GREEN LANTERN (MOVIE)
Having rounded up all of my Christmas gift reviews (barring any late gifts, I suppose), I’ll be moving back to my regularly scheduled programming of random figures from my vast collection. A large subset of my collection is solely Green Lantern items, due to me being a really big fan of the character. Being such a fan, sometimes I buy stuff solely because it’s Green Lantern. That was the case with today’s figure, which hails from Mattel’s toy line to tie in with 2011’s Green Lantern movie. It’s the basic version of the main character, Hal Jordan.
THE FIGURE ITSELF
Hal was released in the first wave of figures from Mattel’s Green Lantern line, which came out a few short weeks before the movie’s release. He stands about 4 inches tall and has 8 points of articulation. He’s based on Hal’s fully GL’ed up look from the movie. The sculpt is passable, though the details are a bit on the soft side. The likeness on the head is pretty good, with a decent representation of Ryan Reynolds from the movie. The paint is fine, nothing spectacular, but there’s no slop of smudges which is nice, but details like Green Lantern’s power ring are left completely unpainted. This gives the figure a cheap look, but it’s wasn’t a “cheap” figure to buy. Hal includes a clear green construct.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
Yeah, so this figure is, well he’s not very good. If he’d been released 10 years earlier, perhaps it’d be okay, but not for a modern day figure. It’s cheaply made, the paint is as simplistic as possible, and he has practically no articulation, which means he’s not a very entertaining figure. I have this figure because and only because it’s a Green Lantern action figure.