Saturday, September 3, 2011

Mattel Movie Master Green Lantern Hal Jordan

The Green Lantern is the shared primary alias of several fictional characters and superheroes appearing in comic books published by DC Comics.
Each Green Lantern possesses a power ring and power lantern that gives the user great control over the physical world as long as the wielder has sufficient willpower and strength to wield it. The ring is one of the most powerful weapons in the universe, and can be very dangerous.

With the recent spade of comic superheroes movies churning out of Hollywood, it comes as no surprise that Green Lantern gets his very own movie.

The film stars Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan.
I seriously don't fancy this actor.
I don't know...I feel his look is more suited for comical roles. I just can't see him as a superhero.
For the record, I was also against him playing Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Anyway back to the post.
At the recent STGCC 2011, I managed to get my hands on Mattel's Movie Master Green Lantern Hal Jordan.
It was on discount and I though my display needed more green.
The figure is part of the Collect & Connect theme where each figure from the series comes with a part that can be combined into another figure. This time it is Parallax.

The packaging looks pretty cool and shows off the figure very well.
It is sturdy and the figure will be safe in it.
It also brings out the feel of the movie.
However the packaging is rather wasteful, as there is a lot of unused space.

Nice packaging

The sculpting is decent comparable to most mass market superhero toys.
However this is supposed to be Mattel's collector range and at the original price point, this figure falls short.

The standard of the painting is not as good as the sculpt as it gets sloppy at times.
There's a little slop on Hal especially around the hair line.
Something not acceptable if it is supposed to be marketed as collector range and comes with a hefty price tag.
The good thing is that the painting improves for the costume and the transition between colors on the costume looks well done.

Hal Jordan

Not counting one part of Parallax, this figure is very limited in the accessories department.
He comes with a very ordinary base. Come on Mattel...for that kind of cash, you could at least design a nicer looking base!
Hal too comes with a lantern, which took a bit of effort to get him to hold.
Well...that's about it.

The limited accessories

I only bought this figure because it was on discount and in the spirit of STGCC I was in a toy buying spree.

Hal Jordan as Green Lantern


The Rebel said...

Cool fig nonetheless. I do agree with ya Adrian...Mattel's being too stingy by not giving more accessories and thingamajiggy with this Ryan Rey...err....I mean Hal Jordan figure. How much was this at STGCC? This is ridiculously priced here in KL at >USD30! We're havin our own version of the "SDCC" next week (9-11 Sept) here in KL....hopefully these Movie Masters would be slashed down. I have no love towards the movie at all, but I think these MM figures are sweet.

chrismandesign said...

well man is a bit disappointing, Mattel has done a great job of sculpting & painting in some "regular" figures, so u expect a bit more from a "movie master"... in this case i prefer comic versions if u ask me & accessories r a must if a have to pay more... this is a good figure yet but it could b better...

deSMOnd said...

Bro, I think the paint job on the comic version is better than the movie version..Correct me if I were wrong!!

Little Plastic Man said...

@ Rebel - I got this for S$25. 50% discount. In this market, the max I will go for 6" figures are $25.
@chrismandesign - BTW love your flatheads design!. Yes I expect more if they are going to charge us that amount saying it is a "Movie Master".
@ des - I think you are right.


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