Hasbro - Hasbro Reveals New Gladiator Hulk MCU Figure

By Mulder, 30 may 2023

Hasbro today revealed a brand new Gladiator Hulk figure inspired by Hulk’s appearance on Sakaar in Thor: Ragnarok. This 6-inch-scale figure stands tall at 8.375 inches without helmet.  While wearing the removable helmet (which has a mohawk), it is 9.25 inches tall to the very top. The figure also comes with 5 entertainment-inspired accessories including an alternate head and gladiator helmet.  The figure will be available tomorrow for pre-order exclusively at Amazon. Images of the new figure can be found here and product info is below my signature. 

Missing since the Avengers’ last globe-spanning battle, the Hulk’s whereabouts are finally uncovered when Thor finds his ally in an unlikely locale: a cosmic gladiatorial arena halfway across the galaxy. This quality 6-inch scale Hulk figure features deco and design inspired by his appearance in the film Thor: Ragnarok! Includes figure and 5 entertainment-inspired accessories including an alternate head and gladiator helmet.

The Hulk Gladiator, also known as the World War Hulk storyline, is a popular comic book storyline featuring the character Hulk, published by Marvel Comics. Here's what I can tell you about it. In the World War Hulk storyline, the Hulk, who is usually portrayed as a hero with immense strength, becomes a gladiator and seeks revenge on the Marvel superheroes who exiled him from Earth. The story follows the events of the Planet Hulk storyline, where the Hulk was tricked into a space shuttle and sent to the planet Sakaar. On Sakaar, the Hulk is enslaved and forced to fight in gladiatorial combat. However, due to his incredible power and ability to transform into an unstoppable force, the Hulk quickly becomes the champion of the arena, earning the title of the Green Scar. During his time as a gladiator, the Hulk forms alliances and friendships with other gladiators, including the insectoid Miek and the warrior woman known as Caiera.

Eventually, the Hulk's gladiatorial success leads him to form a rebellion against the oppressive regime ruling Sakaar. With a team of allies, including the Warbound, a group of Sakaaran gladiators who become loyal to the Hulk, he successfully overthrows the tyrannical government and becomes the planet's ruler. However, the Hulk's desire for revenge on those who sent him into space remains, and he sets his sights on Earth. Returning to his home planet with his newfound army, the Hulk initiates a brutal conflict known as "World War Hulk." He confronts the superhero community, seeking retribution for his exile and the destruction of his family.

The World War Hulk storyline explores themes of anger, vengeance, and the consequences of the heroes' actions. It showcases the Hulk in a different light, as a formidable and ruthless force driven by his desire for justice. It's important to note that the World War Hulk storyline primarily exists within the comic book medium and has not been adapted into a standalone Hulk Gladiator movie or TV series as of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021. However, the character of Hulk has appeared in various Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films, portrayed by Mark Ruffalo.

With over 80 years of entertainment history, Marvel has become a cornerstone of fan collections around the world. With the Marvel Legends Series, fan favorite Marvel Comic Universe and Marvel Cinematic Universe characters are designed with premium detail and articulation for posing and display in collections. Available for pre-order May 31 at 1p.m. ET exclusively at Amazon.

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Marvel legends series Gladiator Hulk
Approx. Retail Price: $39.99 
Available: Fall 2023

(Source : press release)