Tuesday, July 16, 2013

COIN SMASH! The Hobo Nickel Starring A Hand Engraved Incredible Hulk

No 'Hobo Nickel' isn't the Hobgoblin's cousin, rather a cult hobby, where sculptors creatively modify small coins of various denominations into unique artworks. Low cost and portable, the medium was popular amongst Hobo's, hence the name. See? IADW can be edumacational!

Anyways, on to the Hulk. Shaun Hughs carved the above ultra-detailed image of the Jade Giant onto a 1935 Buffalo/Indian Head 'Hobo Nickel', and now has his radioactively cool canvas up for sale on ebay.

If you don't have enough Hobo Nickels yourself to bid on said masterwork, you can still watch this vid on how Shaun mastered his craft and created the beast, right here;

 What do you think? 


  1. So tempted to say "I'll buy that for a dollar!" :) This level of workmanship is completely beyond me, I'd be more likely to shell out more for it. If I could get away with it. Darn adult responsibilities.
    Although, if you were to put this particular piece on the railroad track, it would bring new meaning to "Hulk smash!" wouldn't it?

  2. Now I want to watch Robocop all over again Random. That phrase is probably from somewhere else but that's where I always take it back to. Oh well, watching for the one millionth time won't be that bad...

  3. It never is Dan. In fact, sometimes it can be therapeutic. I know it makes me feel better about the fact that I no longer snort coke...oh wait. No, that wasn't me.
    Maybe I have watched it too many times.