A couple years ago i bought a lot of Super Powers toys off Craigslist and in it were 4 Buddy L Secret Wars motorcycles..... Iron Man, Wolverine, Captain America, and Spider-Man. I thought they were pretty cool and i searched the internet for more info on them. While searching, i came across a lone picture that indicated that there was a 5th motorcycle in the set..... the Hulk! Being a big Hulk fan back in the day, I had to have one. I searched for months for more info on this Buddy L Secret Wars Hulk Cycle and couldn't find anything..... just the single pic on Google images. Never saw one on eBay.... nothing. I had posted in a couple threads over the months when someone mentioned Sectet Wars collectibles that i was in search of this Secret Wars Hulk Cycle but i figured i'd never find one.... they just didn't seem to exist.
Fast forward to last week. Museum member Den82 PM's me with a title "Look what i got....". I open the message to find a pic of a Buddy L Secret Wars Hulk Cycle!! He proceeds to tell me that he got it in a lot of stuff he had just bought and while searching the internet for more info on the toy, he came across one of my posts where i had mentioned that this was one of my grails.
Any Buddy L Marvel Secret Wars Collections ? - Mego Talk
He tells me he likes this Hulk Cycle a lot...... but thought i would appreciate it more and offers to sell it to me! A little side note to the story..... a few weeks ago Den82 was looking for a bionic leg module to complete his Bionic Woman figure. I just happened to have a spare and sent it to him at no charge. I remember him thanking me and telling me "he owed me one". Talking about good toy karma! I was so excited last Friday when the Hulk Cycle arrived at my doorstep. I can't thank Den82 enough for allowing me to add this to my collection!
I also want to thank Mego Superboy Prime for providing a lot of info on this toy for me. After reading his blog about his awesome Hulk collection i contacted him to see if he could tell me about the Hulk Cycle. Sure enough, he has one and knew quite a bit about it. Apparently there are at least three more cycles i now need to find... Magneto, Dr. Octopus and Dr. Doom . Anybody have any of these laying around in a box somewhere?