New Target Mattel JLU 6-packs Wave II First Look- UPDATED
October 15, 2008

Gaaaaaaah!   There was NO new JLU for so long and now there is SOOOO much new JLU goodness I can hardly stand it!   To think that this line was so close to canceled last summer, and now to already have 17 1/2 new figures so far is amazing!

I just got a the two new 6-packs from Mattel so I could give you a sneak peek at what should be in your local Target stores very soon.  These sets are really cool for JLU fans, since each one has FIVE new figures!   FIVE!   It’s like getting two new waves of figures all at once.  I was giddy when I opened the box and found these.

I’m going to post the boxed images right now and then I’ll post pictures of the individual new figures soon.

 

But for now, enjoy some good old JLU newness!

 

 

 

 

 

B’WANA BEAST?  Come on!  Really?  B’WANA BEAST?!?  I can’t tell you how many times I almost bought a custom JLU B’Wana Beast of Ebay because I knew in my heart of hearts that no matter how long the JLU line ran I would NEVER see this guy in plastic… and now here he is.   Amazing! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s a little hard to see in the pictures but Shadow Thief is cast in smokey translucent plastic. 

 

 

Atomic Skull uses the Lex Luthor body with the boots.  He has an additional chest piece to bulk him up and better match his costume.  It looks great (and accurate) but limits the range of his arm articulation a bit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KGB Beast’s gun is glued on to a regular arm.  

 

 

 

 

 

Repaint/Reissue Boxed Set

 

 

Look at the collection of characters we have so far…  it’s unreal.   And there’s still more to come!!!

 

THERE ARE SOME CUSTOM FIGURES IN THE ABOVE PICTURES- No one panic.

 

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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6 Comments »

  • [...] Julius Marx of AFI has shots of the 2 new, Target exclusive, Justice League Unlimited action figure 6 packs, up on his blog here. [...]

  • Christopher Sizemore says:

    When in the world are the new 6 packs going to be available at Target? I have been checking for months now and still nothing. I see tons of them on ebay, but I really don’t want to spend $50 on something I know is $20 retail. If you could help me out with a date that I could possibly be seeing these I would really appreciate it.

  • MrSpockSD says:

    Hi, folks. My name is Frank (or MrSpock, because of my ears and my dream). I have started programming in 1985 and I work as a software developer now. I am basically both an old-school programmer (started with Pascal) and a new one (a child of the Internet era HTML, PHP) at the same time. I have basically lost a decade in the programming world. Losing the nineties is not as bad as it seems; I skipped the Windows era ;-)

    My dream in life is to develop affordable space travel and space tourism. As a result I also love collecting space related photos made by both pro’s and amateurs. One of own personal problems is that I tend to become an expert of a subject very quickly, so I have to keep changing subject often in order to stay sufficiently ignorant :-) This is why I am interested in many topics and many languages. Fortunately space travel has so far proven to be so complex that it will keep my attention for a long time :-)

    I’m usually more of just a lurker on the net but I’ll chime in when I feel I need to, looking forward to meeting everyone and being a part of the community! Well I won’t bore you guys and girls any longer, see you all around!

  • kyle says:

    how do you want for the legends of the league.

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