Mattel’s Justice League Unlimited “Fan Collection” 7-pack
November 9, 2011

 

Manufacturer: Mattel

Release Date: November 17th , 2011

Wave/Assortment: MattyCollector.com exclusive

Packaging: 7-pack (in a 6-pack style box)

Accessories:2 stands

Scale: 4"

Sculpted By: Mattel’s In-House Team

Packaging by: Frank Varela

Notes:  This boxed set includes Crimson Avenger, Creeper, Gypsy, Doctor Midnight, Johnny Thunder and his Thunderbolt and Speedy.  These seven characters are the final 7 card-carrying members of the Justice League in the show that Mattel had not made figures of.

Back in August I told you about seeing an early sample of the MattyCollector.com JLU 7-figure boxed set, and described the box and the changes to the decos from what we saw at comic con.  Now I have a sample of the set in hand so you can see it for yourself.

As of this writing, this boxed set is the last JLU product that Mattel has scheduled to offer.  They have said that if this set sells well then we might see the remaining 3-packs they announced at Toy Fair.  I would think this set should do well as it is the first time we have gotten this many unique figures in one set with no re-releases.   There are also some great new parts for customizers in this set such as a new body in a suit and female bare feet.   I’ve collected this line from the start and would love to see it continue, but with the numbers JLU has been selling on line the fate of those last figures does not look good…

As I mentioned in the August article about this set there maybe one character in the line up of heroes that wrap around the box that fans don’t recognize.   That’s Mattel package designer Frank Varela who has worked on the JLU packaging from the beginning of the line.   Can you spot him?

THE PACKAGE

Box Front 

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THE FIGURES

CRIMSON AVENGER

JLU Crimson Avenger Front JLU Crimson Avenger Side

JLU Crimson Avenger Face

CREEPER

JLU Creeper Front JLU Creeper SideJLU Creeper Back

JLU Creeper Face 

DOCTOR MIDNIGHT

JLU Doctor Midnight Front JLU Doctor Midnight SideJLU Doctor Midnight Back

JLU Doctor Midnight Face 

GYPSY

JLU Gypsy Front JLU Gypsy SideJLU Gypsy Back

JLU Gypsy Face 

JOHNNY THUNDER AND HIS THUNDERBOLT

JLU Johnny Thunder and his Thunderbolt 

JLU Johnny Thunder Front JLU Johnny Thunder SideJLU Johnny Thunder Back

JLU Johnny Thunder Face 

SPEEDY

JLU Speedy Front JLU Speedy SideJLU Speedy Back

 JLU Speedy Face

GROUP SHOT

JLU Final 7-pack 

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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