Every week we take a close look at some cool comic book collectibles. That means opening up the packaging. This week's is is a 4-pack straight from San Diego Comic-Con 2013. It's the convention exclusive set featuring Black Hand, Sinestro, Arkillo and Dex-Starr.
These figures are in the 3 3/4" scale (obviously Dex-Starr is a bit smaller). DC Collectibles has released other convention exclusive sets (still available at GraphittiDesigns.com). These past sets included a Guy Gardner and Larfleeze 2-pack and a John Stewart and Atrocitus 2-pack.
While these sets still appear to be available at Graphitti, this 4-pack hasn't been listed. The bad news is looking on eBay shows a couple sets around the hundred dollar mark.
We'll look at 'Green Lantern' Sinestro first.
Just like other 3 3/4" figures, there is a small sacrifice in terms of detail. But that doesn't make this a bad figure. The nice thing about figures in this scale is it's easier to gather up more. Also since these are in the same scale as the Marvel Universe figures, that means you can act out whatever crossover you want.
What's a Green Lantern figure without a light construct? Whoever designed this figure decided to include one for Sinestro. He comes with a big old sword. It does make some sense because, if I remember correctly, he made swords in that one Green Lantern movie.
Sure, it's a little ridiculous but you have it admit it's pretty dang impressive that he can hold the gigantic sword and stand up without any support.
You can imagine how awkward it must be in the packaging for Sinestro and Arkillo, a member of Sinestro Corps.
Arkillo is a little bigger in scale. He's wider as well. The main problem with this figure is his legs seem a little off. He can stand on his own but it takes a little adjusting.
The little symbol on his arm is a nice touch. It's also cool looking at figures from behind to see what their costumes are like on their backs.
Black Hand was an interesting choice to be included. It is nice he is part of the set as it does add more variation to the other Lantern figures.
He does have a hard plastic cape. But the way he stands, it almost looks like he's proud.
Black Hand also comes with a construct. Being a Black Lantern, he deals with death. His construct is fitting. It's a little hard to see in the pics but it's a pretty cool looking face on the construct.
The cape is okay looking. The cape can be used to prop the figure up. He doesn't really need the help but it does make it so you don't have to mess around with the legs to get them in the right position.
It's almost a little funny calling this a 4-pack when the fourth figure is little old Dex-Starr. But if we're being honest, it's really cool to have a little tiny Dex-Starr figure.
Before you dismiss this as a little piece of colored plastic, it actually has six points of articulation. the arms move as well as the head and waste. That's pretty impressive for such a small figure.
Isn't he just so cute? He can even sit up and beg to spew blood in your face.
Unfortunately this last pic kind of looks like Dex-Starr had...an accident.
That's it for this week.
I'll admit I wasn't aware of what this set was going for now. There could be a chance it'll show up on GraphittiDesigns.com at some point. You'll have to keep your eyes peeled.