KYLE RAYNER – RETRO-ACTION GREEN LANTERN

The Exclusive KYLE RAYNER GREEN LANTERN Retro-Action Doll Figure is more than just a mouthful–he’s a fantastic addition to the nostalgic line of toys.

The plush stands about 8 inches tall and features a plastic mask and a nice little bonus in the form of a lantern battery–after all, you wouldn’t want him to be without a power source, right? You never know!

It comes in vintage-style packaging that makes it ideal for display!

Coming June 2011: The GREEN LANTERN REBIRTH Box Set

The Green Lantern REBIRTH Box Set is based on Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver’s Rebirth story arc. Featuring two 7-inch figures, Hal Jordan’s Green Lantern and the evil Sinestro clad in the Green Lantern Corps costume and rockin’ his classic moustache.

The figures are available together in a new box set out in June 2011. Naturally, you can pre-order it now so you make sure that you get both DC Direct action figures, as well as the delightful addition of a 192-page reprint of the original GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH trade paperback. It’s a great addition to the toyself and bookshelf of any Green Lantern Fan.

But if you can’t wait for this one to arrive, then check out the rest of the collection over in our GREEN LANTERN section!

Green Lantern News, Toys and Fan Trailer!

Briefly mentioned in our last post, Ryan Reynolds will be taking on the roles of not only Marvel anti-hero Deadpool, but also DC star Green Lantern. IOL‘s got the news!

[Reynolds] is in the final stage of meetings for the much sought-after lead in the upcoming Warner Brothers movie based on the 1940s comic book hero, beating off competition from a host of stars including Bradley Cooper, Jared Leto and Justin Timberlake.

Director Martin Campbell and producers Donald De Line and Greg Berlanti have spent several months finalising casting after they each favoured different actors for the part.

If negotiations go well, Reynolds – who recently starred in ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ and is to appear in the spin-off ‘Deadpool’ – will be the only actor to have played superheroes for both Marvel and DC Comic brands.

The ‘Green Lantern’ comic follows a pilot called Hal Jordan who is given a power ring and battery by a dying alien. By receiving the gifts, the otherwise ordinary man is instantly transformed into Green Lantern – a man who is “utterly honest and born without fear”.

At present, ‘Green Lantern’ is scheduled for release on June 17, 2011.

It’s pretty exciting stuff and the films for rival comic book companies will definitely help Reynolds show off his versatility–or just his ability to look awesome in full-on action sequences. Although for some, the news of his casting is little more than a disappointment; for quite a while now, a fan campaign has been pushing for Nathan Fillion to nab the coveted role as Hal Jordan. And when an impressive fan trailer hit the web, the desire to see the former Firefly/Serenity star take on the Green Lantern hit a fever pitch. Here’s a look:

And finally, more for Green Lantern fans! DC Direct has a line of Green Lantern: Blackest Night figures on their way. From Boodikka to Kryb to Atrocitus, you’ll find Lanterns of every colour (and the Sinestro Corps) in this 6” collection. You can pre-order now and have them shipped to you in a couple months, or you can check out the collection that’s already in-stock. Just click the pic below!