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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Action Figure Review: Green Lantern from DC Primal Age by Funko
Height: 5 1/2 inches
Articulation: Balljointed hips, swivel waist, swivel shoulders, and a swivel neck.
Accessories: Lantern necklace, pauldron, leg guard, shield, ax, and mace.
Non-Scalper Price: $12 dollars
* Without any accessories on there are still a few cool things about the figure. First off is the green and black color scheme. While Hal's bodysuit is black, his cuirass is green. Not only is it green but it actually has dents in it to show off that the armor has taken a bit of a beating. The belt buckle keeping those furry trunks up is also pretty slick as it is sporting the lantern logo.
* The headsculpt isn't bad. Again, it's very much in line with what you might have gotten with a 1980s barbarian fantasy toyline. The green domino mask actually looks like it has been sewn together as the black stitching is clearly visible.
* Hal's lantern looks a bit more medieval and hangs around his neck on a giant silver chain. The lantern is a separate piece but it's not removable. The inside is translucent, which is a cool effect.
* Green Lantern is using his constructs to give himself the Man-At-Arms look: He's got translucent green armor on his left shoulder and thigh. These are removable but they stay on really well and feel quite durable. I love the look of these; they definitely make Green Lantern one of the most visually appealing figures in the first series for sure.
* Green Lantern comes with a few construct weapons and first up is a mace (perhaps another cue taken from man-At-Arms?) This looks like a pretty traditional spiked mace but the translucent green plastic gives it a funky, cosmic vibe.
* Next up is the double bladed ax. Not only is it also all green and cosmic but the blades actually are sporting the Green lantern Corps symbol. Cool, huh?
* Last, and maybe kind of least but still cool, is the presence of the Green Lantern ring on Hal's right hand. It's pretty neat and clean for a fairly small detail.
* Black and white can look great next to each other but you gotta watch those paint applications! the separation between Hal's boots and legs is a bit messy.
* Green Lantern is also sporting a really cool shield, but guess what? The clasp snapped on mine! This has happened on both my Green Lantern and standard Mister Freeze. I guess the translucent plastic used here is thinner and more brittle. It's a cool shield so it really sucks that it broke.
If you're looking for more of Hal Jordan I've also reviewed the single packed Nano Metalfigs Green Lantern DC11 and the figure from the 10-Pack. For more Green Lantern in general, check out my review of Jessica Cruz from DC Comics Multiverse.
For more DC Primal Age, check out the following:
Ace the Bathound
The Joker Beast
Mister Freeze "Ice Mode"