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 Post subject: Justice League Unlimited – A Love Story: Q + A
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:38 am 
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I'm sure you've all read this by now, great article by Danny:
http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/just ... ove-story/

I'd love to hear your answers:

1. What is your favorite figure?
2. What figure are you most surprised they made?
3. What one figure would you have wanted that was not made?
4. What was the hardest figure to acquire?
5. Which figure is the hardest for you to stand?!

Here's mine:

1. Tough call - I like character faves - Dr. Fate, Midnite but also well crafted ones like Scarecrow, Gentlemen Ghost. So many greats!
2. Amanda Waller. Never would have called that one getting made!
3. Hal Jordan - have a nice custom now (thanks Spy!)
4. Hal Jordan - still my Holy Grail
5. All of them. I had to create stands - Dove was definitely one of the worst!


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 Post subject: Re: Justice League Unlimited – A Love Story: Q + A
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:47 am 
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Favorite figure – For me, I think it’s classic Batman. There’s something about that figure that really stands out to me. Apologies to about 15 other contenders!

Most surprising figure – I think it’s still Amanda Waller. I remember the day we got the first image of that figure and I was blown away that she was actually being made

One figure I want that was not made – That’s a super easy question for me…Robin. Ever since I discovered the line existed, I wanted a Dick Grayson Robin from BTAS and we never got it. Close second is a BTAS style Riddler.

Hardest to acquire – As someone who came in late to the game, it was a tie between Dove, show accurate Black Canary and Shayera Hol. I didn’t discover the line really until 2008 and those three figures were so hard for me to track down at a reasonable price. Even stalwarts like Grundy and Volcana were easier for me to find.

Hardest to stand – Great question haha. The answer is Vixen (or any of the other females before the foot hole pegs). Their feet are so small that it’s a really tricky balancing act with them.


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 Post subject: Re: Justice League Unlimited – A Love Story: Q + A
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:35 am 
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1. What is your favorite figure?
Tough one. So many ... I'd probably go with Etrigan.

2. What figure are you most surprised they made?
Again, this covers a LOT. Mostly, it's the ones that weren't on the show. I'd probably go with Blue Beetle.

3. What one figure would you have wanted that was not made?
So many ... Morgana le Fay, Circe, Klarion the Witchboy. Don't get me started.

4. What was the hardest figure to acquire?
I did okay on everything, mostly because I didn't mind paying extra and relying on eBay. I spent the most time on that initial Barda wave of three-packs that never made it to the East Coast. Finally eBayed the lot, thankfully before the price really skyrocketed.

5. Which figure is the hardest for you to stand?!
This is too hard. You should ask which ones stand well. The list is shorter that way.


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 Post subject: Re: Justice League Unlimited – A Love Story: Q + A
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:23 pm 
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First of all if you read the article, how could he have not watched BTAS or STAS? BTAS was the epic cartoon that started it all. Anyway, onto the questions.

1. What is my My Favorite figure?

It has to be Lobo. I really didn't think mattel would ever make him. The sculpt was actually well done & shockingly they made him close to the proper size.

2. What figure are you most surprised they made?

I have to agree with some of you on Amanda Waller. Even though she was an integral part of the show, never did I think we would see her immortalized in plastic.

3. What one figure would you have wanted that was not made?

At the time when mattel was still making JLU figures it was TNBA Clayface! But now I have a cast of Casimir's custom & I'm more than happy with that.

4. What was the hardest figure to acquire?

I pretty much found every figure in stores besides STAS Aquaman. I used to hit a couple Target's every morning before work & after work since they were on the way. Then I would hit other area stores on the weekends or if I was bored. That figure asst with Aquaman never shipped to my area. I never saw him or any remnants of the case selection on the shelves. My area stores only had the Firestorm asst.

5. Which figure is the hardest for you to stand?

This is opening up a can of worms. I really hate mattel for the poor quality plastic they used. The original runs of figures with the better plastic was tough to stand just due to design of some of the figures. Then I think it was Mid way through the Fire & Ice run they started using the cheapest plastic they could. The legs are more like rubber on any figures after that. You can put them on stands & they still will warp & lean after a few days. The quality just kept getting worse & worse as the line continued. Towards the retail end all those late run figures & re-releases like Barda, Batman Beyond, Parasite, STAS Aquaman are made with such inferior quality plastic that the figures are pretty much worthless to even try to display.

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 Post subject: Re: Justice League Unlimited – A Love Story: Q + A
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:26 pm 
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1. What is your favorite figure?
I have to go with Blue Beetle. I know he isn't from the show but he's one of my all time favorite heroes. Plus, I use him a lot in my dioramas over in the 'Awkward Moments in the JLU' dioramas.

2. What figure are you most surprised they made?
The Golden Age JSA three-pack. And I'm thrilled that they did!

3. What one figure would you have wanted that was not made?
any one that completes an unfinished team! Johnny Quick and Owlman for the CSA, Cat Man for the Justice Guild, the Trickster for the Rogue's Gallery, Oberon for the JLI, etc.

4. What was the hardest figure to acquire?
Still looking for a Track Suit Batman...

5. Which figure is the hardest for you to stand?!
I have a very "helpful" kitten who loves whenever I'm setting up a diorama. Therefore, they're ALL hard to keep standing.

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 Post subject: Re: Justice League Unlimited – A Love Story: Q + A
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:32 pm 
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Bryan Long wrote:

3. What one figure would you have wanted that was not made?
So many ... Morgana le Fay, Circe, Klarion the Witchboy. Don't get me started.


Did you mention Kalrion?

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 Post subject: Re: Justice League Unlimited – A Love Story: Q + A
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:39 pm 
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JLU was totally my gateway drug to collecting.

1. What is your favorite figure?
Too many to whittle it down... top 5 has to be Future Superman with Starro, Darkseid, Yellow tracksuit Hawkgirl, Batman Beyond, Big Barda.

2. What figure are you most surprised they made?
Bottle City of Kandor!

3. What one figure would you have wanted that was not made?
Lex/Brainiac hybrid (runners up include: Mercy, Roulette, Future Big Barda, Granny Goodness, Morgana La Fey, and of course the Royal Flush Gang)

4. What was the hardest figure to acquire?
Solomon Grundy, (still haven't gotten Volcana, or the Legends of the League/Secret Society 6-packs yet...)

5. Which figure is the hardest for you to stand?!
Uhhh... all of them.


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 Post subject: Re: Justice League Unlimited – A Love Story: Q + A
PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:12 am 
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1. What is your favorite figure? Firefly, anything to increase my Batman Villain Ranks.

2. What figure are you most surprised they made? Waller- Toy Logic Says-- never make a civilian figure, or a woman, or a fat, black ,older, government employee, woman for that matter, but she was essential to the show, so I am glad they did..

3. What one figure would you have wanted that was not made? I guess being honest with only what was "on the show", I'd say Roulette, Inque or the Dee Dees (although I wish we had gotten Curare, Roxy Rocket or Spoiler)

4. What was the hardest figure to acquire? I guess you could say Solomon Grundy-, and the 2 Target Fiasco six packs that never came east (but I picked all those up on ebay before the prices shot up-- so they weren't too hard.. Found everything else in stores. Volcana, Aquaman, and even Business Suit Luthor (actually got that on clearance at target for 2 bucks) ..

5. Which figure is the hardest for you to stand?! Well since I just moved all my figures this week, this one is a simple answer right now..I have drilled pegholes in all my figures-- and use stands-- and while about 35 figures have the JLU limbo lean-- my absolute worst offender right now is the Shade, second is "Green Lantern" Amazo and third is the Green Guardsman..

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