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Sinestro Corps Sinestro Review

Sinestro’s articulation is what we’ve come to expect, but like the previous figure the range is hindered in some areas. The head is a tight fit on the larger buck’s neck and doesn’t do much beside swivel. The shoulders don’t have as much range as I’m used to and I wish the ankles had a little more range for deeper poses. Those minor issues aside, his articulation is standard for the line and he’s plenty poseable.

Sinestro included the classic lantern sculpt in a flat yellow.

Overall, this isn’t the Sinestro figure we deserve, but it’s the one we needed. One of the horrors of Wave 3 has finally been put to bed, leaving us with just those overly muscled Robins and white gunk on our Grundys. In the coming years, as my collection shifts and grows, I may not have as much for yellow lanterns on my shelf. Romat Ru and Kryb may find themselves packed away or sold on eBay, but Sinestro is an important part of the collection and I think he’ll be in the mix on my shelves for some time to come. No matter what happens to him in the comics, I think he’ll always look best as a Yellow Lantern. So, for that reason and because you kinda have to buy him to get Nekron’s head, I don’t mind adding a fifth DCUC Sinestro figure to collection.

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33 comments to DC Classics.Com Nekron Week!
Sinestro Corps Sinestro Review

  • man you got some killer pics for this one!

  • Lemmy

    For some odd reason, each of your Nekron-wave reviews has me hearing Linkin Park’s “One Step Closer” in the back of my head. I’m not really even a fan of Linkin Park (no offence to those who are). I’m just anticipating the coming Nekron review, as he really did herald the “breaking” of this line as we know it. Just thought I’d share.

    • That’s what it feels like on this end too. I wouldn’t get too excited for the Nekron review. It’s probably already evident by this point, but this wave just isn’t as much fun to review as past waves. I should be working on White Lantern Flash right now, but bleh. LOL

  • Brainlock

    I could’ve lived without this guy being re-made AGAIN as as single, esp in the last wave. Leave him to a 2pk for those who consider him a necessity, like yourself. Had they done the new GL costume, I might feel differently, but not the SinCorps for the third time.

    To top it off, they gave him the WRONG LANTERN. This is almost as bad as All-Star shiny Hal packed in the same wave WITHOUT A LANTERN.

    Who would I have put in this wave to replace him? Keeping with the Brightest Day theme, we could have had Max Lord, Aqualad II, Jade, or if they needed a redeco, J’onn with pants or Hawkgirl. or include those last two as the extra All-Star pack out. Or throw in Donna Troy on a adult body (Featured in Blackest Night:Titans and BN:WW) or WALLY WEST Flash if they insisted on keeping the Flashes in two spots, and Thawne and white Barry would also be variants for one spot!

    • AmericanHyena

      The handle is a bit off, but the lantern is otherwise accurate. Are you referring to the lantern the wave 3 one came with? Because that was based on early preproduction designs and never existed in the comics.

      • Anymore, it seems like the majority of the lanterns have reverted back to the classic design.

        • Brainlock

          yeah, I noticed the reversion in the new issue of New Guardians, with the “new” Lantern Arkillo was given by the Weaponeer. To me, it just seems they’re already trying to eliminate the various “Skittles” after realizing it wasn’t a long term thing Johns wanted to keep going, or ran out of ideas? (aka Lazy Writing)

          I wonder if Atrocitus will have his Red Lantern or just another basic Lantern colored red? Is anyone reading that series? Larfleeze’s Orange Lantern need a slight retool to eliminate the handle holes.

          • j1h15233

            I’m reading red lanterns but I can’t remember them showing a personally lantern. Maybe they did and I forgot. They aren’t killing off the skittles though. The SC is featured in the GL book as well as New Guardians. Red Lanterns have their own book where they also mentioned the Star Sapphires. Blue lanterns have been around New Guardians. Indigo tribe is a story line in the GL book. Larfleeze is part of NG too.

            This could have been put in a better sentence I’m sure but I’m exhausted.

    • I don’t think he would’ve been made in this wave had the line not ended. It seems like he was thrown in for that very reason. White Lantern Flash & Sinestro were late additions and I think the Flash is a much bigger fail out of the two.

      • Brainlock

        I can’t say I disagree, and again: I don’t see the reason they forced us to buy both Flashes when they should have been variants for one slot.

  • PhigmentSuicide

    I’m still baffled that they didn’t just give us the SC Scarecrow’s lower body, attached to BL Abin Sur’s upper body for this figure and the 2-pack one…

    • I think this might have been a case of the “cost of switching out parts”. The Scarecrow parts didn’t exist when they put the original version of this figure together and it was probably cheaper for Mattel to just change the paint mask on the figure rather than swap in the new parts.

      They have to make it complicated.

    • nateg360

      I part swapped sinny scarecrows lower body onto sinestro, it makes him almost a half inch taller than he already was!

  • dayraven

    everybody say CHEESE!

    i can’t help it, but arkillo looks off w/out his tongue necklace. i can forgive the face, it’s the lack of tongue that is egregious.

    • Yeah, I forgot to give him that. Clearly, I was in a rush on these pics.

    • JamesLynch

      You know he’s got his tongue back in the comics, right?

      • Brainlock

        Not only that, but

        SPOILERS??

        New Guardians #8 implies he may be the last Sinestro Corpsman left? All the SinCorps on Korugar were depowered (thanks to Hal depowering the Lantern and the GLC burying it on Oa) and those left apparently killed by locals?

      • dayraven

        but it looks best between his pecs!

  • Sandman

    My only regret with this Sinestro is that he doesn’t have a classic silver/bronze age variant costume. The black-and-blue look was his defining one for the better part of four decades, and I felt it would have been a good thing to get done.

    But oh well. Good review as always.

    • j1h15233

      Unless I’m misunderstanding what you’re asking for, we did get that look, twice. One short one and one corrected version. They’re in the pics of the review.

      • Sandman, are you looking for a different version of the costume than the one from the GL 2pk? The only other variation I can think of off the top of my head is the purplish Super Friends look.

        • Sandman

          Yeah. The silver age costume had some slightly different tones to it in its early days. Sorry for the confusion. The 2-pack one is alright as a stand-in.

  • wally2974

    Why didn’t they pack Necron’s frickin’ sickle in with one of the figures in this wave? Especially since most of the figures don’t even come with any accessories, like most of the other waves at the end of the line!!!! You could have thrown us a bone, Mattel!!!
    Sorry, my red ring of rage got the best of me on this post!

    • I know. I wish some case could’ve been made to management about it being the last wave and allowing for the scythe in the budget. C&C and accessories have been more doomed than not unfortunately.

  • j1h15233

    I was glad to get this fixed because he’s an important character to me but a variant of the TRU 2-pack with Hal would have been a better choice.

  • JediCreeper

    he has the incorrect Sinestro Corps symbol that DC uses too often and it bothers the hell out of me, as do the stubby forearms…

    over all, I prefer the dc direct sinestro corps sinestro more

  • 3B

    For me this figure is too little, too late. The obvious paint apps marked on his chest were a deal breaker for me, so I’ll stick with my custom, thank you very much. The one thing that this figure improves upon is the neck (it’s kinda short on my figure because I used the original w3 figure’s upper body), but that’s it. However, if I run into him on clearance or during a sale, then I might pick him up and improve him by swapping the head and forearms from my custom.

    Thanks for the reviews though, ND. You’re a trooper!

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  • Gregor

    I am glad they did big ‘Stro. Mighty glad.

    For some reason, he just looks great on my desk next to DCUC BL Hal.