Mattel’s JLU Bane
January 12, 2009

Manufacturer: Mattel

Release Date: Feb 2009

Wave/Assortment: Part of the "Gotham Villains 4-pack" exclusive

Packaging: Single Carded- inside mailer sleeve 4-pack 

Accessories: None

Scale: 4"

Sculpted By: Mattel In-House Team


Bane Carded Card back Bio

Bane Front Bane SideBane back

Bane Face Bane Tube


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 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,,, Boing-Boing,, 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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  • wadsworth says:

    since when is batman taller than bane??? another over priced shot in the dark by mattel. looks cool by himself though.

  • Quinn says:

    So they finally make Bane, and he’s that much shorter than Batman? Most of the scale issues with this line I can accept, but there’s usually one per year that really chafes me. Bane is going to be the one for ’09.

  • Jonathan says:

    Im surprised they just didnt re-issue the regular Bane. Dont get me wrong, this one looks big but BANE should be bigger. Still a good figure

  • Lou says:

    He’s kinda small, ain’t he? He wont fare well with the rest of the TNBA figs. Hell, he’s smaller than the BTAS Bane.

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