Mattel/DC’s Infinite Heroes – Flash 3-pack
June 28, 2008

Ok, this is what you’ve been waiting for.  Prototype pictures are one thing, packaged shots are closer, but what about the finished product, out of the box? In the midst of work and the midnight Wall-e screening I went to last night, I managed to snap some loose shots of the figure from the first DCU Infinite Heroes boxed set.   This is a Flash based boxed set. 

Say what you will about style and articulation for this line… but the fact that we got The Flash and FOUR of his Rouges Gallery in the FIRST WAVE of Infinite Heroes speaks volumes about where Mattel plans to go with this line.

 

 

These three figures are all based on the same "buck" body with some variation where the costume dictates.  Some times the variation comes from additional parts glued on such as Mirror Master’s belt and collar, and some times it is newly sculpted pieces such as Flash’s boots. 

The articulation breakdown is: Swivel neck, ball jointed shoulders, pin elbows, swivel waist, hip swivel and pin knees. 

THE FLASH 

 

MIRROR MASTER 

 

WEATHER WIZARD

 

The finished product is much better than the early prototypes shown at Toy Fair back in February.  The paint is not glossy, the articulation more apparent, and the "Crisis" theme intriguing. It’s still a little hard to see Mattel’s vision for the line as the first wave seems a bit of a smattering of eras.  With the finished product figures I have here it looks like they have more of a unifying style to them now as well.   I’ve heard some talk of their plans and it does sound really good for DC fans. I’m sure we will get a lot more answers at a better look at the future of this line in a few weeks at Comic Con.

 

A couple of comparison shots, starting with a few other like-scaled figures-

Indy, IH, Dark Knight, IH, Star Wars, IH 

 

Super Powers Flash and Infinite Heroes Flash 

 

 A comparison shot of the MiniMates Flash SP Flash, IH Flash and JLU Flash.

 

Infinite Heroes Professor Zoom and Flash

 

Look for more updates with loose pictures of the single carded figures coming soon! 

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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