Mattel’s 4″ ‘Young Justice’ Robin
April 8, 2012

Last week we were taking a look at the newest additions to the 4″ Young Justice Line from Mattel.  This week it appears that Mattel has made the decision to cancel the ‘Young Justice’ figures, both the 4″ and 6″ line according to some posts by a Mattel employee on the MattyCollector message boards this past Friday.   I would imagine we will still get this assortment as they have already been tooled and manufactured.   To round out this coverage we’re going to finish up this wave with the Robin figure.

Robin is part of the new wave of single carded figures that we think will be shipping soon.  This new wave is a four figure wave with two members of the Young Justice team (Robin and Artemis) and two members of the Justice League (Superman and Hal Jordan Green Lantern).   These new singles do NOT have a collect-and-connect element to them like the original twelve figures in the line with the Hall of Justice pieces.  As a result, Mattel has reduced the size of the packaging to be similar to the JLU single figure package.  All figures in this wave come with a red tinted stand.

This is the third Robin we have gotten in the Young Justice line. The first was the regular, show accurate version that came in a 2-pack with Batman.  The 2nd was the stealth version.  This version Tim Drake Robin costume with the green tights and brighter costume colors.   I’m not sure yet if this will be his season 2 costume, or if Mattel just went for an easy repaint that made sense.  This version of Robin comes with his bo staff weapon.

 

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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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