I found the Green Arrow figure from the 1999 DC Super Heroes Silver Age Collection at a local thrift store this morning for only $6.50. The box appears never to have been open but there is a little wear and tear on the corners. The features includes a display stand, a bow that actually fires arrows and a cloth costume like the Mego dolls...er, action figures from the 1970s. This is a rare find for me for none of the local stores ever stocked these nine inch figures.
The back of the box has the following text:
The greatest heroes in the universe join forces to comat the world's most diabolical villains!
The Green Arrow Real Name: Oliver Queen Height: 5 feet 11 inches Eyes: Green Marital Status: Single Weight: 178 pounds Hair: Blond
Oliver Queen, wealthy world traveler, was on a South Seas cruise when a sudden lurch threw him overboard. Currents carried him to a deserted jungle island, and upon regaining his senses, he realized that he would have to fend for himself. Inspired by his Robinson Crusoe-like situation, Oliver began developing his own method for catching food and protecting himself: an array of trick arrows.
Soon, Oliver was catching fish and fowl whis his net arrow, drill arrow, and a number of other types of arrows. He also created a green camouflage suit of leaves. One day, Oliver spotted a freighter anchored off the island. Swimming to the ship's side, Oliver realized that the ship had been overtaken by mutineers. Oliver used his trick arrows to rescue the crew, calling himself the Green Arrow. Upon his arrival back home again, he continued to protect innocent citizens as Green Arrow.
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