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DC Universe Action League Review: Orange Lantern Larfleeze with Glomulus

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Several years ago, Geoff Johns at DC comics introduced a concept that in hindsight seems stupidly obvious: what if there were lanterns of every color. Grabbing the rainbow, Hal Jordan soon found himself facing off against Yellow Lanterns, Red Lanterns, Blue Lanterns, the Star Sapphires (violet, I guess) and a single Orange Lantern. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 4th, 2013 at 12:12 am

DC Universe Action League Review: Batman with Hydrobat Sled

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DC Universe Action League Batman with Hydrobat Sled

An Action League wave wouldn’t be complete without the Batman.  But in an unexpected twist, Batman is not only a brand new figure, but also a release of a figure originally shown off years ago for the Brave and the Bold Action League. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 30th, 2013 at 12:00 am

DC Universe Action League Review: Green Lantern Hal Jordan with Cannon Construct

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DC Universe Action League Green Lantern Hal Jordan with Cannon Construct
Out of the blue, the new wave of the DC Universe Action League (which in retrospect is a terrible name when trying to Google these figures) showed up at my local Wal-Mart… and already on clearance. This sixth wave was originally shown off at Toy Fair 2013, but something tells me Mattel wasn’t thrilled about making an entire series dedicated to Flashpoint, only to have DC introduce the New 52. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 28th, 2013 at 12:00 am

DC Universe Action League Review: New 52 5-Pack

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I’m at a crossroads with my toy collecting. Two of my favorite lines are either in decline or canceled, I can’t quite tell. Super Hero Squad sputtered out three more Avengers themed three-packs, but nothing else is on the horizon. Maybe New York Comic Con will finally show some items related to Iron Man 3 or one of the other sequels?

The other line that seems to have mysteriously ended is DC Universe Action League. After the odd thematic choice of a Flashpoint wave, the next round of two-packs never appeared at retail – or at SDCC. But while wandering Toys “R” Us, I stumbled upon the mythical 5-pack that was shown off almost a year ago! Read the rest of this entry »

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September 4th, 2012 at 8:00 am

DC Universe Flashpoint Action League Review: Cyborg & Element Woman

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I think I figured out the entire reason for Flashpoint to have happened, and it wasn’t to allow the New 52 to exist. It was just to change Cyborg’s costume. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 1st, 2012 at 12:00 am

DC Universe Flashpoint Action League Review: Wonder Woman & Aquaman

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As the world without the Justice League, there didn’t seem to be anyone around to keep Aquaman and Wonder Woman in check during Flashpoint. But thanks to political intrigue and some awful cop outs, the Flashpoint storyline ended with a whimper because heroes always have to be heroes – even if they decapitated someone just a few issues earlier. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 29th, 2012 at 12:00 am

DC Universe Flashpoint Action League Review: Project Superman & Batman

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Flashpoint isn’t just a universe without the Flash; it’s a whole universe without Bruce Wayne and Superman. And without those two, everything is different. Also, this review contains some major spoilers for Flashpoint. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 28th, 2012 at 12:00 am

DC Universe Flashpoint Action League Review: The Flash & Citizen Cold

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My comic reading is on quite a delay now. Years ago, I was at my local comic store every Wednesday to pick up my stack. But then I went to college and began getting my books every few weeks. Then it became even less. So it wasn’t until the last few days that I actually got around reading Flashpoint – all of it. Including every tie-in which I think was a mistake because for an elaborate Elseworlds tale, not a whole lot ended up happening. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 27th, 2012 at 12:00 am

Green Lantern Movie Action League Review: Shackling of Krona

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In the final Green Lantern movie Action League pack, I realized they never included a Parallax for the Lanterns to fight. In fact, of nine figures release only one of them is a bad guy. Well, Sinestro will be a bad guy but I’m not counting that. Read the rest of this entry »

Green Lantern Movie Action League Review: Origin of Fear

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The second of the Green Lantern movie Action League packs really makes me wonder who is in change of character selection at Mattel because I don’t think anyone has been clamoring for a Green Man. Read the rest of this entry »