One Closer To Super Powers
July 7, 2007

Justice League Unlimited

Hawkman 3-pack

We’re now one more character closer to the Super Powers line

At long last we have Hawkman in the JLU line. Hawkman is an interesting one as he’s been on the list as a possible figure and then was off the "can make" list for awhile. But Mattel kept asking and now we are one figure closer to having all of the Super Powers characters in the animated style from Mattel. With the release of the Joker and Hawkman in this wave (and using John Stewart for Green Lantern and forgetting the Hal debate) we are only missing the Penguin from the original 12 figures in the first wave of Super Powers figures. If you’re not a stickler for scale Hasbro made 2 versions of the animated Penguin in their B:TAS lines.

 

 

According to Mattel this wave should be hitting stores around July 26th, just about the time of Comic Con.

Hawkman uses the same body as winged Amazo with a new head and a new paint job, so with his wings and his helmet he appears quite large.

The rest of the 3-pack consists of the Justice Lords Flash. However on the new package he is labled as "Alt. The Flash." Rounding out the 3-pack is Rocket Red.

And since this is a 3-pack that means that there are no weapons or accessories. Rocket Red does not have his rocket or shoulder mounted launcher from the single pack, and Hawkman has no weapons. However if you happen to have a spare Hawkgirl mace around he’d look something like this..

But I’m sure what everyone is wondering is how does he look next to his "beloved" Hawkgirl.

I experimented a bit with the armored wings from a previous release of Hawkgirl to see if they would fit on Hawkman so that if Hawkman was ever released as a single figure we could cobble together some Thanagarian warriors. The wings are not an exact fit, you can draw your own conclusions.

 

And finally let’s take a look at him with all the rest of the JLU figures.

A big "Thank you" to Mattel for being able to take a pre-Comic Con closer look at this upcoming 3-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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