DC Universe Classics (Mostly) Green Lantern Corps

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Here’s the Green Lantern Corps as it exists on my shelves. Well, that’s not exactly true – I’ve got one of the cubes in my shelving unit for both the GLC and the Sinestro Corps, and a lot of the more recent Green Lanterns from Green ¬†Lantern Classics and DC Direct had been left out because there just isn’t enough space. A reorganization of the cubes is long overdue, so I’ll be taking some time to take some shots of the various groups as I decide what to do with them.

While Mattel has done an admirable job bringing together the GLC, I’ve filled some gaps with DC Direct figures and customs. From DCD, I’ve got Arisia and¬†Boodikka from the Blackest Night line. Custom-wise, you may have seen our previous posts for Tomar Re, Hal Jordan, and Guy Gardner. And there’s one more simple custom that’s new to the mix.

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AFP Ask Matty Round-Up for 3/15/11

We didn’t get the answers for the 3/15 edition of Ask Matty until late in the evening, so we’ll open up the day with them.

Thanks to the Mattel team!

1) We very much enjoyed all you had on display at Toy Fair. For DC Universe Classics, it seems like there was a move to themed waves with Blackest Night and Superfriends. Will later waves continue with a themed approach? We’re curious because with the themes, there seems to be less opportunity to fill in members for groups and teams you’ve started, like New Gods, Doom Patrol, the JSA, and the Metal Men.

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Doing themed waves is something we tried out for Wave 17, 18 and a little bit in 19. Starting with 20, the themes will go away.

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DC Previews – DC Direct – On Sale in July through November

DC Direct has sent out their solicitations for March. Most of the items are scheduled to be available in stores in November. The most notable exception are the Flashpoint action figures, due in July – perhaps these were not solicited earlier to keep story plot points under wraps. I’m just glad to see more figures coming from DC Direct – the last two months of solicitations didn’t include any, and that led to some speculation, with the recent DC reorganization and consolidation to Los Angeles.

Read on for product descriptions.

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Toy Fair 2011 – Four Horsemen Interview – Part 1 with Eric Treadaway

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Four Horsemen and Mattel (l to r): Chris Dahlberg, Steed Sun (Mattel), Eric "Cornboy" Mayse, Eric Treadaway, and Jim Preziosi

The Four Horsemen have a Four Horsemen Fridays feature on their website, so we’ll hop on their coat tails for that. Hagop and I got to sit down with two of them at Mattel’s Collector Event at Toy Fair. It was really a treat talking to them, while surrounded by the 2-ups and prototypes of the action figures they’ve designed.

In our first part, we talk with Eric Treadaway, designer and sculptor, about Masters of the Universe Classics, DC Universe Classics, and fan reaction to some of the controversial reveals. We’ll post the second part, our conversation with Cornboy, on the Fwoosh next week.

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DC Previews – DC Direct – On Sale in June through October

DC Direct has sent out their solicitations for February. Most of the Green Lantern items are scheduled to be available in stores next June, to leverage the movie. The remaining items are mostly due in October, which would be the normal DCD delivery schedule. This is the second month in a row that there’s no DC Comics-related action figures this month.

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