For much of the last year, buzz surrounding Martin Campbell’s live-action Green Lantern film has focused on one thing: the costume. From the moment the trailer hit the web, fans began wondering whether the costume was up to snuff. Screen Rant’s own Paul Young even pondered if the decision to have an all-CGI costume might ruin the whole movie.
Well, it’s time to let the costume debate continue once again, only this time on the small scale. Recently, The Daily Blam! scored a look at the first official action figure from the Green Lantern movie. The toy, which shows a likeness of Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern, gives us a different look at the GL costume, favoring a lightning pattern to the musculature style of the movie costume.
Check out the action figure (which comes with an “Exclusive Green Display Stand”) in the picture below.
Admittedly, arguing the merits of a superhero action figure is something that only the nerdiest among us do. After all, it’s just a toy. It doesn’t reflect much of anything about the quality of the Green Lantern movie, nor does it reveal any insights into whether Ryan Reynolds is any good as the intergalactic peacekeeper Hal Jordan. Still, it’s fun to talk about, so let’s get to it.
The ring in the stand is quite cool though and adds a little something special to the action figure. As for the the actual figure itself, I think it’s decent. It’s a close likeness to Ryan Reynolds (thought not perfect) and the proportions appear to be appropriate.
One thing I don’t like about the action figure is that it looks like, well, an action figure. I’m not a collector, but whenever I buy action figures I tend to favor ones with more exacting detail. Then again, lots of people criticized the costume in the Green Lantern trailer for looking too much like an action figure, so maybe Mattel actually got it exactly right with this one.
In any case, I don’t think this figure would end up on my desk alongside my multitude of Batman toys, but that’s just me. What do you think of the action figure? And, just to start things back up again, what do you think of the Green Lantern costume now that you’ve had time to think about it?
Green Lantern opens in theaters June 17th, 2011.
Source: The Daily Blam
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