Monday, April 18, 2011

Toy News: DC Direct this Christmas Green Lantern Series 5 and Starcraft

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas thanks to our friends at DC Direct.  They've just announced two must watch action figure series that collectors just cannot miss and are slated for release this December 2011 - not 2012, so we still all have one full year to enjoy them before the end of the world. 

First up is the 5th installment in the Green Lantern Action figure series which will include, among others Lantern Guy Gardner, Lantern Kyle Rayner's current squeeze Lantern Soranik Natu - doctor and successor of Sinestro in the Green Lantern Corp; Lantern Stel - the robotic current Drill Sergeant of the Green Lantern Corp having replaced Lantern Kilowog; and at least two more figures including the big blue Elephant looking incarnation of a Hindu god Blue Lantern Brother Warth and a yet to be disclosed figure of Sinestro - which they are still keeping under wraps. Personally I believe that it will probably be an incarnation of Sinestro as he was as a Green Lantern. 

Next up are characters from the Starcraft Premium: Series 2 line. Personally I don't think the much awaited return of Starcraft was as impactful as the original - probably because they made pirating it so difficult. Anyway, included in the DC Direct line are Kerrigan, Queen of Blades - mother bad-ass to the Zerg. I hope the bony vestigal wings of the former ghost can spread. It looks like a wonder sculpt that most likely will be lacking in any additional articulation.  The series will also include a very nimble looking cast of Zeratul, Chief Bad-ass of the Protoss - energy blade extended and all; and a cast of Sergeant Tychus Findlay, the Terran Protagonist of Starcraft 2 - and I have to say he's the one I'm most looking forward to. They've definitely come a long way from the original Starcraft toys. My Protoss soldier is unfortunately in storage, but I was able to dig up a picture of the Starcraft 1 released Terran Marine for comparison. 

 8 more months and counting.

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