New in the AFi Archive – Mattel's JLU Despero, Green Lantern, Katma Tui 3-pack
October 12, 2010

We’ve all been waiting with baited breath for new Justice League Unlimited 3-packs now that the singles are rolling in again.  Earlier we showed you the Green Lantern/Manhunter Robot 3-pack.   Now I can show you the Despero/John Stewart/Katma Tui 3-pack.  Also this week I’ll show you the Warlord/Supergirl/Deimos 3-pack, the Joker/Batman/Gray Ghost 3-pack and in just a few short week’s we’ll all be able to order the highly anticipated Parademon 3-pack.

Despero’s not a character we have gotten that often in plastic.  His first appearance was in the Total Justice line and since the wh have gotten him as a HeroClix, a DC Direct figure and a DCUC Collect and Connect figure.   Now we get the JLU version.

As I mentioned in the Manhunter Robot feature, Mattel had the foresight to not give us the exact same John Stewart.   This is the bald goateed version, but he also has a metallic green paint job.   I know we all have plenty of John Stewart figures over the course of eight years, but I appreciated them listening to us and changing things up a bit.

We’ve gotten Katma Tui once before in a 3-pack in the JLU line, but she was in a different version of her costume and her skin tone was way off.   Since taking over line managing the JLU line Scott Neitlich has seen to it that we have gotten more screen accurate versions of many of the incorrect original releases.

You can see the entry of the JLU Despero/Green Lantern Katma Tui 3-pack here in the AFi Archives.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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