The newest JLU poll is now active here at AFI. A little bit of history. I went to SDCC 2006 and was surprised by what was revealed. Instead of the characters I was hoping for, there were some very odd choices and some odd variants. Then I remembered.
We at AFI had actually discussed, if not requested those very characters. Nemesis and Sand had come up in discussions of how best to reuse Luthor’s vest. Classic Aquaman had been described as "Aquaman with 2 hands" and been misinterpreted into the new Aquaman figure we were getting. Somehow, Mattel needed a clearer vision of what was wanted. Not just by me, but by the fan community as a whole.
So I came back to RI and started the first poll. Our winners were:
Male hero: Hawkman
Female hero: Fire
Male Villain: Grodd
Female Villain: Cheetah
All of these have since then been added to the line.
For our second poll, we were told by Mattel that previosuly excluded Charlton and Fawcett heroes could now be made. Captain Atom, the Question, and Shazam were now all on the table. These three took the top 3 spots in the poll. And are now part of the line.
Our 3rd poll showed that the so far unmade top vote getters from the prior polls moved up. Strangely, for the first time, almost none of the top were shown at SDCC. However, many of the secondary choices: Deadman, B’wana Beast, Batman Beyond, Vibe, Commander Steel, and Warhawk were shown there.
Moving to 2009, NYCC showed us a more widespread line, with few characters from the actual show. Now, as we vote again, we must take the whole of the DC Universe, animated and comic into account in what we want Mattel to know is our MOST WANTED.
Vote in the new Poll