Back in 2011, we reported on Sideshow’s upcoming glorious RED HULK Comiquette that will be shipping around October of this year (the article can be found HERE).
Only available through authorized Sideshow resellers, this store exclusive statue will stand at a whopping 2 feet tall and would make any Red Hulk fan drool with delight… except for one major flaw. Sideshow apparently didn’t do their homework and included eyebrows on their glorious Rulk trophy. In disgust, many fans complained and considered passing on this expensive statue (retailing for $359.99 U.S.) for its lack of character authenticity.
Well fortunately Red Hulk fans…. Sideshow has listened and now has changed the final design of the Comiquette to reflect no eyebrows when it ships later this year! Check it out and pre-order this baby before it’s too late!
This beautiful statue is a store exclusive meaning any retail venue that carries authorized Sideshow Collectibles product can pre-order this. Somewhat a variant of the previously released Green Hulk comiquette, the Red Hulk Comiquette sports a beautiful red paint job and wickedly cool spiked hair (making up for the poor head of hair they disgracefully gave the Green Hulk counterpart long ago.) Standing at a whopping 2 feet tall, the statue will be available in the 3rd quarter of 2012 at a pricepoint of $359.99.
My only complaint with the statue is the Red Hulk should not have eyebrows…. but otherwise… it’s just plain glorious!
Here are the official release notes :
Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the Red Hulk Comiquette – Sideshow Store Exclusive. Captured in approximately 1:5 scale each piece is individually painted and finished, each with its own unique quality and detail that is the trademark of a handcrafted Sideshow Collectibles product. The Red Hulk Comiquette stands a full 2 feet tall, and makes a perfect complement to the Hulk Comiquette, or any Marvel Collection!
Product Type: Polystone Statue
- Product Size: 23.25″ H (590.55mm) x 20.5″ W (520.7mm) x 16.5″ L (419.1mm)*
- Product Weight: 30.00 lbs (13.61 kg)*
- Box Size: 28.00″ H (711.2mm) x 23.00″ W (584.2mm) x 16.00″ L (406.4mm)*
- Martin Canale and The Gore Group (Sculpt)
- Michael Norman (Sculpt)
- Steve Riojas (Paint)
- Ariel Olivetti (Concept / Design)
- The Sideshow Collectibles Design and Development Team
Manufactured by: Sideshow Collectibles
A mysterious aggressive Red Hulk is on the loose, responsible for the murder of Wendigo and Abomination, the destruction of a S.H.I.E.L.D. Hellcarrier, he even causes an earthquake in San Francisco. It takes the combined efforts of powerful Hulk and god Thor to bring down the Red Hulk. But, in a twist of irony, the monster’s true identity is revealed as the man who dedicated a lifetime to hunting The Hulk, General Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross.
A decorated Air Force General, Ross was assigned to multiple government projects focused on the capture and cure of The Hulk, in fact he was the commander at Desert Base, New Mexico where Bruce Banner was first exposed to the radiation that created The Hulk.
However, when Ross participated in an S.H.I.E.L.D. experiment gone awry, he became the very thing he hunted and despised. The Red Hulk travels a winding path that takes him from mindless servitude under the Leader, back to his previous position as an Air Force General, through the tragic death of his daughter and subsequent assassination of Abomination, but, true to form even this path weaves back to his complex relationship with Bruce Banner, The Hulk.
A general falls. A red monster rises. Stay tuned.
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