anyone buy any green lantern or thor movie merchandise?
I've been writing on my blog a weekly series of cartoon collectibles I have (toys/figurines I have so far)... relevant to superheroes, here's this week's post on my Funko Green Lantern figurine (complete with photos):
I don't have a lot of toys (which might make the "cartoon collectibles" feature of the blog short-lived), and this is the only Green Lantern one I have. As for if I want any of the movie figures, not planning on buying any (but will see the movie itself!)...
was sitting on the floor in the living room earlier flipping through catalogues and noticed one of the stores has a sale on transformers toys and lego star wars. wish they would discount the dc superheroes merchandise. but maybe they will do so after green lantern winds up its theatrical run in cinemas?
I haven't been around for ages, but I was browsing today and came across this topic and couldn't resist chiming in...
I was born in '67 and my dad worked at a toy distributor in the early 70s which meant he brought home pretty much the entire first wave of Mego dolls for both my brother and me. Sadly, I lost Batman's removable mask on a family vacation in Rockport, Mass. The memory still stings. I also recall having a number of Batmobiles, including the Corgi that was pictured earlier. I never saw the Shazam Corgi but I would loved to have owned one. The ultimate Corgi, of course, was the James Bond Aston Martin. I still have mine, although it looks like it's gone several rounds with Goldfinger and Oddjob.
I do have to echo a previous post that said there wasn't that many superhero toys in the 70s. Other than the Mego dolls, you were far more likely to find GI Joe, Big Jim, Evel Knievel or the Six Million Dollar Man at the local toy store.
Speaking of Mego, I also had many of the Planet of the Apes dolls.
I have two boys, 7 and 3, and I'm happy to say they've been bitten by the superhero bug. Three things have contributed to their growing interest - cartoons (the Bruce Timm stuff and Batman The Brave and the Bold), the Lego Batman videogame (all of the Lego games are brilliant) and this line of toys...
Imaginext DC Super Friends
They've released an entire line, including Superman, Green Lantern, Flash and Hawkman as well as almost all of Batman's rogues gallery. The only negative, and this is true of a lot of toys these days, is that certain items seem to have limited quantities which drives the prices up on the secondary market. It seems the line between collectors and kids who just want to play with toys has become blurred, and that's unfortunate.
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thanks for your post above ^ Kan-Man! and its true what you say about toys and prices being driven up; seems everywhere you look these days collectors are snapping up toys. take some of the star wars line. was at a local toys r us; and many of the lines were sold out. when i inquired they said some people had come into the store and bought 10 each of the particular action figures. and its repeated across most of the popular toy lines.
also its weird sometimes. some toy stores will get a stack of figures in of a particular line and yet for others they only get maybe 2 or 3 figures. makes finding some of the HTF action figures a bit of a chore but i love toy stores so its a somewhat enjoyable hunt