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Toying Around Reviews - McFarlane Toys DC Multiverse: Arrow's Green Arrow

Today we will be taking a look at the New DC Comics Multiverse Green Arrow from the Arrow TV show. This year the Multiverse line of figures is made by McFarlane Toys and not Mattel. The look for Green Arrow is based on how he looked in Season 6 of the show.


PACKAGING: Before we open this up, let's take a look at the packaging.

This new DC Comics Multiverse line of figures comes in what will be the standard box for the McFarlane-made figures. On the front of the box, we have a nice big window that lets us see the figure and everything he comes with. The top of the box lets us know that the figure has 22 points of articulation. The bottom of the box has the DC Multiverse logo and Green Arrow’s name. Turning the box to the side we have the name of the figure, and where the inspiration for the figure came from. The back of the box is a little different than most, we do not get a picture of the figure, but rather the artwork from where the inspiration came. The same goes for the rest of the figures in the wave, we get the artwork, no figure pictures. Turning the box around, we get a small window that lets us see the figure.


OUTSIDE OF THE BOX: Let's open the box and take a closer look at the figure.

Taking Green Arrow out of the box we get to see that the overall look of the figure is spot on to how he looked in Season 6 of Arrow. The green that they used pretty much matches what was used on the show.


ACCESSORIES: Let's see what kind of accessories the figure comes with.

GREEN ARROW COMES WITH: Bow, with Arrow attached Quiver with Arrows figure stand collectors card


ARTICULATION: How can we pose the figure? Let's find out!

ARROW’S ARTICULATION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING: BALL JOINTED NECK: allows you to turn the head 360 degrees, however, due to the hood being attached you can not move the head much at all. BUTTERFLY HING: This allows you to move the shoulder area front and back to get a better range of motion. BALL-HINGED SHOULDERS: Gives the arm 360-degree rotation and also the ability to raise and lower the arm. UPPER BICEP SWIVEL: This cut lets you turn the whole arm below the cut 360 degrees. DOUBLE-JOINTED ELBOWS: This allows you to bend the arm over 90 degrees. SWIVEL BALL HINGE WRISTS: It allows you to turn his wrists in a full 360-degree circle while also bending them up and down. DIAPHRAGM SWIVEL: This lets you be able to turn the figure around 360 degrees at the diaphragm, however, it is hindered big time by the jacket WAIST SWIVEL: This lets you be able to turn the figure around 360 degrees at the waist. BALL JOINTED LEGS: With this it allows the legs to move out to the side along with some front and back motion. DOUBLE-JOINTED KNEES: The joint allows you to bend the leg itself back to the butt of the figure. BALL-HINGED JOINTED ANKLES: The ankle hinge allows you to bend the foot front and back and also to the left and right.


SIZE COMPARISON: How does the size of this figure compare to others?

Green Arrow stands at just under 7 1/2. Here is Green Arrow standing next to his former counterpart from when Mattel had the license.


RATING: What are Baby Huey's scores for the figure? PAINT JOB: 5/5 The paint on the figure is very well done. Kind of hard to mess up the paint when the only real two colors you are using are green and black. FIGURE SCULPT: 4/5 The sculpt is well done. It is far better than the old Mattel one we got a handful of years ago. POSING: 3/5 Posing him is where he loses a lot of points. The jacket itself while looks great, it prevents him from really holding the bow with two hands. If you do, he looks wonky and funny. The other real issue is the head and hood. The hood does not let you move the head at all, so you can not get him to look anywhere but straight ahead. ACCESSORIES: 3/5 Overall the accessories aren’t bad, what hurts is that the arrow is attached to the bow and you can not take it off. Another thing that would have been nice is an alternate head with no mask and hood you can switch out to make it look like the hood is down. DURABILITY: 4/5 The plastic on the figure is solid however, the ball joints on the ankles are loose and will get looser over time. In my figure, the ball joints were very tight, and trying to move them made some stress marks on the joints. OVERALL SCORE: 3.8/5 I will say I do like this figure more than Superman. If McFarlane just makes a few small changes they would be knocking it out of the park. RETAIL COST: $19.99 I picked mine up at my local Mashko Collectables.




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