I really don’t buy too many items at toy stores or big box stores to add to my collection since I tend to focus on items from the 80’s or earlier, but every now and then I come across something that would look just perfect on my shelf. Check this guy out…
I found this ugly little Hulk statue at PetSmart over the weekend. He was part of an Avengers product line of statues that you would put in your fish tank. I managed to snap a crummy photo of the full set at the store, but the only one I brought home with me was the Hulk.
I might have picked up a Spidey if he had a statue of his own. The Iron Man one was pretty great, but falls outside of my collecting focus — must resist!
While at the pet store, I also caught these cute little Geckos cuddling up, but I digress…
Recently, I wrote an article about “Collectibles of the Future,” where I listed a variety of items that might someday be sought after by collectors. This little Hulk statue might very well become collectible someday because it has a few things going for it:
1. It’s the Hulk;
2. It’s breakable — how many ceramic items last the test of time?;
3. If it is used as intended, it will be ruined — trust me, I know what a fish tank can do to a decoration;
4. It’s not a toy — every Hulk collector is grabbing up the toys, but how many of them are looking at the pet store?
Now, I’m not saying this thing will ever become valuable, but I can imagine a Hulk collector would like to have it in his collection a few years from now.
I think the little guy fits right in with the vintage Hulks I have on display.