Toyfare Magazine Cover Highlights GREEN LANTERN Movie-Based Merchandise
The latest issue of the collector's magazine will showcase a large portion of the toy line based off of characters from Warner Bros' live-action comic book adaptation, scheduled to hit theaters this summer.
Since late last month, Green Lantern fans have been inundated with teaser images for movie merchandise. First, Toys'R'Us revealed a limited edition Green Lantern mini-figure and ring, followed by images of Green Lantern Corps aliens Rot Lop Fan and G'Hu; ending with a large scale Hal Jordan toy. In the past few days we've seen new artwork for the film taken from children books featuring Hal Jordan and then Kilowog.
The latest update come via a press release from Mattel which revealed that a 12 figure set, including the character Krona, will contain pieces the purchaser can put together to form the film's central villain Parallax. Fans won't have to wait too much longer to get a good look at these items, as the latest issue of Toy Fair magazine appear to center around the film's merchandise.
In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan.
Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax…he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.
Green Lantern, directed by Martin Campbell, stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Mark Strong, Peter Sarsgaard, Tim Robbins and Angela Bassett. The film is scheduled to hit 2D and 3D theaters June 17th, 2011.