New in the AFi Archive – Green Lantern Movie Masters Hal Jordan
April 18, 2011

We have quite a bit of new Green Lantern movie goodness to show you in the coming days.  It’s my great hope that I’ll have time to post one each day this week as part of AFi’s 6th Anniversary (check out that snazzy new header Jason whipped up for it!)

First one out of the gate has to be our hero himself- Hal Jordan.  I am also starting with the Movie Masters version as I think that is the GL line collectors are most exited for.   The Movie Masters line is it’s own scale, similar to the figures we saw for the Batman Begins and Dark Knight Movie Masters line.  It’s a smaller scale than the heroic 6" DC Universe Classics scale, these are not quite 6".

There will be 12 figures in the Green Lantern Movie Masters Line. Two will be Hal Jordan (masked and unmasked). You will need 11 of the figures to build the movie version of Parallax Collect-and-Connect figure (maskless Hal comes with a die cast ring in lieu of a Collect and Connect piece).

The first 6 figures in the mainline are: Hal Jordan,  Rot Lop Fan,  Tomar Re, Neutkeloi, Sinestro and Ismot Kol.  Mattel recently revealed the upcoming Hector Hammond figure at Wonder Con.  He will be in the mainline later in the year.  Additionally there is a movie master preview G’hu figure in the second wave of GL Classics and a series of over-sized figures in scale to the 6" line starting with Green Man and later on Kilowog.

There will also be 4 TRU exclusive Two-Packs. Abin Sur will be the only exclusive figure to these packs, the others will be re-decos and reissues. 

This Movie Masters Hal just comes with one accessory- his lantern battery.    This is the exact same Hal  as you will get in the TRU exclusive 2-packs, the only difference is the single carded MM Hal comes with his lantern battery, the 2-packs don’t.  The 2-packs do come with a clear green stand for both figures that the single carded figures do not.

The articulation doesn’t seem consistent through the line.  Granted I’ve only seen a small sampling of the MM line so far, but that was one thing I noticed.  Of course some of that may be due to the fact that not all of the characters are humanoid shaped.  Hal is sporting the following articulation: neck swivel, semi-ball jointed shoulders, bicep swivel, elbow with swivel, wrist swivel, waist swivel, t-crotch hips with side-swing, knees with swivel and ankles.

His ring hand is in a fist, his other hand is in a strange half claw-thing, which makes it a little tricky to hold his lantern.

These figures a set to hit stores on May 1st.

You can see all of the pictures of the Movie Masters Hal, and a sneak peek at a few of the others coming up that we will be featuring, in his AFi archive entry here.

This sample was provided by Mattel.

 

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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