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Toying Around Reviews - Super Friends Green Lantern


Today we will be taking a look at the DC Comics Multiverse Green Lantern based on his appearance from the old Super Friends TV show. Super Friends was a DC-based superhero show from 1973, it ran for 9 seasons over 13 years with 109 episodes.

 

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

Green Lantern comes in the standard red and black packaging that we see with all the Multiverse figures. On the front, you have the Super Friends logo at the top left. The DC Comics Multiverse logo is right below that. The figure is clearly displayed in the middle. On the bottom of the box, you have a picture of Green Lantern from the Super Friends show with his name listed next to him. The left side of the box shows the Multiverse logo and the Super Friends logo. Turning the box to the back we have a full picture of Green Lantern with the old multicolored rainbow that was used in the opening of the TV show. We also have the other three figures you can get in this line. Batman, Superman, and Aquaman are all based on their looks in the TV show. Moving the box around once more to the right side, we have that same Green Lantern picture from before.

 

Outside of the Box: Let's open the box and take a closer look at the figure.

As you can see right out of the box the green Mattel used on the figure is very reminiscent of the green that was used in the Super Friends TV show. You can also see some areas like the shoulders and legs didn't match the paint so well to the green of the plastic that was used on the body of the figure. My figure also has some very bad paint rub on the top of the shoulders.

 

Accessories: Let’s see what kind of accessories the figure comes with.

The only accessory Green Lantern comes with is a base with two different backdrops. One side has Green Lantern and the other side has "NDS". When you collect all for figures you can line it up and spell out SUPER FRIENDS.

 

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

Green Lantern's articulation includes the following:

Mushroom Pegged Head - allows you to swivel the head 360 degrees. Ball Jointed Shoulders - gives the arm 360-degree rotation and also the ability to raise and lower the arm Upper Bicep Swivel - allows 360 degrees at this cut Singles Jointed Elbows - this allows for a 90-degree bend at the elbow Swivel Wrists - allows you to turn her wrists in a full 360-degree circle. Ab Crunch - this cut lets you be able to bend the figure front and back at the Abs. Waist Swivel - this cut lets you be able to turn the figure around from the waist. Hinged Legs - This allows the legs to move out to the side along with some front and back motion. Lower Thigh Swivel - the leg can rotate around a full 360 degrees. Single Jointed Knees - This joint, although limited, allows you to bend the knee to about 90 degrees. Hinged Ankles - The ankle hinge allows you to bend the foot front and back.

 

Size Comparison: How does the size of this figure compare to others?

Here we have Green Lantern with another Green hero, The Legacy Green Ranger.

 

Rating: What are Baby Huey's scores for the figure?

Paint Job 1/5 The Green paint on the arms not matching the green plastic of the body really makes it a little bit of an eyesore. Figure Sculpt 3/5 The figure sculpt is not bad, it’s on the old Universe Classics body that Mattel was using in the past so I think the body is a little too bulky for a Green Lantern. Posing / Durability 2/5 Green Lantern has the stranded pose that most DC figures from Mattel have, my real complaint about my figure is the head. it is very loose on mine, so I hope that is just a QC issue and not an issue with the mold. Overall Score 2/5 It’s not a bad overall figure but if you are a completest you will want to get all 4 figures. (Aquaman and Superman have not been released yet) Retail Cost: $19.99 I picked my Green Lantern figure up at Walmart.

 

Time for some Toying Around!


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