Wow…just, wow. I am blown away.
Never, and I mean *never* in a million years did I think we were going to be blindsided by THIS.
JLU, the line pronounced deader-than-dead by many (including me about one thousand times on the boards) is not only alive and well…but soaring over the planet and smiling.
Not even the last few panels debuting the Hasbro 3-3/4" line and He-Man relaunch could steal the thunder.
Say it with me, fellow fans…41 previously unannounced new figures to collect. 41!!! Say WHAT???
Just because I’m euphoric, I’ll list them here…
New characters entirely : The Question, Cheetah, Batman Beyond, Warhawk, Future Bruce Wayne, Vibe, Deadman, Crimson Fox, B’wana Beast, Commander Steel, Tala, Devil Ray, Psycho Pirate, Dr. Polaris, Gentleman Ghost, Scarecrow,Bane, Clock King, Harley Quinn, Firestorm, and Plastic Man…PLUS the yet-to-be-determined two other website-exclusive 4-packs (Shazam-themed & Legion-themed…if they follow the same format as the TNBA pack it’ll be Shazam, Mary, Junior and Black Adam & then Superboy, Brainiac, Lightning Lad & Saturn Girl)
Show-accurate repaints & repacks : Bizarro, Lex in prison suit, Dr. Fate, Red Tornado, Booster Gold, Batman w/blue cowl & Wonder Pig, Superman w/Phantom Zone projector
Non-show-but-damn-cool new characters & repaints : Ultraman, Superwoman, Elongated Man (JLA costume), GL John Stewart (easy Hal custom, anyone?), Sinestro in Corps uniform
Total gravy re-releases that we actually WANT : Fire & Ice three-pack, Volcana single, Parasite single, and 5-POA versions of the main characters
Compile this overwhelming info with what we’ve already been told : Lashina, Forager, Mantis, Atomic Skull, Silver Banshee, Shadow Thief, The Key, KGBeast, Galatea, Captain Atom, and the Giganta 2-pack
The JLU line is the strongest it’s ever been….EVER.
It’s up to us, now. I know that I personally will be able to buy 2 of each item…one to keep packaged and one to open. Here’s hoping the line exceeds Target’s expectations. In another 2 years the amount of figures we already have could DOUBLE, cementing it as one of the greatest action figure lines of all time.
There’s a little bounce in my step today and a big grin on my face.
Scott, you and your team at Mattel have truly gone above and beyond…by FAR…and for that I thank you.
You’ve made this ol’ boy pretty happy.