GREEN LANTERN – EMERALD SHIELD
GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH (DC DIRECT)
So, I’m a big Green Lantern fan, and as such, I have a whole lot of Green Lantern stuff. Here’s a piece of that collection. It’s another DC Direct review, this time from one of their many Green Lantern lines. This line was done to correspond with Green Lantern: Rebirth, the series that brought the long dead Hal Jordan back from the dead. I’ll be looking at one of the variants of Hal Jordan from that line.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Hal was released as a part of DC Direct’s Green Lantern: Rebirth line. He was a Toyfare exclusive*. He was a recast of the regular Green Lantern from the line. He stands a little over 6 inches and has 13 points of articulation. Like I said, he shares his sculpt with the basic Hal Jordan from the line, but this is the first of the two I’ll be looking at, so I’ll examine it here. It’s a nice sculpt, with basic smooth lines. The details of the costume are etched in. The musculature of the body is handled pretty well, with no odd proportions. The head is a decent approximation of Hal, looking somewhat cocky. With the exception of his logo on his chest, GL has no paint to speak of, because this particular figure’s gimmick is being molded in translucent green plastic to replicate when GL is all powered up. GL includes a display stand, a piece that hooks onto the stand to allow GL to hover, and a power batter molded in translucent green.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
This figure, along with the regular version, was a birthday gift from my parents. It’s great because it combines my love of translucent action figures with my love of Green Lantern! While the idea has been used several times since, this was really the first time that a GL figure was released in clear green, which made him extra cool at the time!
*ToyFare magazine was a pretty fantastic resource for collectors back in the day, providing not only news on upcoming releases, but also augmenting collectors’ collections with a few exclusive items here and there.