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Simple but tough and made for play!
on 12 October 2014
My six-year-old son and I both like our toys and he's getting into Marvel Superheroes at the moment, with a particular interest in the Avengers so this was right up his street. I imagine much of what I'm about to say about Hulk here applies to the rest of the Titan Hero Series, but the purple-panted monster is the only example we've seen up close so far.
Hulk comes packaged in a big rectangular box which will look great wrapped up for Christmas. Out of the box, Hulk stands a good 12 inches tall. He's much lighter than I expected, being made of hollow two-part components - handy for when he gets "accidentally" thrown across the room - but still feels very robust. He stands quite steadily on his own feet too, which isn't always the case with action figures (a source of particular irritation for my little man) so points to Hasbro there.
The articulation on Hulk is quite limited and is reminiscent of the Star Wars figures I had as a boy. He has up/down movement at the shoulders and the same at the hips. His head is on a ball socket and his hands swivel at the wrists. A swivel at the waist would have been nice, but was perhaps not possible due to the hollow construction. This all adds up to less freedom of movement than some other toys of this size, but less chance of breakage too and is a sign of a toy that's made to be played with!
And that's exactly what I've witnessed today, my little man charging round the lounge yelling "Hulk smash" at every opportunity, plus several demonstrations of how Hulk does a backflip! This toy has no fussy bits, no gimmicky spring-loaded actions to break or accessories to lose, it's just a solid figure made with little boys in mind and for that reason it gets the thumbs up from my co-reviewer and me!