UPDATE: Mattel has announced that their Retro Green Arrow figure which was originally slated to go on sale tomorrow has been pushed back till 12/23. The reason given was that the figures did not arrive in their warehouses in time to ship for the 12/15 on sale date.
If you love those 8" cloth-style figures from the 1970s and 1980s, we've got news that's going to make you one happy collector… Mattel has gone back in time for design inspiration and come up with heroes based on the look of those vintage figures for a brand-new line called Retro-Action DC Super Heroes!
You'll see they're not recreations, but updates lovingly based on the old style. In some cases, Mattel is improving on iconic features for some of your favorite characters, like a more accurate belt buckle for Green Arrow, or an "s" curl in the hair of Superman.
Green Arrow is up first, and he'll be offered at MattyCollector.com on December 15th. This will be followed by a line at Toys "R" Us and select online retailers in the spring.
There will be three waves of four figures in 2010, starting with these characters in Wave 1: Superman,Sinestro, Lex Luthor, and Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)