New in the AFi Archives – Mattel’s JLU Angle Man, Killer Frost and Firestorm 3-pack
February 25, 2011

Earlier in the week we gave you your first look at first of three Mattel "Collector Appreciation Tour" Justice League Unlimited exclusive 3-packs. Now it’s time to move on to the 2nd Con exclusive 3-pack.

This one contains Angle Man, Killer Frost and Firestorm.   This is the fist ever JLU figures of Angle Man and Killer Frost.  It is the second release of Firestorm (this time without his accessory).

Mattel has done something interesting with these tail-end 3-packs.  As fans of this line know, with a few rare exceptions there are never any accessories that come in the 3-packs.  We get the occasional stand for the female figures, but usually it’s just 3 figures.  But there are some figures, such as Heatwave that NEED accessories and we know we won’t be getting them later single carded.  So on Angel Man in this set and Heatwave in the other set, the accessories are molded into the figure’s hands.   They are not removable.  This is a nice work-around for figures that do need their trademark accessories.

Both Angel Man and Killer Frost have good paint aps, and Mattel even went so far as to include the two-tone lenses in Angle Man’s goggles.  That’s a nice touch.

These 3-packs will go on sale first in Chicago at C2E2 in March and then on to WonderCon in Northern California in early April.

You can click here to see all of the pictures in the AFi archive.

This sample was provided by Mattel.




  

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 www.ActionFigureInsider.com. 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 MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, 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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