Wait…so Swamp Thing is now Herne the Hunter as an angel?
Boy, I’ve missed something when it comes to this character. I’m sure there’s some kind of narrative explanation – wait, this is DC’s New 52, so I can’t be sure of that at all – but I wouldn’t say the lack of antlers and wings ever bothered me before. Anyway, DC Collectibles is turning him into a giant, overpriced action figure. I’d suggest to you that the Mattel Comic-Con one from a couple years ago might be a better deal.
Still, not the worst thing that’s ever happened to the character. It’s significant that, almost alone among major comic book characters, Swampie has nobody clamoring for toys based on his movie appearances. Bless the late Dick Durock for trying, but it just never worked.
Video of the new toy after the jump – warning: it autoplays.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist