This is my favorite Iron Man figure of all time and it’s the premiere toy in the House of M collection produced in 2006. The other characters are Hulk, It and Inhuman Torch. House of M was a storyline from a few years back that featured the Scarlet Witch sending many of the heroes from the Marvel universe into an alternate reality. This collection represents the swan song of Toy Biz and it’s one of the greatest sets they ever produced.
Part of why I love this figure so much is it comes from one of the coolest storylines in comics. Hulk is exiled to a planet of warrior tribes by a conspiracy of Earth heroes and S.H.I.E.L.D. On the planet, Hulk takes part in gladiator style battles and of course comes out on top. He also falls in love with Caiera and chooses her as his queen. But she dies after the shuttle that transported Hulk to Sakaar explodes. Hulk decides to return to Earth and declare justice on those who did this to him.
This is a classic figure and my hands down favorite of my Batman collection. The original comic book Knightfall series ran from 1993 to 1994 and it featured Batman’s arch nemesis, Bane. Popularized in the recent movie, Bane is also one of the all time legendary DC creations, a menacing and tenacious steroid driven psychopath who repeatedly attacks Batman and nearly kills him.
I’m convinced this is one of the most amazing toys ever created. In the category of build-a-figures it is simply as good as it gets. The character of Pitt first appeared in 1993. For those of you who don’t know, he’s a human/alien hybrid created by an alien race known as Creed. There’s a long and fairly complicated backstory involving his creation (and his half-brother, Timmy) that eventually rendered Pitt a fugitive with a serious attitude.
For those of you who don’t know, House of M was a storyline from a few years back that featured the Scarlet Witch sending many of the heroes from the Marvel universe into an alternate reality. The Hulk from the House of M was produced in 2006 as part of an insanely cool box set that also featured sick House of M versions of Iron Man, It and Inhuman Torch. It’s tempting to want to talk about all the toys in this set but this review is about the angry green man we’ve grown to love.