Classic 80's Hulk Hogan (Wrestling) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:34058
Name:Classic 80's Hulk Hogan
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Wrestling
Date Added:November 2, 2011
Base Figure:various
Height:7.00 inches
YOU KNOW MEAN GENE... I didn't mean to do this. I got these pieces for fodder, but every time I looked in the box and saw the Hulkamania t-shirt torso... I kept hearing it call me. So I found myself trying to piece together a childhood memory. I don't follow wrestling, but when I was a kid Hulkamania ruled! I looked into it and there hasn't been a classic Hogan for the Mattel WWE Legends. Next thing I knew I was making one.

This is a 100% fodder custom, that was the challenge I gave myself for this one. He started with the old jakks pre-aggression wrestling figure torso. I used a pair of WWE Elite legs that were lying around. The boots were donated from a taken apart Mattel Legends Rick Rude, I had to dremil them down to fit the other wrestlers longer larger legs. The crotch piece is from a Jakks UFC Anderson Silva. The biceps and shoulder pegs were from a toy biz t.n.a. raven figure I had torn apart forever ago. These arm parts were chosen specifically to be big, but not super defined to get hogans look from the era. The lower arms were from some unknown wrestler, but you would never know. I had to completely re-sculpt over them to add the wrist wraps, and get the size to fit with the upper arms. Hands were from a Hasbro ML Doc Sampson, and alternate hands (for classic hogan pose-off) from a Neca street fighter. Lastly the head. I had one that came with the torso, but it looked like hogan now, and I wanted a classic Hogan. In a strange coincidence I was going through some boxes a couple of weeks ago, and came across two figures I found in a park a bunch of years ago. A Hasbro Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase and a Hulk Hogan. I grabbed the Hogan and stole his head! With some dremil work to fit his neck and some sculpt work on the face and hair, I had my Hulk!
I painted a pair of Jakks deluxe aggression elbow pads for Hogans classic red knee pads. Then got a belt from another wrestler to give Hogan his Championship strap. I know it's not 100% accurate, but it was the best I had, and this is a fodder custom!
Next was a complete repaint, making sure to get the over tanned tone of the Hulkster! I used a gloss finish on the skin for a change to get that sweaty wet look, and add to that coco butter tan look as well. I just wish I had a little cross necklace for the final touch, but again this is a fodder custom, and I wasn't reaching out for any parts.

For something I never intended on doing it was a bit of work, but worth it, and totally inspired from that inner child that watched Hogan growing up.

Now HULKAMANIA is running wild on my shelf!

User Comments
windblock2007 -
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
I love this Hulk Hogan....I must have missed this....great work as always.
HulkSmashedMe=( -
Thursday, July 5, 2012
You know something? This custom is TOO SWEET!!!

And another thing BROTHER, I wish I had these 2.4 inch pythons displayed in my collection!

And whatchya gonna do when this custom runs wild on you???
loosecollector -
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Woah! This custom ate ALL the vitamins! Look at that beauty! Very accurate representation of Hogan in his prime. Back when he's Superman. Great taking note about how his 24-inch pythons are less defined but HUUUGE! Good work Pulpy!
pulpyfiction -
Friday, November 4, 2011
I just want to thank everybody for taking the time to post. This was just a bit of fun I did with no intention of doing so. I'm really happy how it turned out and appreciate the kind words, and for the inspiration!
Stevid -
Friday, November 4, 2011
bad @$$ bro!! The Hulkster rules!! I remember when he picked up Andre the Giant.
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Thursday, November 3, 2011
I absolutely love this, I was always a fan of hulkster, ultimate warrior and the legion of doom. you made a likeness of all that was cool about hulk hogan. this deserves an 11 out of 11.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Awesome buddy! Love seeing your work and happy you pumped out some customs for me to comment on. To me this looks like a hulk hogan figure that should have been released with mattel all stars.
G_Rantula -
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Yellow and red...check! Receding hairline...check!! 24" pythons...check!!! PURE HULKAMANIA...CHECK!?! This is AWESOME!?!
fastfreddie -
Thursday, November 3, 2011
This is what happens when HULKAMANIA is running wild over in PULPYTOWN! WHATCHA GONNA DO BRUDDAH!? I love this Pulpster! This looks identical to the Hulk from the 80's! I can't get over how fantastic this one is! I would buy this in a leg drop minute if I saw it in the stores!
suprasizeme -
Thursday, November 3, 2011
You have really struck a nostalgic nerve with me. I was a huge Hulkamania fan when I was growing up. And to think you did it with fodder pieces. Incredible!!!!
dbocustoms -
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
all you little hulksters say your prayers and take you vitamins! I don't follow it either but loved him and wrestling as a kid,this is just how I remember him too,awesome hulk for all the hulkamaniacs!
fitzjedi -
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
BDCdiesel -
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Ha ha, yeeeeaaah, that is AWESOME! Excellent work, absolutely effin' perfect.
CAb00se -
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
dude...this is fantastic...excellent use of parts. you truly captured the spirit of hulkamania!!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Monkeyman411 -
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
What you gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild on YOU, Brotha. This is totally fantastic...great use of parts to make one awesome Hulkster
Shinobitron -
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Pulpy, this is flat out Awesome! I always like to see the Hulkster get the custom treatment and this is just like I said...Awesome! I just wish Mattel would get off their rear and get us a Hulk-a-mania dangit, lol. Now all I can hear is his theme song!
pulpyfiction -
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Thanks brother! (sorry I felt I needed to use another 'Hoganism') I agree, I only buy wrestling figures for parts, but I would get a classic Hogan just to own!
I have to ask though do you hear Real American or the theme used in Rock 'n Wrestling?
Monkeyman411 -
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Mattel can't make a Hulkster while he is contracted to sucks I know
Shinobitron -
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Pulpy-Oh most definitely Real American! That song kicks so much butt, lol!

aussie-Crap! I completely forgot he went to TNA. I'll just have to keep waiting patiently until maybe one day Mattel will be able to get the rights to do his figure.
Darththomas -
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Love it dude and yes Hulk was the man when I was a kid!!, I love it when a fodder custom comes together so well and now you got me wanting to try one
pulpyfiction -
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Thanks D.T., I love a good fodder custom, and I use them as challenges to myself. The childhood favourites tend to catch me. Hey, I think I want to do an Alf...
Darththomas -
Thursday, November 3, 2011
That would be astounding
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