You may remember my recent article about "A Perfect JLU 3 Pack".
Unfortunately, I’m not sure Mattel saw it. Because this isn’t one of them.
We’ve waited forever for Captain Atom. As long as the line has been going. Finally he is here. Maybe for that very reason, Mattel thought we should be satisfied with any packout.
Where does this 3 pack fall apart?
Simple, it has 2 repeat figures. So the starting point of the FAN line is to make us buy 2 figures we already have to get one we want? That is NOT fan friendly. Green Lantern has been in many 3 packs, most recently Fire/Ice. Supergirl was available single and again in with Superman/Steel.
The capper is the inclusion of the rediculous "Polly Pocket" Supergirl figure. Come on Mattel, this figure should have a) never been made, b) never see the light of retail day again, c) the mold should be run over by a truck, d) all of the above. The answer of course, is "d". This is a half figure. Half the size. Half the plastic. None of the demand. In fact, fans have been demanding for a replacement since it hit retail the first time. I cannot make it any clearer. This figure should NEVER be put out in ANY packout for this line again.
In summary, a great 3 Pack is an easy formula. A big part is 2 new characters. Sand/ StarSapphire/ Superman is a good example. GreenLantern/ CaptAtom/ PollyPocket is not.