I picked up Atrocitus, the leader of the Red Lantern Corps off eBay, from one of those Chinese sellers who’s stuff could *quite possibly* be stolen directly from the toy factories there. Who knows? All I know is that they’re usually sold for a cheaper price but don’t usually come with any accessories. In Atrocitus’ case, it didn’t really matter. The official retail version comes with a red lantern, but in a genius move by Mattel, they sculpted Atrocitus with two closed fists (I guess to show off how angry he was…) unfortunately, this meant he had no way of holding his lantern, so not having it didn’t really bother me much. To make up for it, I am debating on eventually getting his pet cat.
Carol Ferris, Hal Jordan’s love interest is probably the best known Star Saphire. And she was also bought for cheap from a local eBay seller and like Atrocitus didn’t have any accessories, which was fine with me…those two “accessories” on her chest were good enough (sorry….couldn’t help it!). I kid…I kid :P
And then we have Blue Lantern Saint Walker and Orange Lantern Larfleeze…..these were the only 2 that I bought brand new versions of. They were part of the Mattel’s online DC toyline and it was the fact that they were being released that convinced me to start my rainbow corps in the first place.
Unfortunately, Mattel has yet to make any Indigo tribe figure, so I had to settle for one from DC Direct, who make their own similar sized action figures, the trade-off being that they usually lack articulation. In any case however, I found a cheap figure of their leader, Indigo-1 again on eBay to stand in and represent her tribe in my disply until Mattel wisens up and makes their own version of Indigo-1.