Arrow Action Figures: Oliver Queen and Deathstroke

Nice Arrow action figures. I really enjoyed season one of Arrow because not only was it a decent super-hero TV show, but it captured both the drama and the goofy nature of DC comics heroes. Arrow’s version of Deathstroke, for example, is scary more in a “you’re really wearing that costume to trick or treat?” sense.

Arrow Action Figures: Oliver Queen and Deathstroke

Mattel’s Retro-Action DC Super Heroes

Beginning this month, Mattel begins releasing its series of Retro-Action DC Super Heroes based on the Mego line from the 1970s. These aren’t straight up copies of the Mego toys. For example, the initial Green Arrow toy available directly from Mattel on Dec. 15th is billed as a “a more accurate Green Arrow.”

Mattel currently has an initial three waves of four figures planned for sale at Toys R Us, with the initial set going on sale in early 2010 featuring Superman, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Sinestro and Lex Luthor.

No word on whether they plan to also produce any of the vehicles such as the Green Arrow Car or the awesome Justice League playset.

Retro Action Green Arrow

Black Canary Barbie

Ah yes, the Black Canary Barbie scheduled to hit stores this Fall, along with a Catwoman, Supergirl, Poison Ivy, Batgirl and Wonder Woman Barbie. I’ve actually got quite a few of the previous releases of DC-related Barbies. The problem is my kids tease me to no end about these — the reliable “they’re not dolls, they’re action figures” defense goes out the window when “Barbie” is stamped prominently on the packaging.

What I really want to know is why there’s no Green Arrow Ken to go along with this.