Not too long ago, I found myself wandering the Toys “R” Us action figure aisle. I was looking for something to bring to a Holiday Yankee Gift Swap and I stumbled upon a large spread of Justice League Unlimited figures. I was, in a word, psyched!
A few years ago, I decided that the only toys I would buy were the Justice League Unlimited action figures. The line was based on the Paul Dini/Bruce Timm DC Animated Universe comprised of Batman, Superman, Batman Beyond and Justice League Unlimited. Timm and a crack team of artists (including Darwyn Cooke) designed all the characters in each series with a dynamic simplicity, catching the essence of each and every character they approached with clean lines and a distinct vision.
When Mattel, the DC Super Heroes action figure manufacturer, decided to expand the Justice League Unlimited line to cover all of the Dini/Timm series and characters as well as some other DCU favorites (Doom Patrol, anyone?), I realized that this was the only line I would ever want to collect. It has EVERYBODY in the DC Universe. (more…)