Carl’s Jr./Hardees Justice League Unlimited Kids Meal Promo
May 13, 2007

As many of you have seen (and tasted now) Hardees/Carl’s Jr. restaraunts have started their much heralded Justice League Unlimited Kids Meal promotion.  The big 3 are represented in figural form and a wee card game in this bunch.

I was fortunate that a nice Carl’s Jr. employee (ironically named "Ronald) was willing to dig through the bags and find all four JLU toys at the first Carl’s Jr. that I visited. 


The Group





The  toy in the set closest to an action figure is the Superman toy.   He’s just about the same size as the Mattel JLU Superman, he’s articulated at the neck and shoulders.  He has a "light-pipe" in his back that supposed to make his S-sheild appear to light up.

The one I have doesn’t stand very well, but I like how he looks more up-right than the Mattel figure.  I just wish he had a more on model head.  








The Batman figure has a permanant graple feature that we have seen many, many times before.   There’s no release button so as soon as you pull the grapple out Batman starts climbing.  




Wonder Woman has some "magic lasso" feature.  You blow into a pipe that sticks out of that backpack thing and the string flys around.  She comes with a stand. 



I"ll admit, I haven’t actually read the rules to the card game as of this writing.   As I understand it is is a variation of the card game "war."   There are 12 heroes cards and 12 villians cards.  The cards are much smaller than I expected they would be.


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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