Friday, May 14, 2010

TGIF Toys: There's no "Blackest Night" about this one

No, it's not really a stretch. Nosiree. You see, Green Lantern is friends with Batman, and there are three (count 'em, three!) Batman TV shows covered by the reference guides of BRBTV ... Heck, we're sure Green Lantern would have even guest-starred on an episode of "Batman: The Animated Series" if given half the chance. Plus, on "Batman Beyond," there actually was a Green Lantern present, you know, that small, levitating Ghandi-type guy ...
OK, OK, it's a stretch, but this one was just too cool not to use for our weekly TGIF Toys feature. What we have here, folks, is a genuine, custom-made, lifesize, and operational, Green Lantern. All that's missing is a power ring to charge up.
Finely crafted from found parts (at the local Home Depot), this stunning creation was presented as a birthday gift to our buddy John, a big Green Lantern fan. The base is a small globe ceiling light. Drainage culverts and green spray paint also went into the construction, and inside is a thoroughly green (in color as well as usage) compact fluorescent bulb. John is "green" in more ways than one, after all.

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