Thing (Ultimate)


  • Real Name: Benjamin Grimm
  • AKA: Ben, Benjy, Grimm Reaper, The Asbestos Thing, Insulation Boy, The Rockpile That Smells Like A Sick Buffalo, Rocky, Stone Man, Earth boy, Stonehenge, Captain Benjamin Grimm, Rocky
  • Family: Rachel Grimm (mother); Sue Storm (wife); Unnamed daughter; Franklin Storm (father-in-law, deceased); Mary Storm (mother-in-law, deceased);Johnny Storm (brother-in-law)
  • Base of Operation: Baxter Building, Manhattan, New York City
  • Identity: Public
  • Citizenship: American
  • Martial Status: Married
  • Occupation: Adventurer, formerly; SHIELD/U.S Air Force test pilot and Captain
  • Education: Unfinished college education
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 7′5″ (2.26 m)
  • Weight: 1650 lbs (748.43 kg)
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: Brown
  • Unusual Feature: Purple Skin, Glowing aura, formerly rock skin
  • Origin: Human mutate altered by the N-Zone
  • Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)

Maybe being friends of this universe’s Reed wasn’t such a good idea. Introduced Ultimate Fantastic Four #1 (2004) by Mark Millar, Brian Michael Bendis and Adam Kubert, this Ben Grimm is the childhood friend of Reed Richards, with Ben protecting Reeds from bullies in school. After Reed enrolled in the Baxter Building’s think tank, Ben would continue his education and college. While on a spring break, he would visit his old friend in the Nevada Desert when Reed as testing his device to the N-Zone. After Damme tampered with the device, Ben and the others were sucked into the N-Zone, returning home with new powers and for Ben, a rocky hide form.

Initially blaming Reed for his form, after several adventures, he gained a fondness for his form. He would remain with the team until the death of Dr. Franklin Richards, which cause the team to break up. Ben would visit Sue but believed she rejected him. After helping with the Ultimate Enemy event, Sue confessed that she loved him back and they became a couple. Ben would later break out of his rocky form and gained a new energy form. After finding out Reed had fake his death and arranged for villains to attack his friends and other, Ben worked with Sue and Johnny to defeat their old friend. Soon after Sue proposed to Ben and they were married. They would later aid the Avengers against Reed, now the Maker, and Ben reveal he could take up his rocky form at will. The couple would eventually gain a daughter before their universe was destroyed and restored following the Incursions.

This version of Ben would receive two figure as part of Toybiz Fantastic Four Classics line in both of it’s series in short tenure.

Ultimate Fantastic Four

Recommend Figure: Toybiz Fantastic Four Classics Series 1 + 2 – Thing

  • Background:
    • When Ben visited Reed in the Nevada desert, he was made wear this jumpsuit to protect him from the experiment. After been turned into the Thing, he would wear a variety of this suit include long and short pants and a vest.
  • Why do you need it for your collection?
    • If you are building an Ultimate Universe display, you may need this for that collection.
  • Does it need a remake?
    • Yes as a more accurate version.


Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not facts. Please let me know if I have missed anything.

Alternates: Things

Universe: Ultimate Universe (Earth-1610)