Blurs Line Between Avenger And Mighty “Champion”
Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” Hulk-Out Mask reminds us of everything any kid loves about pretending to channel Bruce Banner’s surly green alter-ego and every sigh of relief we adults breathed that all the lovey-dovey business between Banner and Natasha Romanoff in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” didn’t turn Hulk into the galaxy’s biggest, buffest emo poet.
Sure, there were a few choice winks acknowledging Black Widow’s soft spot for the good Dr. Bruce Banner. However, we mostly savored the uproarious return to form of Earth’s roaring verdant giant doing what he does best: smashing every last thing in his path. Wow, have we ever come a long way from smearing Lou Ferrigno in body paint to morphing actual digital scans of Mark Ruffalo’s face into the snarl of a gamma radiation-drenched colossus with the temperament and vocabulary of your average YouTube commentator. Appropriately, this sweet piece of officially licensed Marvel merchandise also transforms anyone’s face into that of the “strongest Avenger,” but it fortunately does so without millions of dollars’ worth of painstaking CGI.
Remember that brilliant Chewbacca mask that became a viral sensation right around the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”? Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” Hulk-Out Mask’s articulation is based on a similar concept but, unfortunately, without a movie-authentic bellow of angst when you open your mouth. However, dropping your chin while wearing this adjustable, surprisingly comfortable mask will raise Hulk’s eyebrows, lower his jaw and transform his face into a furious sneer guaranteed to amplify your own primal battle cry.
Who needs another Avenger? With Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” Hulk-Out Mask, you already reign as the mightiest of all champions.