XM Studios Brings Planet Hulk To Earth With 1/4 Scale StatueJose Lopez
In the 60+ years that the Incredible Hulk comic book series has been published, there have been far fewer iconic storylines than you would expect. One of those few is the Greg Pak-written Planet Hulk epic, which itself bleeds into its conclusion, World War Hulk. The 2006 event spawned an animated movie and elements of it were heavily used in the 2017 Thor: Ragnarok film. Now XM Studios has revealed their take on Planet Hulk with a monstrous 27 inch tall statue.
If there’s one thing that will stick in your mind, its the image of the Hulk dressed as a gladiator. So its no surprise that this particular look for the Jade Giant has become a fan favorite since 2006. XM brings that look to life perfectly, giving you a fully-armored Hulk in mid-battle with some alien creature that no doubt regrets entering the ring.
In the comics, the Hulk is exiled by his fellow superheroes to an alien planet where he becomes a gladiator, leading eventually to his becoming that world’s king. Eventually, the monster returns to Earth to take revenge on his former friends, sporting a slightly more regal look.
XM gives you the option to swap out some of the Hulk’s look so you also have a King Hulk statue as well. I love that they did this and really am overjoyed at the options here. Well done, XM.
The XM Studios Planet Hulk Marvel Premium 1/4 Scale Statue is available for pre-order now and is slated for a Q4, 2021 release.
“XM Studios is excited to present our next Marvel Premium Collectibles series statue, Planet Hulk. This beloved character is immortalized in amazingly detailed 1:4 scale cold-cast porcelain. Each painstakingly handcrafted statue is individually hand-painted with a high quality finish. A traditionally hand-sculpted piece by artist Aaron Rey Perez (the same artist who hand-sculpted Red Hulk), Planet Hulk is definitely a key art piece in every Marvel collector’s collection. A unique Hulk piece that follows Hulk’s journey and storyline in Planet Hulk, collectors have the option to display Hulk as Gladiator Hulk and King Hulk with the available switch-outs. Details and textures from Hulk’s skin, the leather-clad pieces and straps, his distressed wood-like shield, and the armour that encases Hulk, are all sculpted to life-like detail.”