THE Justice League of Batmerica
January 14, 2008

As I was running errands over the weekend I stopped be a recently stocked Toys R Us and lucked into the other new heroes in The Batman line- The Superman, The Flash and The Martian Manhunter.

 We had carded pictures of these figures up on the front page last week, but I hadn’t seen any loose pictures of the gang all together.   So here is our The Batman Justice League so far:


They’re a handsome looking group, aren’t they?   Now we just need Green Arrow!

If you add in Batgirl and Robin it looks like this:


Batgirl looks great with them… Robin looks like he’s from another line.  Memo to Mattel: Make a smaller Robin.  This one is OK for that new 7" Line, but NOT for the 5" line.


Right now the Green Lantern and Hawkman are mainly being found at Walmart and Superman, Flash and Martian Manhunter are being found at Toys R Us.

I think the addition of these heroes in a consistent style will bring more collectors to this line.  I’m curious to see what new characters will be shown next month at Toy Fair. 


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,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, 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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