I picked one of these up the other day and love the design, but it obviously begs the question — why would The Flash need a car?
My working hypothesis: this is like on of those Flintstones cars that doesn’t have an engine, but rather The Flash sticks his feet through the floorboards and gets to motoring while a goofy sound effect plays in the background.
(Whereas my wife wonders what the hell I needed with a car that even The Flash doesn’t seem to need. Working hypothesis: to go with the other 100 or so super-hero themed cars and motorcycles, of course!)
Early next year, DC Direct will begin releasing a series of Mini Neon signs. DC has made large neon signs available to retailers for years now, but these are smaller, cheaper versions — the Batman mini, for example, is 12″ high by 7″ wide. These will retail for $89.99 apiece. Along with the Batman and The Flash signs depicted below, there will also be a Wonder Woman, Superman, Justice League of America, and Green Lantern Mini Neon sign.
The Green Lantern Corps fan website has a page devote to an extensive history of Green Lantern-related merchandise, including numerous iterations of the power ring.
And yet, for all of that, I still haven’t been able to locate an adult-sized Green Lantern costume for Halloween. Looks like I’m going to be stuck going as the Flash (just need to decide if that’s Barry Allen or Wally West).