So I have this problem with Green Lantern rings already, and now DC Direct has to go and announce this Blackest Night set for July. And these aren’t just any power rings — these have an LED that lights up when you wear it (the light can be turned off manually to save batter life, and perhaps also to look a bit less like a dork, though by the time you’re wearing this, that battle’s pretty much lost).
$60 for the set, and the batteries are user replaceable.
Bif Bang Pow! will be producing this bobblehead version of the Mystic Seer from the classic Twilight Zone episode “Nick of Time”, where William Shatner’s character becomes obsessed with the “predictions” made by the fortune telling machine. Oddly enough, the Mystic Seer is one of the few TZ props that wasn’t thrown out by CBS after the end of the show’s run, so the real thing is out there somewhere in some collector’s home.
Normally I pass on these DC Direct prop replicas because, despite how cool they are, the prices just don’t justify it for me. This JLA Trophy Room: Green Lantern Rings Prop Replica will definitely be an exception.
According to the description at DC Direct,
An age-old prophecy foretold the coming of the Blackest Night, and the war of light between the emotional spectrum! The Green Lantern and (yellow) Sinestro Corps are confronted by the Red Lanterns, Agent Orange, the Blue Lanterns, the mysterious Indigo Lanterns, the (violet) Star Sapphires and, ultimately, the Black Lantern Corps.
Now, for the first time ever, all of these Power Rings are collected together in one spectacular display!
Eight plated metal rings (each a different color, signifying the insignia of the various Corps) fit into a battery-operated, light-up resin display base. The rings are protected by a removable glass dome that sits on top of the base.
$250 . . . or the low, low price of just $31.25 per ring!
There are replicas and then there are replicas. Diamond Select Toys is going to be offering a full-sized replica of the Captain’s Chair from Star Trek TOS, complete with working lights, sound effects and a few Shanterian phrases (not sure if that last one is a bug or a feature). This one will set you back $2,000..
Apparently Blizzard will not let him advertise these as being based on Wrath of the Lich King, so think of Paul Pape Design’s new Ore-naments release as generic cobalt, titanium and saronite mining ornaments suitable for any MMO. The entire set is $24.95. I own the original set and am very happy with them, and will definitely be adding these to my collection as well,