INSIDE LOOK: The ‘Mego’ GREEN LANTERN Playset You’ve Waited Decades For

GREEN LANTERN WEEK: On the far-distant planet Oa…

Welcome to GREEN LANTERN WEEK! On May 17, 1940, All-American Comics #16 gave us the original Green Lantern — Alan Scott — and the rest is history. All week long, we’re celebrating 80 years of the best of GL — from Hal Jordan to John Stewart and so much more. So click here for the complete INDEX of features — and beware Green Lantern’s light!

For the past six weeks or so, we’ve been showing off a series of superb 8-inch-scale playsets by customizer Anthony Durso of The Toyroom. These are perfect for your Megos or Mego-like figuresm though they’re certainly suitable for other lines, as well.

In any event, we’ve been waiting for GREEN LANTERN WEEK to show you this — an INSIDE LOOK at the Green Lantern Corps headquarters on Oa:

“Back in 2011, I had originally created a triangle-box version of this displayset to go along with the Matty Collector exclusive wave of Mattel Retro-Action Green Lantern figures, which were in turn released to coincide with the Ryan Reynolds movie,” said Anthony, who is also a 13th Dimension contributor. “The original tribox only had room inside for the Council of Guardians around the Power Battery while the exterior had various Green Lanterns.

“With this new format, I was able to expand all of that,” he added. “Extra GLs were added floating in space, with classic Green Lantern artists such as Neal Adams, Gil Kane, Joe Staton and Dave Gibbons represented. For the interior I had to include the Book of Oa. I also wanted an alien-looking monitor system that the Guardians could use to keep track of hot spots in the galaxy, including the Manhunters and the Qwardians. Artwork for all the view screens came from The History of the DC Universe by Marv Wolfman and George Perez.”

A few thoughts:

— This is Anthony’s second GREEN LANTERN WEEK entry. A graphic designer by trade, he also gave us THE TOP 13 GREEN LANTERN COSTUMES — RANKED. (Click here.)

— If Golden Age Green Lantern is more your thing, click here for an INSIDE LOOK at The Toyroom’s Justice Society Brownstone.

— In addition to this display, The Toyroom’s sets currently include: The Fortress of Solitude (click here for an INSIDE LOOK), Lex Luthor’s Lair, the Batcave/Wayne Foundation (click here), the 1966 Batcave, the 1966 Batgirl apartment and changing room (click here), the 1966 Batman movie United Underworld HQ (click here), the Joker’s Ha-Hacienda (click here), the Riddler’s hideout (click here), Paradise Island, Aquaman’s Aquacave (click here), Captain Marvel’s Rock of Eternity (click here), the JLA Satellite (click here), the Super Friends Hall of Justice (click here), the Super Powers Hall of Justice (click here), the Hall of Doom (click here), Iron Man’s Armory (click here), the X-Men’s Danger Room (click here), a Star Trek: The Animated Series Enterprise (click here) and a Scooby-Doo haunted house — with more to come.

— And as I always feel compelled to point out, I don’t make anything from this. I just love showing it all off. Each set — including case, artwork and complete assembly — is $85 plus shipping. Contact either or you can message Anthony, who also owns Retropolis Tees and is a 13th Dimension contributor, through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


— The Complete GREEN LANTERN WEEK Index of Features. Click here.

— The TOP 13 GREEN LANTERN Action Figures — RANKED. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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