Of course, in conjunction with the release of this film they're also making a series of Green Lantern-themed toys. My wife, who participates in what you could call "Internet-Age Advertising", applies to receive various free items in exchange for creating a buzz for them through blogging, house parties, etc. Knowing how much I like comic books and that I collect toys, she told me about the Mattel Green Lantern blog tour being hosted by Dad Central Consulting. I applied for the promotion, although I thought it was a long shot since they were mostly looking for dads with sons between 3 and 11 and I had stated that I only have girls around those ages. Perhaps they were swayed by the fact that I collect toys for myself. Anyway, I was sent two Green Lantern toys to review and will receive an Amazon gift code as a small added incentive to review them (the exciting legalese can be found at the end of this post!). Don't tell Dad Central Consulting, but I would have done it just for the free toys.
|A Green Lantern figure (Hal Jordan in this picture) and the Colossal Cannon|
Green Lantern Figure
|But, it's not a collectible if|
it's taken out of the box!
|"In brightest day, in blackest night..."|
|Disclaimer: Power ring does |
not give user superpowers
|Padmé Amidala versus Abin Sur: who will win?|
I liked the action figure enough that my wife is keeping an eye out for when the figures from Green Lantern hit the local Walmart. I would like a Hal Jordan (i.e., the human Green Lantern) to go with Abin Sur, and a few of the other figures like Isamot Kol look pretty nifty, too.
Green Lantern Colossal Cannon
My girls started fighting over this one before I even got it out of the packaging. It's a cannon that's apparently meant to emulate this scene from the movie:
|I bet a power ring-spawned minigun never runs out of ammo|
|Do all little girls like guns as much as mine?|
|I didn't realize that the power ring|
lights up until she shot me with it
|Unfortunately for the one with the E-11, the blaster only makes noise|
|"Let you have it? Oh, I'll let you have it, all right."|
My wife's scared that I'm going to start another collecting binge.
Now behold! The promised disclosure statement:
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Dad Central Consulting on behalf of Mattel and received Green Lantern toys to facilitate my review and a gift code to thank me for taking the time to participate.