Green Lantern Retro-Dolls: SINESTRO

Mark Strong takes on the role of Sinestro in the upcoming Green Lantern feature film and it’s some inspired casting that only seems confirmed in its awesomeness by the above trailer.

And, of course, with the coming of the highly-anticipated movie, there’s bound to be a fresh wave of new merchandise, including a great line of movie-themed action figures–not to mention some great figures based on the recent comic arc, Blackest Night.

But we’ve also got a special line that’s come out recently and it’s a throw-back to yesteryear and a glimpse into figures of a simpler time: the Retro-Action DC Heroes quasi-plush line. Check them out here or see our latest addition, the villainous Sinestro, right here:


GREEN LANTERN: MOVIE MASTERS FIGURES

Isamot Kol only looks terrifying–he actually fights for justice across the universe as a member of the Green Lantern Corps and is one of the most powerful heroes in the legion. When the new Green Lantern film hits theatres, I can only hope that his on-screen presence is as awesome as the Movie Masters 6-inch version above. They really made some excellent choices in releasing this line and picking the characters they did.

Of course, if you’re looking for something more traditional, how about their take on Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan?

These figures are joined in the first two series’ by Tomar Re, Rot Lop Fan, Nautkeloi and Sinestro. Some are already available, but you can also pre-order the rest, which ship later this month and in June!

GREEN LANTERN: SERIES 4

SERIES 4 of DC Direct’s Green Lantern collection is now available for pre-order, shipping way out there in November of this year. If you’re a GL fan, though, you might consider these guys a foregone conclusion so feel free to order away!

Joining the likes of Hal Jordan and Black Hand, Star Sapphire and Cyborg Superman are four new figures that you can grab individually or as a set. Green Lantern Arkkis Chummuk, Green Lantern Power Glow Hal Jordan, Green Lantern Stel and the terrifying Red Lantern Guy Gardner are all here and look stunning as highly-detailed and beautifully sculpted 6-inch figures.

GREEN LANTERN’S LIGHT BOX SET

A new 5-figure Green Lantern box set has arrived! Take a look–

The DC Universe Exclusive 5-Pack “GREEN LANTERN’S LIGHT” unites Pre-Parallax Hal Jordan with gray temples deco, Green Lantern Sinestro, John Stewart with Mosaic deco, an all-new Tomar Re, an all-new Guy Gardner and, of course, five Lantern Power Batteries to keep these guys in fighting shape.

The pack was created to celebrate 75 years of awesomeness from DC Comics and is especially relevant now, at a time when Green Lantern’s DC-wide events have been so popular. They’re a great way to commemorate an incredible character OR tide fans over until the release of the upcoming GL film!

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!

White Lantern Sinestro: The WonderCon Exclusive Arrives!

Missed this year’s WonderCon? Aching to snag their exclusive White Lantern Sinestro figure? Then look no further because we’ve got it in stock and ready to go!

The Green Lantern’s nemesis, Sinestro, appears here as a White Lantern, a reflection of the dramatic events of DC’s massively popular Blackest Night. It’s a limited edition figure with only 1500 having been produced and an exclusive meant to stand against the just-as-unlikely Hal Jordan Black Lantern figure.

He stands at about 6 inches tall and, like most of the Lantern figures, comes with a ring you can break out on those days when you feel the need to suit up and save the world–or take it over. Whatever works for you!

Check it out!

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!