February 16, 2010

Gotta Have It! Figure Edition: Blackest Night Series 3

This Wednesday DC Direct releases the Blackest Night Series 3 line of action figures and holy hell do they look great! This series includes Star Sapphire Carol Ferris, Green Lantern Arisia, Orange Lantern Larfleeze (with Glomulus), and Black Lantern Aquaman which are all spotlighted below.

Manufacturer: DC Direct
Series: Blackest Night Series 3
Release Date: 2/10

Packaging: 4-color clam shell blister card.
Price: $14.99-$19.99

Star Sapphire Carol Ferris

Specs: 6.75″ high, Sapphire Lantern accessory, display base.

Orange Lantern Larfleeze and Glomulus

Specs: 7.25″ high (Glomulus 2.375″ high), Orange Lantern accessory, display base.

Green Lantern Arisia

Specs: 6.5″ high, Green Lantern accessory, display base.

Black Lantern Aquaman

Specs: 6.75″ high, display base.

Overall, I think these figures look fantastic! The paint jobs are mostly spot on and the detail of the figures gives them the resemblance of statues. Also, when you hold them in your hand they just feel cool. However, the poseability of this Line is rather limited, making some of the models look awkward when not in their default positions.

Series 1 included Red Lantern Atrocitus, Blue Lantern Saint Walker, Black Lantern Superman and Alpha Green Lantern Boodikka. Series 2 had Yellow Lantern Kryb, Green Lantern John Stewart, Black Lantern Martian Manhunter and Indigo 1. One of the few problems I’ve noticed with these figures is that in each series there are one or two models that sell horribly when compared to the numbers of the others. At Collector’s Paradise in Los Angeles, the Atrocitus, Saint Walker, Indigo 1, and John Stewart figures flew off the shelves, but there are still plenty of the other four left to go around. Funny how that works. In this block I’d assume that Arisia and Aquaman will be the duds, as Carol Ferris and particularly Larfleeze will be the most wanted of the group.

So far I’ve only picked up one of these figures, the most awesome of the bunch: Green Lantern John Stewart.

Green Lantern John Stewart will kick your ass.

Which Blackest Night figures are you collecting?

Andy Liegl



  1. John Stewart is the only one I own as well! Looks great plus I didn’t like any of the others in the group.

  2. billy

    I think the JS one is the best!

  3. I have Atrocitus, Saint Walker, Kryb and Indigo-1 and sooo looking forward to Larfleeze


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