Now here’s an action figure I really wasn’t expecting.

§ November 21st, 2010 § Filed under green lantern § 13 Comments

So coming early next year is this Green Lantern two-figure package, containing some fish-headed Lantern you don’t care about, and THIS GUY:

Yeah, that’s right, it’s Medphyll, your favorite humanoid-plant Green Lantern, in convenient action figure form for your entertainment and edification. If there are two things I never expected to see, as a longtime Green Lantern fan, it’s 1) Kilowog appearing in a live action film, and 2) a Medphyll action figure. (Oh, and I guess there’s a third thing: 3) a live action Green Lantern film.)

A quick Googling shows that this news has been popping up over the last couple of weeks or so, but I guess I hadn’t been paying attention, and didn’t know this figure was imminent until I spotted a photo in the latest Tomart’s magazine:



Those are some rich, full lips Medphyll has. HELLO, LADIES.

I thought for sure Medphyll had popped up in one of those DC Direct PVC sets, but no dice…oh, sure, Chaselon gets a PVC figure, but not our pal Meddy. (Has anyone ever called him “Meddy?” …How ’bout “Phil?” “Phyll?”) However, you can see a fanmade custom figure right here, which is a little less broccoli-looking than the official thing.

For more Medphyll action, here’s a previous post on this very site featuring Medphyll’s worst enemy.

Yes, he once appeared in an issue of Swamp Thing. And yes, I know of his appearances in Starman. We shall not speak of what happened to him in Starman.

13 Responses to “Now here’s an action figure I really wasn’t expecting.”

  • Nate says:

    His first appearance was the backup story in the first batch of comics I ever bought with my own money. The nostalgia. I haz it.

  • quakenaked says:

    Tree Guy gets an action figure, and I can’t get a Blackest Night Guy to hang out and drink beer with my Blackest Night Kyle? Fail, I say. FAIL.

    And that eye is gonna haunt my damned dreams. Cannot unsee. And neither can he, apparently.

  • So he’s supposed to be “tree-like in appearance”, eh? Looks more like broccoli with cheese sauce to me.

  • Scott Waller says:

    I’m with quakenaked. I’d rather there be a Blackest Night Guy Gardner with the red and green rings.

  • Anonymous says:

    Just so nobody buys it and is disappointed, though it has misleading copy it’s only a one pack (I think) with interchangeable heads.

  • CW says:

    He’d be delicious covered in butter.

  • Sallyp says:

    While I am naturally delighted to see some of the more obscure Lanterns get figures, why the HECK don’t we have a new Guy Gardner? Hal has a billion or so, and even Kyle and John have new ones, but there are exactly TWO Guy figures.

    I am wroth.

  • Sarah says:

    “In forest dark or glade beferned,
    No blade of grass shall go unturned.
    Let those that have the daylight spurned,
    Tread not where this green lamp has burned.”

    …I’m now imagining the drunken writers’ binge that resulted in THAT Corps oath.

  • Frowny says:

    Sallyp, there is a new Guy. He comes in a five pack with Tomar Re. And GL Sinestro, and white temples Hal, and Mosaic John Stewart. I spend a stupid amount of money on stupid things, but buying five figures to get two I’d actually care about is a little much for me.

  • Hagop says:

    Hey- I’m the maker of that custom you linked to!
    Nice post. I’m definitely looking forward to Mattel’s full Green Lantern Classics line.
    I’ve always loved the original Silver Age alien Lanterns, especially Medphyll.
    And thanks for the link! You can check out some of my other GL customs here:

  • Dean says:

    Wasn’t Medphyll the Green Lantern who hung out with Swamp Thing briefly, during his Alan Moore space voyage?

  • Tom Mason says:

    In his spare time, he’s the leader of the VeggieTales.

  • philip says:

    He’d look great on a shelf with that bee-head Superman figure. I may have to start my own “League of ‘What the Hell?’ Heroes.”