Sunday, December 6, 2009

I'm A Grown Man And I Bought This: Justice League Universe 3 Pack: Batman, Amanda Waller and General Eiling

This is one of the odder things I've seen in the action figure aisle in a while...

A little background: Mattel has been pumping out action figures based on the excellent Justice League Unlimited cartoon series for about five years now. The figures are all sculpted in the distinctive angular style of artist and animator Bruce Timm, who worked as a producer on the show.

They've released around a hundred figures so far, based on the various superhero characters that appeared on the show. Apparently though the well is starting to run dry because they just released this 3 pack consisting of Batman, Amanda Waller and General Eiling.

Fans of the Justice League Unlimited series will know that Waller and Eiling played pivotal roles on the show in the latter seasons, but the average person who happens to see this hanging on the pegs is going to think, "Why does that Batman come with Nell Carter and Terry O'Quinn figures?"

Kids might know who the characters are, but I can't see them getting very excited about playing with what amount to government officials figures.

That said, the Amanda Waller figure is actually quite a nice little work of art. She's sculpted just like she looked on the show, from her stern expression and smart business suit, right down to her sensible shoes. Funny how one of the best sculpted figures in the line isn't even a superhero.

It's a bit hard to move her arms though, as her... lapels get in the way.

5 comments:

  1. i don't know. i think kids could have fun pretending that Waller woman is a monster.

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  2. who cares about the kids! the sculpts are very nice especially the amanda waller!

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  3. I agree that she's a great looking figure! It's just weird to me that they made her.

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  4. bob, when i was a kid - she would have been the action figure that was "sacraficed" with hairspray and a lighter.

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  5. Ha! I never destroyed my toys. I was always pretty careful with them-- well, as careful as a kid can be anyway. I usually only got the big ticket items at Xmas, so if I broke something, I wouldn't get a replacement stuff until the next year.

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