White Lantern Sinestro was an interesting choice for Mattel in this line, and one I welcomed. From the recent Blackest Night story arc, Sinestro temporarily gains the powers of a White Lantern, but ultimately fails in his attempt to defeat Nekron, who tears the Life Entity (sentient manifestation of all life) from Sinestro. Sinestro's over-sized ego was his downfall in the confrontation, having to be rescued from Nekron & the other Black Lanterns by Carol Ferris (Star Sapphire). DC Direct released an exclusive White Lantern Sinestro at Wondercon in San Francisco last year that goes for a lot of dough now- running for about $60.00 on the open market, and like the Green Lantern Batman, I'm not willing to go there.
This is my favorite of the Series One DC Action League pairs, and I'd been eyeing it for awhile. He was the last one on the pegs at my local Wal-Mart last Friday night. I can't believe it took me that long to pick this set up. As I said before, I'm seriously into Green Lantern right now, having read a couple Blackest Night books this past winter, Tales of the Sinestro Corps after that, and The Sinestro Corps War just this week.
They did such a great job with these toys... the packaging, the poses, colors, and face sculpts are just great. And the tiny tampograph imprint on the power rings and the chest emblems are impressive! So many good things are going on with these toys, and this set in particular, that I declare this to be a solid value at $6.97!
And now a group shot with some of my other Hal Jordan GL action figures, just for fun :) Clockwise from the left: DC Direct New Frontier Hal Jordan, DC Direct Blackest Night Hal Jordan (still in clamshell), Mattel DCUC Hal Jordan, DC Action League Hal Jordan (w/my GL ring!), and Fisher Price Imaginext Hal Jordan:
I wanted to split these Action League posts up a little so I could include some comparison shots with some other toys, such as I did with Captain Boomerang Vs. Flash, without making each post too long. I'll show Firestorm Vs. Deathstorm next, but until then visit Come, See Toys blog to see more pictures of these Series One Action League figures!