It’s been a minute since I’ve received a pre-order from Hasbropulse, so I was pleasantly surprised when I got the shipping notice for this green She-Hulk variant. I almost forgot I had ordered this figure, so let’s take a look!
The packaging is what you expect here with a nice big window showing off the goods and a snazzy couple of illustrations on the sides and back. I think mixing up the artists here keeps this packaging feel fresh.
The figure come with two heads (calm and angry) and two sets of hands (grip and fist) and the parts swap easily and stay on securely. The placid portrait is very nice, but feels a little weird on this torn up outfit. I usually think of She-Hulk as the more winky character from Byrne’s run on her book, so the calm face feels a little zoned out for me. The angry portrait has a great energy to it and is appropriately scary and I like how the hair is flowing like she’s just whipped her head around to notice something she’s going to smash.
Most of the figure is re-use from the gray She-Hulk from the Super-Skrull wave. That was a figure that I loved when I saw the prototype, but never really gave it’s fair due in hand. I think I had an overflow of Legends at the time and opened a bunch in one go and never spent much time with the figure before putting it away so I’m kinda glad this re-paint came along so I could really appreciate the sculpting here. The musculature is pretty phenomenal and feels unique in a line that can sometimes feel a little samey due to all the re-use.
I think the forearms are swapped on the figure because the sharper, smaller muscles of the forearm are on the inside of the arm instead of the outside. The arms are reversed in the pictures above and the two pictures below are after the swap. It’s an easy swap with some heat and improves the look, though the elbow discs do stick out a bit when you only partially bend the arms.
The articulation is mostly what you normally see in Marvel Legends ladies with
- Swivel/hinge shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, and ankles
- Hinged neck
- Ball and socket mid-torso and head
- Swivel biceps and thighs
The arms are certainly big enough to incorporate a double hinge, but the single hinge does get a better range of motion than you see on a lot of double hinged arms, so I’m mostly okay with it but then again that elbow disc can look weird in some poses.
The paint is pretty typical Marvel Legends fare and is mostly clean, but there is a little slop along the edges of the many holes in the jeans. I love the perfect vibrancy of the green, the darker wash in the hair, and the clean paint on the teeth and gums for the angry head quite a bit.
Overall, I’d say this is a solid figure that I like in the traditional green more than I do in gray and I’m glad I picked her up. She’s definitely my favorite She-Hulk figure thus far.