the area where her calves meet the knee; it looks like her knee joint is stretched out with that extra bit of plastic there, and it kind of ruins the look of the figure’s legs a little bit. I wish Hasbro had made this area look a little better. Other than these small complaints she looks great, this is about as good a She-Hulk as we could ask for.
Paint on my She-Hulk is mostly good; the areas where the purple meets the white on her suit are nice and clean. There is a slight blue wash on the white parts (That’s also there on the Punisher figure) that I’m not really sure why it’s there, but it doesn’t look too bad. Her face looks decent with the eyes being a little wonky but serviceable. The only real QC issue is a small spot of scarring on her chest that looks like the paint was melted a little bit by something. This She-Hulk is mostly a great looking figure.
She-Hulk comes with no accessory which is fitting for the character, but I don’t know why Hasbro decided to drop the figure stands from MU especially in a line where so many of the figures don’t have accessories. I’m sure it is to save money, and they did include a “collectible comic shot” which is really just a comic cover made of cardboard that is totally useless and will most likely be thrown away.
Articulation on She-Hulk is great with some improvements to the standard MU articulation. She’s got swivel/hinge shoulders, ball jointed hips, the ab joint, double jointed knees and elbows, a two piece ball jointed head, swivels at the biceps, the new peg in foot ankles that give a wide range of movement, and swivel cuts at the thighs, wrists, and boots. She-Hulk is capable of a tone of cool poses.
Overall I am very happy with this She-Hulk figure and would highly recommend her to any fan of the character or Marvel Universe figures in general. Hopefully we will get Fantastic Four and Business suit variants sometime soon.