When it became time to purchase a statue of Marvel’s popular red giant Rulk to compliment the REDHULK BLOG office, I had a significant decision to make. There were two very good Red Hulk statues available on the market, but I only had room for one: the best. Cost would not be an issue.
First, I reviewed the KOTOBUKIYA Red Hulk statue.
This was an easy decision for me. I absolutely love the artwork of Ed Mcguiness and no artist compares to his original vision of the Rulk, bar none. For the same reasons some dislike his art…. gigantic rip-roaring muscled frame, oversized jaw bone and hands… are the same reasons why I feel his Red Hulk is superior to other artists who have taken a stab at it… including Randy Bowen’s statue. No other artist’s rendition oozes the energy and raw power like the Rulk’s co-creater EdMcguinness… and the Kotobukiya statue captures that essense with great success. Add the fact that the Kotobukiya statue’s pose has the formal general’s aggresive fist cocked and ready to land a punch.. while Bowen’s statue only leans forward in a static position, makes this a unanimous decision by knockout! Thanks Kotobukiya, I am very pleased.
A general falls. A red monster rises. Stay tuned.