Mattel’s 8″ DC Retro-Heroes Green Arrow
December 11, 2009

 

 

 Manufacturer: Mattel

Release Date: December 15th, 2009

Wave/Assortment:  Wave 1

Packaging: Single Carded

Accessories:  Removable Hat and Bow with Arrow

Scale: 8"

Sculpted By: Mattel with the assistience of Dr. Mego

 

THE PACKAGE

Carded Front Carded BackMailer Box

THE FIGURE

Retro-Action Green Arrow Front Retro-Action Green Arrow SideRetro-Action Green Arrow Back

Retro-Action Green Arrow Face with HatRetro-Action Green Arrow Face without Hat

 

ACCESSORIES/COSTUME

The Bow (With Boxing Glove Arrow) 

The Quiver 

The Full Costume 

THE BODY

Mattel's Retro Action Body FrontMattel's Retro-Action Body BackThe interior band

 OTHER GREEN ARROWS

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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9 Comments »

  • Valo487 says:

    Very cool. How much is this guy supposed to cost? I haven’t seen a number listed yet. Thanks!!

  • megofan says:

    As a Mego fan, I think this is an epic fail all around.
    Not only does the packaging look phoned in, the figure itself is garbage.
    This is no more “Mego-like” than any of the other wanna-be’s that have come and gone over the years.
    All this is, is a smaller Big Jim like body with a Mego Green Arrow head. The hat doesn’t fit right, the gauntlets look ridiculous, the waist is too thin,the legs are laughably too thick, and the boots are way too big. Top that off with the stupid boxing glove arrow, and you have to ask yourself; Why did they even bother?
    I also think that using the Mego Green Arrow head on a Mattel body is just insulting. Back in the 70’s, Megos were king, Big Jim sucked.
    This is NOT a Mego. Call it what it is, “Lame-o”
    I actually owe you guys a world of thanks. I might have ordered this sight unseen, but you just saved me 30 bucks.

  • megofan says:

    I think this is an epic fail all around.
    Not only does the packaging look phoned in, the figure itself is garbage.
    This is no more “Mego-like” than any of the other wanna-be’s that have come and gone over the years.
    All this is, is a smaller Big Jim like body with a Mego Green Arrow head. The hat doesn’t fit right, the gauntlets look ridiculous, the legs are laughably too thick, and the boots are way too big. Top that off with the stupid boxing glove arrow, and you have to ask yourself; Why did they even bother?
    I also think that using the Mego Green Arrow head on a Mattel body is just insulting. Back in the 70’s, Megos were king, Big Jim sucked.
    To hybrid the two is just a recipe for disaster.
    This is NOT a Mego. To me it’s nothing more than what it is,”Lame-o”
    I actually owe you guys a world of thanks. From what I’ve been hearing, I might have ordered this sight unseen. You just saved me 30 bucks.

  • anson says:

    I am very happy about this figure. It has awsome details,and features. I can not wait untill spring 2010!

  • anson says:

    i know this is really early,but anyone know what the next wave is? i hope batman&robin.

  • anson says:

    i have recived my green arrow yesterday,and i must say,as i said before,the figure is great! the legs are a little bowed,but other than that,i really like it. when it was announced that mattel was coming out with these,i was very happy. i have been collecting mego’s for several years. this is i hope,a LONG line of more to come. MEGOFAN, i hope that you have mabee changed your mind alittle,since green arrow has come out. being a mego fan,collecting,and just plain megonuts,too the furture………..

  • jason says:

    My Green Arrow arrived about 10 mins ago.
    Love the new body.It looks indestructible. His legs are a bit chunky & bow legged.
    & his gauntlets r a litte big. But that just adds to the mego quirkyness (the oven mitts on batman, robin, aquaman).
    I’m impressed & cant wait to get a green lantern.
    Well done Mattel.

  • anson says:

    I HAVE RECIVED MY GREEN ARROW. I REALLY LIKE IT,BUT I DO NOT LIKE THE SUIT MATERAL.SOON AFTER I TOOK HIM OUT,I HAD A RUN IN HIS LEG,AND WHEN I CHECKED OUT HIS ARMS,ANOTHER RUN SOON WAS THERE. I AM NOW GOING TO ORDER ANOTHER,KEEP IN THE PACKAGE.OTHER THAN THAT I REALLY LIKE IT. I AM JUST HAPPY TO FINALLY SEE THESE AWSOME TOYS MADE AGAIN.I AM ALSO HAPPY TO SEE THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GET THE 1ST WAVE IN OTHER PLACES THAN JUST TOYS ARE US.

  • jason says:

    Yeah it would have been better if they’d used lycra(the same material toy biz used on their 9″ line famous covers) as lycra doesnt ladder.
    My Green Arrow costume hasnt laddered only because I havent really messed with it. It’s just displayed on my shelf.
    Dr mego does an excellent repro Green arrow costume for about $15 (although you can buy a new mattel green arrow for $20).
    Any idea when Green lanterns available?

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