New in the AFi Archives – The DCUC Green Lantern 5-pack
August 31, 2010

Mattel is already gearing up for the Green Lantern feature film by getting some green onto store shelves in anticipation.   One such pioneer of Oa is the DC Universe Classics ‘Green Lantern’s Light’ 5-pack.  This set is available exclusively at Walmart stores and is hitting now.  If you haven’t found this set yet, don’t fret.  Walmart toy aisle are going through a reset, so if there isn’t a shelf sticker for the set at your store, watch for the reset. Hopefully these will be as plentiful as the last DCUC Walmart 5-pack.

 

Mattel announced this set back in February at their press event at Toy Fair by showing Guy and Tomar.   This set contains: Hal Jordan (with white temples), Guy Gardner, John Stewart (in his Mosaic uniform), Tomar-Re and Sinestro (in his Green Lantern uniform).

  When this set was revealed at TF10 collectors had some questions about the set:

Would they come with lanterns?  At the time Mattel wasn’t quite sure as that hadn’t been priced out yet.  But I’m happy to report that ALL 5 figures have lanterns.

Would Sinestro be a new head sculpt?  No.  He would have the same head sculpt as the wave 3 figure.

Would they have an open hand so they could hold lanterns? (The 2-ups of Guy and Tomar shown both had closed fists).   Mattel didn’t know at the time.  They weren’t sure how far along in production they were at that time.  The GOOD news is, they were able to look at it and change it in time and all 5 figures have an open hand that can hold their lanterns.

 Now the set is here and it’s pretty nice.  I know a lot of folks just want the set for Guy and Tomar-Re, but don’t discount the rest of the set.   Sinestro’s head isn’t as small and awkward on the regular body as people thought it would be, and maybe I’m sentimental because I read and enjoyed the "Green Lantern: Mosaic" series, but I actually prefer this costume for John Stewart over the "JLU"/ modern look of John’s original release.   This set really fills out our DCUC Green Lantern corps in a great uniform style and scale.

You don’t have to take my word for it, we have full coverage of the set in the AFi archives with turn-arounds of each figure.

To see any of figures in this set click on the names or images below:

 

 

 

 

Guy Gardner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Click here to find a Walmart near you.

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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