Movie Masters Green Lantern Wave 1
following is a guest review. The review
and photos do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Michael Crawford
or Michael's Review of the Week, and are the opinion and work of the
|Laercio from Brazil is checking
in tonight with a guest review of some of the new Green Lantern figures
- take it away, Laercio!
Hi, here's Laercio from Brazil to www.mwctoys.com, some years after my
first guest review. I hope that you enjoy it.
I got early samples of some of the Mattel's Green Lantern Movie Master
figures. Hal Jordan, Abin Sur , Tomar Re, Rot Lop Fan and
Naut Kei Loi. Most of them started to arrive at the US shelves right
now. I've been expecting to get these figures since I first
saw them at NY Toy Fair, and it worth all the waitting. Unfortunatelly,
they came without the original packaging, and it's respective Parallax
piece, but I just forgot about it the first time I get my hands on them.
These figures are really incredible. Alot of detail, nice paintings
(specially Naut Kei Loi) awesome sculpting and a big variation in articulation (wich came in
generous portions). All of these Lanterns appeared previously at comic
books (even if their design was changed, or IMO upgraded) and Rot Lop
Fan even brings a really cool detail, the bell symbol he uses in the
place of the GL corps logo. I strongly recomend that you search for
Tales of the Green Lantern Corps Annual # 3(1987) (cool Alan Moore
comic) to know why.
|Sculpting - Naut Kei Loi ****,
Hal Jordan, Abin Sur, Tomar Re and Rot Lop Fan ***1/2
If you compare with other Mattel lines, like DCUC or MOTUC that
collection looks to be the greatest challenge in terms of sculpture. At
first you would think that Hal and Abin Sur would share most of it's
parts, since both have a human body, but if you look closer you will
see that they don't share even a single piece. Every one of them has a
unique texture in its skin and costume. Naut Kei (the fish guy) is so
completely different from from Rot Lop Fan (the
I-don't-know-what-that-thing-is guy) that it's impossible to share any
parts, and all of them is a perfect representation of the movie designs
shown until now.
The most impressive sculpt IMO is Naut Kei. You must check the pics a
lot of time to get all the detail. This little guy has more detail in
it's head than most figures have in it's entire body.
Hal Jordan has all the sculpted detail of it's CG costume and the Ryan
Reinolds likeness is awesome. They're so uncommon, but so well sculpted
that they're believable aliens. Check the pics and you will see what
I'm talking about.
- Naut Kei Loi ****, Rot Lop Fan ***1/2, Hal Jordan, Tomar Re and Abin
The painting is almost flawless in all of them, and Nat Kei has the
most impressive of them with a bigger variety of colors used, followed
by Rot Lop Fan. The colors of the others varies on the head and small
details. All really well done.
The lighting used in the pics cause a small problem because of the
metallic, bright green paint used in their costumes. It looks way
better in person, not to mention the darker shade of green wich is
really darker that it appears in the pics. The paint is way more cooler
when you see actual figures, insteady of the pictures.
- Abin Sur, Hal Jordan, Tomar Re, Rot Lop Fan ***, Naut Kei Loi **1/2
shoulders, biceps, elbows, hands, mid torso, crotch and knees
Abin Sur head, shoulders, biceps, elbows, hands, mid torso,
crotch, knees and feet
Hal Jordan head, shoulders, biceps, elbows, hands, waist,
crotch, knees and feet
Rot Lop Fan shoulders, swivel arms, elbows, hands, crotch and
Naut Kei Loi head, jaw,shoulders, bendable arms and tail
There's a lot of articulation, but the score would be better if some of
them had a better range of movement.
- Hal Jordan **1/2; Tomar Re, Rot Lop Fan, Naut Kei Loi **; Abin Sur
All of them (except Abin Sur wich was released in a 2-pack with Hal
jordan) comes with a Parallax piece, and Hal Jordan comes with a
Factor - ****
There's a lot of super powered weird alien creatures based on a comic
book inspired movie. It couldn't be cooler. Could it?
and Things to Watch Out For -
I couldn't tell, since these
are the unique figures I've seen and I just don't know how much these
will cost in the US stores.
These figures are unbelievable, the sculpts and paintings are
fantastic, they have a lot of articulation, they look awesome together,
and it's the Green Lantern corps!. I just can't wait to see all 12 of
the GLs side by side (yeah, the Green Lanterns Movie Masters figures
will have 16 different charcters released, according to various
sources) fighting against a 14 inch Parallax C&C figure. Beware
This product was purchased for the review by the reviewer.
Photos and text by Laercio.