DC Universe Classics wave 3 probably has, in my opinion, the best line up of DC comic book characters compared to any other of the other 16 waves released to date. That being said one of the action figures from that wave also has some of the most complaints of inaccuracy, more than any other action figure in the entire DC Universe Classics toy line. That complaint was, "Why is Sinestro so damn short??" Well, Mattel has now corrected that and released a new Sinestro action figure in a 2 pack. Unfortunately we are only getting a Thaal Sinestro version and not a Sinestro Corps variant this time around. So lets take a look at Thaal Sinestro.
Wave 3 Sinestro was quite short. Sinestro is suppose to actually be a bit taller than his nemesis, Hal Jordan. I believe DC has him listed as 6 feet, 7 inches. Mattel is still using some of the same body parts from the original Wave 3 Sinestro. The head sculpt, forearms and hands are all still the same.
The wrench accessory in the picture above is pretty cool and can actually be loosened or tightened like an actual wrench. The problem is, it does not fit over Sinestro's forearm or hand very well. Since it was originally made for Iron in wave 12 who has a thicker forearm sculpt than Sinestro, it sits on Sinestro's forearm quite loosely and will not stay on properly.
The pick axe accessory, which was originally used on the Gold Metal Man action figure in wave 14 fits perfectly on Sinestro's hand. The mace does fit into Sinestro's right open hand but it is a loose fit. The staff of the mace needs to be a bit thicker for a perfect fit. The good thing about these constructs is they can be used with other Sinestro Corps members if they have the proper hand sculpts. The wrench for example fits perfectly on Maash's ring hand.
Thaal Sinestro's articulation is exactly the same as the Wave 3 version. You get all the standard DC Universe classics joints that we've all been use to. Joints in the neck, shoulders, biceps, elbows wrists. abdominal, waist, hips, thighs, knees and ankles. All joints were in fine working condition and were not too loose or tight.