Friday, March 18, 2011

That's one angry pussy...

So I reached THAT level, y'know? I'm in THAT deep that I can even post about it without feeling shame (well, just a little bit of shame, but not enough! Not enough, I tell you! Not enough!).

I bought a toy just to get the accessory! And the accessory is a Red Lantern (the color of fury) and it is also a cat. What? What were you thinking? Pervs...

Last week I got this:



That's DC Direct's Red Lantern Mera from Blackest Night Wave 7. Man! Seven waves already? Yeah, seven waves and they are not even done yet! When I read it, I though Blackest Night was OK, and the toys are pretty cool (I'm still looking for that damned Larfleeze).

Like some of my friends I was annoyed that the first Mera figure ever was a two-page gimmick like this one. Don't get me wrong, the figure is great, lacks articulation (like most figures from DCD), but it has great detail and sculpt. Luckily a regular Mera will come out as part of the Brightest day line (also from DCD).

It's really weird, but now that DCD is kinda trying to do never released characters (they are releasing Mera, Hawk, Dove, the new Aqualad, Jade, etc.) Mattel decided to do an entire wave of substitute lanterns. It's like the world has gone mad! Mad, I tell you! Mad! (I really should cut that out).

But why did I get Mera if I didn't really want her? For this:



That's Dex-Starr a Red Lantern that used to be a cat and now is a little feline killing machine. Apparently he was drawn as a joke and he was weird and so out of place, that they decided to leave him. And, for what I've heard he became a fan favorite.

His back story is actually great, probably one of the best things Geoff Johns ever wrote. But maybe to sad for you, so I probably shouldn't post it... I'm just kidding, here it is!





The sculpt on Dex-Starr is great, but when I got it out of the blister I couldn't get him to stand. I thought it was a solid chunk of plastic that didn't stand on it's own and I was getting really pissed, at me, at DCD, at the Guardians of the Universe, at God, whatever, I was just angry enough to vomit acid blood.

So I turned to the Internet, source of all reason and justice... But the online reviews didn't give me any hope, just a bunch of people complaining about how Dex-Starr wouldn't stand. But they did give a crucial piece of information, the tail was articulated.

Then I realized, it's not that he can't stand, it's just that the tail is packed on the wrong side of the body. Force it a bit to the other side, no hair driers or hot water required and...

Wait for it...



He can stand! It's a miracle I tell you! A miracle!

Sorry, I had to do it one last time.

Until next time.

4 comments:

Bubbashelby said...

Thanks for posting his origin - I had not read that. I am going to get the Mattel version when it comes out, mostly because he's a pack-in with B'dg, but regardless I am excited to get both of them...someday (damn you Mattel!)

Super-Duper ToyBox said...

ahhh- i like her. Dex is cool too- i had read on OAFE.net about the tail i believe. i shoulda got her, but will be getting the brightest day wave 1 & 2 at least, so...

jboypacman said...

Great looking figure i have seen it in stores in a 3 pack and it caught my eye right away.

Saranga said...

aww poor little dex starr. :(
thanks for postimg his origin, I hadn't read that.
now to find the kitty on ebay.