Archive for March, 2014

LanternCast Episode #177 – Mark and Chad Go to the Movies!

It’s 2014 folks! So Chad and Mark take a break from current issue reviews and talk MOVIES! What are we looking forward to? What could we give “three pounds of monkey crap” about? All of this plus Doctor Who, classic rock and 80’s cartoons! Listen in! Leave us a voicemail at 708-LANTERN!

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LanternCast Episode #176 – Lights Out!

‘Lights Out’ is HERE! Chad and Mark discuss the triumphs and pitfalls of this Lantern-centric event. Source Wall preferences, half-cocked Hal, the death of Oa and the threat of Relic! All this and MORE! Leave us a voicemail at 708-LANTERN!

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LanternCast Episode #175 – Villains Month!

It’s the Villains turn this time! Chad and Mark talk Sinestro, Black Hand, Mongul and Relic and the shenanigans there-in! Was it good or god awful? Also ANOTHER Chad VS DC Comics rant! (I know right? It’s getting old.)

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Product of the Week: “S” Series Green Lantern Mini-Figs

As one of the cooler Green Lantern products to come out recently, the “S” series Green Lantern mini-figs are definitely not to be missed.

The current set of eight “Lego” like figures does its best to represent the emotional spectrum with versions of a Red Lantern, Blue Lantern, Green Lantern, Black Lantern, White Lantern, “Agent Orange,” Atrocitus and Sinestro.

The majority of figures are seemingly supposed to show Hal Jordan as different color lanterns (Red, Blue, Green, Black and Orange).  Despite the Agent Orange name on the collector’s card (more about these later), the figure is clearly not Larfleeze and looks just like Hal, other than having black hair for some reason.  The Black Lantern Hal looks very good, even though it does carry a pretty big mistake since it is the life symbol that appears on his chest, not the Death/Black Lantern one.  The Blue Lantern Hal comes with an awesome surprise as it gives you an extra head of Saint Walker to swap in or out as you want.

Both the Atrocitus and Sinestro figures are very impressive looking, despite Sinestro looking like he spent a few extra hours in a Korugarian tanning booth.  The White Lantern, since he comes with black hair, would suggest that he is supposed to represent Kyle. but the collector’s card indicates it is actually Superman.

Each figure comes with a sealed pack of three collector’s cards and there are 12 different cards in all.  Of interest, the Black Lantern Card, like its box, does have the chest symbol correct, while the cards continually carry over a “Greem Lantern” typo.  Each figure also comes with a weapon, a few extra hands and a display base.

Overall, this is a pretty good set and gives us the only current “Lego” representation of the emotional spectrum.  It would be good if they make another set that it includes a Star Sapphire and Indigo-1.  The absence of these two corps (and of female figures) is very noticeable.

These figures currently are only available over seas, but there are some good auctions on these sets on ebay.  We’ve ordered a few from this seller/auction, and they have been very reliable and affordable ($13.99 w/free shipping for the set, not in original packaging).

Mark J Marble

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