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UnBoxing | DC Multiverse GREEN ARROW from McFarlane Toys

The primetime heroes may have just faced a “crisis” of infinite measures, but for the avid collector, the DC Multiverse is getting a whole new opportunity at playability with McFarlane Toys brand new line of highly detailed action figures.

It’s an exciting time for collectors! One of the leading high-end manufacturers of desirable collectibles geared toward the adult-collector McFarlane Toys has acquired a license to produce action figures based on the DC Multiverse. To inaugurate the line, the head of McFarlane Toys himself, legendary artist/designer Todd McFarlane went online to properly “unbox” the first tier of offerings that span all the various mediums of the DC universe from the publishing imprint, to television, to motion pictures!

From McFarlane Toys here is the Green Arrow action figure based on the hero’s appearance in “Arrow”.

Among the first in the line is an action figure of Green Arrow based on the character appearing on The CW Original Series Arrow from the 2018 season of the show. The figure is crafted from high-quality materials and features “22 Moving Parts” and accessories, including the hero’s bow and quiver with arrows. Collectors will also have the option to pose the figure on a display stand. To even further entice the collector’s desirability, each figure is packaged with a trading card detailing facts and stats on the DC Multiverse hero’s abilities.

With the recent sacrifice of Oliver Queen during this season’s epic “Crisis on Infinite Earths” crossover on The CW, no doubt fans will be on the lookout for collectible memorabilia to honor Star City’s Emerald Archer. Stephen Amell portrayed the streetwise urban vigilante for Eight Seasons on the hit show and ended the run heralded a new age of heroes that was followed by the reboot of The Flash starring Grant Gustin. Now there is an additional 4 primetime series populating The CW’s “Arrowverse”.

Moving Parts

As sculpted by the craftsmen at McFarlane Toys, the figure is perfectly sized at an impressive 7” in height which makes it easy to handle, especially for adult collectors who occasionally want to pose and play with their action figure when no one is looking. Based on the Green Arrow as he appears on The CW series Arrow and fashioned after the actor that has popularized the hero for eight seasons, but it’s not the most accurate likeness of Stephen Amell. The facial features and detailing are more in line with the character as it appeared in the animated adventures.

The figures articulation is also somewhat limited; when you consider that so many more high-end toy manufacturers are able to render even their most basic figures now with nearly 32 points or more. The most McFarlane Toys promises with the Green Arrow figure is 22 points, though the outfit detail and especially the bow and quiver are well crafted. The soft feel and one-piece craftsmanship of the archer’s leather jacket conceal the ball-jointed torso joint that allows the figure to twist in the middle.

Recreate some of the most dramatic moments from the series’ eight seasons.

Overall most fans will not be disappointed in the least by McFarlane Toys take on the DC Multiverse action figure interpretation of Green Arrow from Arrow, but there have been better figures on the market. The figure is carefully and accurately detailed, but has often been the case with McFarlane Toys (this was evident in their line of Star Trek: Enterprise figures) there’s a peculiar rotation of the knee and ankle joints of these figures which require a bit of massaging to get into the proper positioning. The figure’s articulation is decent, but it’s not great.

Follow the link below to the official press release from McFarlane Toys.

McFarlane Toys and Warner Bros. Consumer Products Launch New Merchandise Celebrating DC’s Multiverse

GREEN ARROW | DC Multiverse Action Figure by McFarlane Toys | $19.99

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UnBoxing | Mattel’s DC Multiverse THE FLASH (1990) Action Figure

Mattel toys realizes fan’s dreams and delivers on one of the most sought after collectibles just released…THE FLASH action figure based on the 1990 Television Series!

It could be considered the Holy Grail of all collectibles! In 1990 CBS premiered The Flash in primetime based on the DC Comics superhero and starring John Wesley Shipp. The one-hour action adventure series was propelled by the theatrical success of Tim Burton’s Batman which is largely responsible for igniting the genre phenomenon, but the series produced by Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo was the first of its kind on a major network — a comic adaptation practically budgeted as a blockbuster motion picture on a weekly basis.

A critical hit, The Flash ran into several scheduling snafus in its premiere season (not exclusively among them going up against ratings mountains The Simpsons and The Cosby Show) and it ended up lasting only the one season with 22-episodes that would feature appearances by Star Wars icon Mark Hamill as the rascally rogue Trickster and co-starred Amanda Pays and Alex Désert. Double-Emmy Winner John Wesley Shipp inevitably emerged a fan-favorite and portrayed a very different Barry Allen, and would return in the 2014 contemporary reimagining on The CW.

In a cooperative with Mattel Toys, the legendary toy manufacturer has been very successful with its line of DC Multiverse Action Figures that are based on DC Comics characters from any and every iteration of the 80 year history of comic publication. A new specialty line has just been introduced and leading the charge of the newly embossed “Signature Collection” is The Flash based on the 1990 television series. It’s the first “official” action figure based on the suit built for Shipp by Stan Winston Studios and designed by Robert Short.

Cast in an impressive 6.5” height and strikingly resembling John Wesley Shipp in his hooded cowl the action figure sports the very distinct solid red boots, and features at least 32-points of articulation and interchangeable hands to help pose The Flash. The action figure is also packaged with a display stand and blister card with a graphic of Shipp in full costume perfect for displaying, especially alongside the just released 2-pack with “The New 52” version and Ezra Miller’s “The Flash” from the feature film Justice League.

Although not available widely in retail markets, the DC Multiverse “The Flash” Signature Collection action figure is open to pre-orders online, and with John Wesley Shipp making the rounds on the convention circuit this season, fans are gobbling up the collectible in the hopes of getting their’s autographed. The “Signature Collection” will include first-time action figures of Batman based on actor Val Kilmer as he appeared in the feature film Batman Forever and Wonder Woman as portrayed by Lynda Carter during her own 1970s television series.