New in the AFi Archive – JLU S.T.R.I.P.E.
May 10, 2011

Bittersweet.   That’s the best word I can think of to describe getting S.T.R.I.P.E., who is, as of right now, scheduled to be the last of the over-sized figures in Mattel’s Justice League Unlimited line.  Many fans, myself included, never expected to see this figure since he would require 100% new tooling to be done correct. I’ve seen quite a few fan custom S.T.R.I.P.E figures made out of animated Omega Spawn figures or TMNT Serling animated figures.  Some of those were cool, but they were never quite the right scale or exactly on model.

The figures is the correct scale and looks great.   A real feather in the cap of the collection and made all the cooler by the fact that Mattel included a swappable head for him.  S.T.R.I.P.E uses the same swappable neck peg as we saw with the 2009 SDCC exclusive JLU Green Lantern set so you can actually do some fun combos there as well.

He’s big, one one of the bigger over-sized figures of late, even taller than the recently released manhunter robots.  He is made of a nice pearlescent plastic so he looks shiny and metallic.   S.T.R.I.P.E. has the standard JLU 5 points of articulation: neck, shoulders and hips.

In our last Mattel Q&A Mattel confirmed that Target has dropped the JLU line and the 3-packs that are out right now will be the last ones they carry.  As of right now the last items in the JLU line will be S.T.R.I.P.E. in July, the 2 two remaining JLU 3-packs in September, and the "finishing the League" 7-pack in the fall.  Depending on how those items sell will determine if we see the last few figures that were planned as on-line exclusives.   It really is in the hands of the fans at this point.

S.T.R.I.P.E. will be on sale July 15th exclusively on MattyCollector.com.

You can see all of the pictures of S.T.R.I.P.E. here in the AFi archive.

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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