Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hal Jordan, The Handsome Green Lantern Without His Lantern!

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Green Lantern – He Is The One!

Green Lantern is not a well known DC hero to most of the Hong Kong people. The version that we know is the new Black version that is holding a green lantern from time to time. I had been lurking on having this Green Lantern doll since Tonner had released the official face picture of Hal Jordan. Due to the official price set so high (US169.99) and he has a white painted fist hands which are hard to play with, I decided to wait and wish for a bargain sale somewhere later on. Unfortunately, even some Tonner’s Batman or Superman are on sale at US50 level here and there, there is no sigh on this Hal!  Actually, LE1,000 is quite a large quantity, why it seems sold out everywhere? Not until in the middle of March, I was lucky to find one Pregoer selling it at a good price, so without a 2nd thought, I grasped it!

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Three Dolls With The Hal’s Face Mould

Although Tonner has used Hal’s face mold on Matt’s body for its Sinister Circus’s Cut Your Losses , and on superhero boy for Glutton for Gingerbread, with open hands, they just don’t talk to me!  It is probably due to their hair style and faceup.

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This Hal Jordan doll is probably the best male face sculpt of Tonner so far! Tonner’s male faces always look too stiff, subtle and lifeless even a dimple smiling face like Russell, it looks unnatural. Hal has big eyes with deeper socket and has a sharp chin and strong jaw. He has Matt’s skin tone – a healthy slightly tan. Hal even looks as if he has a pink brushing on his face! Although his poseability is very limited, his hair and look could kill!

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No Other Accessories. Why?

Since his bodysuit is in black and green, I undressed him right away in fear that the black fabric would stain on him. Tonner does a great job on lined inside to prevent color stain! hal-jordan-green-lantern-tonner-down-uphal-jordan-green-lantern-tonner-bodysuit

I wish that Tonner would put some effort in making some gargets for its DC Comic characters. Just like Batman without the famous belt that full of gargets is not a real Batman.  Hal does NOT come with any other extras like his icon, the lantern. The mask is so disappointed that a grade 3 student could do better than this.hal-jordan-green-lantern-tonner-masked

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It has a detachable ring but it does not bling or shine at all. Consider all these condition, Hal is simply over priced. Green Lantern’s ring looks kind of cheap and does not look as powerful as in the comic, I guess I will have to look for another ring to replace it soon!!! We'll see!!!

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Picture credit: Tonner Direct, Cliff CHAN

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