Tuesday, August 31, 2010

DC Universe Classics - Green Lantern's Light 5 Pack

With the big anticipation of the new Green Lantern movie coming in 2011, it looks like Mattel and DC have decided to contribute to the hype via the action figure route with plans to release a spin off wave from the DC Universe Classics series called Green Lantern Classics.  Unfortunately the first wave will not be released until Q1 2011.  For those Green Lantern and DC fans that just can't wait, Mattel has decided to give us a new Wal-Mart exclusive 5 pack called Green Lantern's Light. 

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So lets take a look at who is included in this set. 

First we have Tomar-Re.



A repaint version of  DCUC Wave 11's John Stewart.  Don't expect to get as any of the accessories in this pack that were included with the wave 11 version.



The most original figure of the group, Guy Gardner


An interesting version of Sinestro.  The big complaint about DCUC wave 3 Sinestro was that he was so short.  Mattel has decided to give Sinestro the larger body sculpt in this set. 



And finally, what would a Green Lantern set be without Hal Jordan.  This version is the exact same as the DCUC wave 3 Hal Jordan with the excepetion of the white coloring in his hair. 



Here's a look at the packaging for those of you who like to keep their action figures packed up.  Similar to the Gotham City 5 pack which came out last yar. 



and from the back:



Very nice!  Also as you will notice, the 5 pack also inclues 5 lantern accessories. 


For those of you that cannot find this fine 5 pack at your local wal-mart, ebay is the best solution.   You can find sellers offering the entire pack and even some offering loose figures for those of you looking to just buy one or two of these bad boys. 

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Thats it for this post.  Be sure to check back with Action Toy Review for more news, preview and reviews on Mattel's DC Universe Classics action figures.  Feel free to post your comments about this set below.  (Please note, any spam will be deleted), or even participate in our Action Toy Review polls located in the column to the left of this article.  Action Toy Review is all about fan interaction.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

DC Universe Classics : Wave 15 Preview

Welcome back to Action Toy Review.  If you missed my previous post, I previewed Mattel's DC Universe Classics Wave 14 so lets follow that trend and go ahead and look at the upcoming DC Universe Classics wave 15 set. 

There are 7 figures in wave 15 with 2 figures that have variants.  So lets take a look see.

For those of you who can't get enough variations of Batman action figures, myself included, here is another Batman in the Sinestro Corps outfit:

He looks pissed!! 

Next up is Starman who comes in a classic and modern variant:



Super Powers character, Golden Pharaoh:

OMAC:


Voted by the fans, Raven:


The Son of Saturn, Jemm:



and finally, Martian Manhunter with 2 versions.  Same body for both, just a different head:





And finally, your Collect and Connect figure is Validas:



So that's it for wave 15.  Personally, I'm all about the Batman figures.  Sinestro Corps Batman has a different head sculpt but not so sure I would get it.  Perhaps if i can find it for a lower cost.  Raven and Martian Manhunter are of great interest to me and Jemm is pretty cool but the other figures i will put under my "meh" list.  Validas looks like a cool C&C figure but not enough for me to go out and scoop up this entire wave.  If I can find the others at a cheaper cost, then maybe.

Action Toy Review would love to hear your thoughts about DCUC wave 15.  Check out the polls on the left hand side menu or simply leave a comment on what you think of Mattel latest line up. 

As the time of this post, DCUC wave 15 is not yet available for purchase but if you're looking to buy any of the DC Universe Classics action figures from previous waves, your best choice for selection, is ebay.  To purchase Mattel's DC Universe Classics on ebay, click here

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

DC Universe Classics - Wave 14 Preview

Its been a while since my last post so lets catch up with Wave 14 of the DC Universe Classics action figure series by Mattel.  Originally announce back in March 2010, this wave will be another Wal-Mart Exclusive set and if you're lucky and live in the USA, you may be able to find this set at you're local store in August 2010.  Lets take a look at the line up for this set. 

First we have the original Green Lantern Alan Scott:


Next up is Hourman:


Gold:


Tyr:


Obsidian


Kamandi:


Zatanna (with a removable hat):




And finally the DC Universe Classics Wave 14 BAF is The Ultra Humanite:



Here is a look at the packaging:



So it doesn't look like Mattel has given us any variants in this wave.  An interesting assortment of characters for this wave, however, Zatanna and Ultra Humanite are the ones that interest me most. 

If you're not lucky enough to find these action figures at your local Wal-Mart, you pretty much have to resort to ebay to find these action figures.  Not to many online stores will carry this wave.  DCUC wave 14 is just slowly starting to appear on ebay right now but you might have to do some digging. 

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