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Mattel Green Lantern Classics
« on: May 12, 2010, 11:20 AM »
To tempt Jeff with another line.....I was over at BBTS last night, and noticed that they had "Green Lantern Classics Wave 1" listed for preorder (shipping Fall 2010).  They have since changed the listing to "To Be Announced Classics"...sounds to me like a GL line is on the way.  Kind of surprised they would start it so far prior to the movie (coming next June), but it might be a good idea to build momentum - plus, get lots of comic styled stuff out there before it shifts to more (or all?) movie stuff.

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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2010, 01:28 PM »
I was going to make a topic about that, Brian (make it so, Jeff  :P).

Multiple e-tailers are confirming it, but really can't post any details about the line.  From what I gathered over at the fwoosh, the line fits in with DCUC and is a six figure set with a CnC, scheduled for late summer.

Rumored line up from greenlanterncorps.com:

GREEN LANTERN WAVE ARKILLO
KYLE
MONGRUL
BLACK HAND
BLACK LANTERN
MANHUNTER
SINESTRO LOW AND NASH
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2010, 12:41 PM »
Is it a Mattel line or DC Direct?
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2010, 01:09 PM »
From what I understand, this is a Mattel line - but I don't know much more about it that hasn't already been posted.  It could make for a nice line though, and really build off the GL hype going right now between the great books, Blackest Night, and the upcoming movie.  A lot of character potential there too, even if most of it would be targeted at collectors more than casual buyers.  I think DCUC has become that at this point too with a lot of the lineups, and I don't think it has hurt that line at all.

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Re: Mattel Green Lantern Classics
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2010, 07:38 AM »
Hopefully this line gets the full attention similar to the regular Classics line.  I don't want to see a bunch of alternate heads on Hal's body (see the upcoming Walmart GL 5 pack for examples of cutting corners.  The only two worthwhile figs in that set are Guy and Tomar and Sinestro is really bad).  I want the alien members of the various rainbow brigades.
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Re: Mattel Green Lantern Classics
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2010, 02:46 PM »
Well i did some digging and seems like it is a 4HM line as well so i am in since GL is my favorite DC character. The rumored wavbe sounds pretty good too.

Rumored first wave:

Kyle Rayner
Mongul
Black Hand
Black Lantern ?
Manhunter
Sinestro Low and Maash
C&C Arkillo
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Re: Mattel Green Lantern Classics
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2010, 07:30 PM »
Looks like these are a go for next year, with pics from today's panel:

Green Lantern Classics are a go (2 waves of 6 figures each, with CnC), Sneak Preview 2 Pack (with corrected height Sinestro and Hal) at TRU, then:

Wave 1 - 2011
Sinestro Corps Mongul
Manhunter Robot
Kyle Rayner
Sinestro Corps Low
Sinestro Corps Maash
Black Lantern Abin Sur
CnC Arkillo

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Re: Mattel Green Lantern Classics
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2010, 08:01 PM »
These look neat. Lots of really wierd and freaky design, which I like. I'll probably grab the first wave at the very least. i wonder if theres any hope of these hitting Canada.

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Re: Mattel Green Lantern Classics
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2010, 12:07 AM »
Tempting... so tempting.  :-\
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Re: Mattel Green Lantern Classics
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2010, 10:54 AM »
Tempting... so tempting.  :-\

I was wondering if this would be the line to finally get you to break ;).  You're a stronger man than I, sir.

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Re: Mattel Green Lantern Classics
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2010, 10:52 AM »
I see the Green Lantern 5 Pack is up and available to order at WM.com.  I'm still not sure what to do about this pack.  I just about placed an order, but I'm still not sure.  I'd like to get Guy Gardner and Tomar, but not sure I necessarily need the Hal/John repaints, or the big buff Sinestro.  I'm sort of on the fence with this.  With the upcoming Classics line, I'm setting aside a shelf for just Green Lantern (alongside Spidey and Batman), so this would fit in nicely with that too.

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Re: Mattel Green Lantern Classics
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2010, 01:08 PM »
I ordered both Guy and Tomar from an ebay seller in China for just over $30 shipped.  I'm happy with that, they arrived perfectly with no defects and I'm not stuck with 3 **** ass figures.  Plus I haven't seen this pack at Walmart yet (not that I'm actively looking for it).
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Re: Mattel Green Lantern Classics
« Reply #12 on: October 9, 2010, 10:20 AM »
Wave 2

Ion
Nautkeiloi
Medphyll
Skallox
Night Lik (new character created by Four Horseman, named by Geoff Johns)
Star Sapphire
B'dg/Dex-Starr/Despotellis
Movie Preview Figure (only silhouette is shown)

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Re: Mattel Green Lantern Classics
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2010, 10:35 AM »
Looks great.  The movie figure is G'Hu.
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Re: Mattel Green Lantern Classics
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2010, 12:09 PM »
Ugh - this line is so, so tempting for me.

Question - if I did start with these (GLC wave 1/2)), how horrible would it be to back-track to fill in what they've put out so far?  I've heard that I'd have to shell out big $$$ for stuff like the SC Romar/Karu 2-pack and a few others (CnC Kilowog).   :-\
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