Friday, March 2, 2012

DCUC Sodam Yat & Katma Tui

Between the New 52 Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps, and Green Lantern New Guardians, as well as my constant hunt for whatever issues of Green Lantern Corps: War of The Green Lanterns and Green Lantern Corps: Brightest Day from 2010-2011, I've been reading a lot of Green Lantern lately! That being the case, I've picked up some new lanterns in the last couple months, including DCUC Sodam Yat & Katma Tui I found cheap online recently.

Kat's accessories include a sheild and sword construct for this protector of Korugar. Mine fit onto her tiny clenched fists pretty well when correctly positioned, the shield the more reliable it seems. No lantern for this Corps member.

Katma Tui is from the 11th wave of DC Universe Classics, like her husband Green Lantern John Stewart, released in the 4th quarter of 2009. A Korugarian, Kat was Sinestro’s replacement as Green Lantern of Sector 1417 upon his banishment to Qward. She's had a rough way to go, slain by Star Sapphire, resurrected, then robbed of her life again by Parallax, then back again to haunt Lantern Stewart in Blackest Night! Harsh!

Kat's a nice DCUC female, but somewhat plain. She has standard articulation for these 6" Mattel girls, my criticism being the limited articulation in the neck & elbows, and height/weight ratio...  the buck on these DC Universe women have always been too anorexic. I realize they are meant to be stylized like females in the comics, but they come off way too thin. Even Big Barda was undersized in this line! That said, I enjoyed this figure's styling and color, and I like Kat's face & hairstyle... her eyes remind me of someone. She looks sassy  ;D

DCUC Katma Tui is dwarfed next to DC Direct's Soranik Natu, but they both have their strong points. I enjoy both lines for what they are. Photographing these figures is how I "play with them", otherwise they are sitting on a shelf or stored, so aesthetics are a major cencern. But while Soranik is superior looking to Katma, there are times when great articulation can provide more opportunities for photography.

Sodam Yat is from the 2nd wave of Green Lantern Classics, spring 2011- I really liked the green packaging on these! Lots of eye appeal! I liked Sodam as a figure when I first saw him- I really like the black/dark green combo on his outfit. I'm not sure if I like his ring construct sculpted onto his hand- it's his sole accessory, the figure including a regular fist bearing his green ring.

Lantern Yat has the typical DCUC articulation and the same sculpt as Hal Jordan from the neck down, like the other male DCUC Lanterns. He wasn't a fan favorite, but I like his outfit, and the head was very well sculpted and painted. Mine has a slightly loose left ankle joint, making his stance slightly undependable- I  have a Robot Man with the same issue, so leave a comment if you know the best fix for this.

Lantern Yat is a Daxamite, and being the descendants of ancient Kyptonites, having similar powers to Superman within near proximity to Earth's yellow sun. I've read very little of the stories featuring the character, but have seen his best story when after becoming Ion in Green Lantern Corps #17, he's nearly killed by Superboy-Prime in a knock-down, drag-out brawl through New York. Awesome!

Below are Lantern Yat with the DC Direct Kyle Rayner, and with DCUC Katma Tui: 

My DCUC Green Lanterns- Katma Tui, John Stewart, Sodam Yat, Hal Jordan, and Naut Kei Loi:

"In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil's might, beware my power, Green Lantern's light!"


* Visual checklist & reviews of the DCUC line at DCClassics.Com!
More Later- Make It FUN!


  1. Your Corps is growing Super-D. : )

    1. yes, i need to keep opening some to make room/rid myself of bulky packaging- MORE to come :D

  2. How long a drive would it be for me to tour your toy museum. Everytime I think I am building a great collection I see your addtions. Good on ya my friend.

    1. ha ha :D I've seen some of your collection, Kal, and it looks pretty impressive! Thanks- I have a ball taking pictures of these :)

  3. It kills me that Katma Tui is the only female Lantern Mattel's released, and that she isn't even that good. They even gave her inferior constructs! However, her hands are in scale with the 3 3/4 inch movie line, so at least that's easy to remedy.

    Great pictures, Super, as always!

  4. Holy Moses!How many Green Lanterns are there exactly?