Sunday, November 18, 2012
In the Brightest Day, In the Darkest Night, Only...
The Retro-Action DC Super Heroes Green Lantern has escaped my sight. A few short years ago as soon as I heard that Mattel was releasing 8 inch clothed action figures, based on the original Mego World's Greatest Super Heroes, I was all over it.
As soon as it was available, I placed an order for the exclusive first release figure in the line, Green Arrow, from Matty Collector. After that I was consistently checking my local Toy R Us for the remaining four action figures of Superman, Lex Luthor, Green Lantern, and Sinestro. Then one fine day they were all there in their Mego glory.
It was my intention to pick up all four of the first wave figures, but I had this tremendous problem with the the early body types. As I like to keep may figures, as Kevin Smith calls them, as "inaction figures." All of the Green Lanterns I had found at retail looked like they were giving pelvic thrusts. So, I past on every single one of them.
The other waves came and went and I obtained every one of the figures from all the other waves, but held out until I could find an acceptable specimen Green Lantern. I patiently waited and until I decided to go to the man himself to get a Hal Jordan Green Lantern that Mego lovers every where dreamed that one day he would become a reality.
Who's the man you ask? The man, is the man, responsible for bringing these figures that time forgot back to life. Paul Clarke, AKA Dr. Mego, was they guy who convinced Mattel to bring back the Mego Super Hero style action figures and even designed the figures for them. So, I went straight to the source and got myself the elusive piece to my puzzle, Green Lantern. I am so glad there is no longer an empty space on the wall. It was bugging me quite a bit.
Oh, I almost forgot. I have mentioned on many sites, including The Batcave Toy Room, that I was missing this Green Lantern. Yes, I know, so many toy sites, so much to remember, but the lucky winner of the Batcave Toy Room exclusive Mego Batman emblem t-shirt is, Mike from The Sexy Geek's House of Swag. Congratulations Mike! Throw me the idol and I'll throw you the whip. I mean, send me your info and I'll send you the shirt. Thanks for playing everyone.
About the author: John Sholtz is an avid toy collector and the interim editor of the Batcave Toy Room due to the abrupt death of Bruce Wayne. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter at, Facebook, Google+ and Linkedin.