Two days before I moved I got a package in the mail from Mattel of the new wave of Justice League Unlimited figures.But that didn’t stop me from snapping a bunch of pictures of this new wave for you. Normally this would be posted as a feature, but because of the move and unpacking the quickest way to get it posted was as a blog.
As you know the JLU line is now a Target exclusive line. This new wave has some commonly released figures, but this go around they have been repainted or come with accessories that will make it hard for many fans to resist. The photography on the card back is interesting to me as the pictures of Sinestro, Wonder Woman and Bizarro all show their accessories, but Superman and Batman do not show their anticipated, included accessories.
Batman with Wonder Pig
Superman with Phantom Zone Projector
The Superman figure in this wave is the 9 Point-Of-Articulation version so that he can properly hold his accessory.
Sinestro Corps Sinestro
The Sinestro Corps version of Sinestro is another significant release in that is it a great sensible repaint, but not a version that ever appeared in the show.
I don’t think I’ve ever posted the full story on my friend from back home, James Bridges the musical Batman. But those of you that have hung around me for any amount of time have most likely heard at least part of it.
For the uninitiated here it is in a nutshell- "Admiral" James Bridges is a well known character in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was called by God to perform. When I still lived there, that mostly meant him dressing up like super heroes and singing Elvis songs in children’s hospitals and nursing homes, but lately I hear he is singing the national anthem and revving up the crowds at Tulsa Drillers games.
Today is James’ 41st birthday.
To help you celebrate, here are some highlights from early in his career:
PS- Yes… this is all for real
Someday when I get the time I’ll have to dust off the "James Bridges Archive." I have a pretty epic collection of him harassing celebs at local comic book conventions.
Here’s to you Admiral James! I’ll see you at the holidays.
Posted by Julius Marx
Julius Marx was know the world over for 10 years as the title character in the long running TV cop-on-the-edge show “Hockuly!” Now he writes about and takes pictures of toys and attempts to put all his weird knowledge to work for him. He has been collecting toys his entire life.