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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.


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One of the exclusives last month at the WizardWorld Los Angeles comic book conventions was the Exclusive Spider-Man3 MiniMate 2-pack.  This pack featured both the Red Spider-Man and Black Costume Spiderman.

These new versions of Spider-man use the standard size MiniMate body and it is the first time that the movie costume has been used for a MiniMate. 

 MiniMates are a joint venture between Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum.




The level of detail on these two is great. The texture on the blue (and black) parts of the costume is printed on the figure and this is the first time I have seen printing on the hands and feet of a Minimate.







Other MiniMate SpiderMen 



At Toy Fair 07 Diamond Select Toys showed a wave of Spider-Man MiniMates that were not based on the Spider-Man3 movie, but it had many of the same characters as appear in SM3. On the back of the box it mentions Spider-man3 MiniMates coming Summer of 2007.


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Diamond Select Toys newest bust is the "New Avengers Spider-Man" Straight from the pages of Civil War this 6" bust depicts the now un-masked wall crawler in his new costume.

After Spider-Man’s newer powers developed in "The Other", Tony Stark (Iron Man) developed a new suit for Peter, which he began wearing in The Amazing Spider-Man #529. Nicknamed the "Iron Spider" costume, it is red and gold: according to Marvel Editor-In-Chief Joe Quesada, "Stark’s design, Stark’s color!" The suit was designed by Quesada, based on a sketch by Chris Bachalo.

This piece was sculoted bt Michael Locasio. 

This is a limited edition bust of 3000 pieces.  This piece also features a hand-numbered base with matching box and Certificate of Authenticity.





The metallic paint used on this piece really makes it stand out on a shelf.  It’s a great Spiderman pose and the action of the piece and the web tension are really well done.   This piece is now available in stores. 




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