For superhero aficionados and aficionadas with a fondness for Marvel’s iconic green rage monster, Kotobukiya’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulk ARTFX+ Statue should add just the right amount of smashing, faux gamma-irradiated awesomeness to their collections.
Designed by legendary sculptor, Junnosuke Abe (the artist behind Kotobukiya’s very popular Marvel Now series of figures, including the recently featured Iron Man), the nearly 9.5-inch tall (1/10th scale) Kotobukiya Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulk ARTFX+ Statue is a masterful depiction of Bruce Banner’s volatile and freakishly strong alter ego that delivers the detail and craftsmanship that discerning collectors will undoubtedly relish. Once removed from the box and assembled (Hulk’s lower body and arms attach to the torso), the quality of the piece is readily apparent. The sculpt’s richly painted contours faithfully capture the Hulk’s rippling verdant musculature, enraged disposition, and high-tech stretchy pants in a dynamic (and characteristically intimidating) pose with his fists raised and face snarling.
While the Kotobukiya Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulk ARTFX+ Statue makes for a stunning stand-alone piece, it is built to be posed with its collectible Avengers 2 counterpart, the Kotobukiya Hulkbuster ARTFX+ Statue (which is sold separately). In addition to hands that fit together, both figures come with matching bases resembling a brick roadway that can be aligned to yield the ultimate display of brawling titans.
The Kotobukiya Avengers: Age of Ultron Hulk and Hulkbuster ARTFX+ Statues released in the fall of 2015 at the manufacturer’s suggested retail prices of $69.99 and $199.99 USD, respectively.