Friday, October 21, 2011

Green Lantern Classics: G'Hu (Movie)

G'Hu is easily the figure in Wave 2 of the Green Lantern Classics I was least interested in, despite the fact he has excellent sculpt and paint work. In fact, as an action figure, G'Hu is pretty awesome. The issue is more with the style.

This was released last spring, before the Green Lantern movie or tie-in merchandise hit. In fact, I'm pretty sure this was the first movie-related toy available.

The thing is, the movie wasn't all that good. In fact, in my humble opinion, it was kind of awful. Seeing as the film wasn't much, I haven't exactly been driven to track down the action figures, this guy included. And, while he's relatively close to my comic figures, his color scheme and costume are just different enough to clash on the shelf.

So. Why'd I buy him? Two reasons: first, I found him at a K-Mart in New Jersey marked down to $12.39. Second, he came with this:

That, of course, is the right arm belonging to Stel, the Collect & Connect figure broken apart and sold with Wave 2 of Mattel's Green Lantern Classics. And, frankly, I kind of wanted to finish him.

Like I said before, G'Hu isn't a bad figure in his own right. He has an almost absurd level of detail, and the head is gorgeous. I also love the hair, which ends in pointed barbs. There's a good amount of articulation, as well. The joints are different from what we're used to - not surprising, as the figure has an alien physiology instead of human. The elbows and knees are cut rather than pin joints, but they actually work pretty well.

So, while I'm not all that interested in the style yet (that could change if the other movie toys start appearing in clearance sections), I can appreciate fine work. And this is definitely a good toy.


  1. he IS pretty cool- i think i passed on him at somepoint when i'd got burnt out on DCUCs, but he's a unique figure- probabaly better than any of the Movie Master figures, which i passed on entirely, even Hal marked down to 8 bucks. show us that Stel sometime, Man!

  2. I hope we get to see Stel sometime. : )

  3. You'll both get to see Stel, but I'm making you sit through two more figures from this wave first.