Monday, December 28, 2009

Blue Lantern Hal Jordan Uni-Formz Colorway

The Blot doesn’t know what the deal is, but for the second time DC Direct has changed the variant colorways of its upcoming Green Lantern Uni-Formz vinyl figures. It’s almost like DC Direct doesn’t know how to handle good old Hal Jordan! The three original Green Lantern Uni-Formz colorways were supposed to be Modern, Metallic and Power Glow, but in April DC Direct to merge the Modern and Metallic colorways and add a Classic colorway, which features Jordan up in his Silver Age tank-top uniform. Now comes the news that DC Direct has decided to scrap the cool all green Power Glow figure for a Blackest Night tie-in: Blue Lantern Hal Jordan (see below).

DC Direct Uni-Formz Green Lantern Vinyl Figures - Blue Lantern Colorway
Now don’t get me wrong, I think the idea of tying in this Green Lantern release to Blackest Night, the crossover of the year, is a stroke of genius and will hopefully bring more interest in to DCD’s Uni-Formz platform. But I’m just sad to see the Power Glow construct colorway go. Besides, if you’re going to make a Blue Lantern Hal Jordan figure, don’t you also have to release versions featuring Jordan as a member of the other emotional spectrum corps?

Also, I haven’t seen the final product yet but as you may have noticed in the picture above, it looks like Blue Lantern Hal Jordan has a green power ring. Here’s hoping they’ve corrected that little detail before shipping out these awesome looking Blackest Night tie-in figures.

These limited-edition vinyl Uni-Formz Green Lantern vinyl figures each feature 12 points of articulation, stand approximately 8" tall and are packaged in a deluxe 4-color window box.
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