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October 31, 2009

Gotta Have It: Figure Edition – Justice League of America Action Figures

The Justice League is the team to be on in the DC Universe. Most of the popular super heroes have served on it at one time or another, including the likes of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, various Green Lanterns, and countless others. So what do you do with that kind of power? Get your own figure line, of course!

Company: DC Direct
Articulation: Around 7 points of articulation (some figures have more)
Packaging: 4-color blister card packaging
Released: Series 1 (Superman, Black Lightning, Black Canary, Vixen, Red Arrow) – August 2007; Series 2 (Hawkgirl, Dr. Impossible, Batman, Amazo) – March 2008; Series 3 (Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Geo-Force) – January 2009.
Where to buy: Comic stores might still have them or can order them for you; otherwise, check on-line.

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The figures stand around 6.5” inches tall and come with a black base featuring the Justice League of America logo in gold. A hole in the right foot fits into a peg on the base.

Black Canary has on her black leotard with a gold zipper running down the center, black leather jacket, black gloves and black high-heeled boots (both with decorative gold squares), and her sexy fishnet stockings – made of real fabric! Her blond hair is down and wavy, which does restrict her head movement.

Vixen is sporting her modern look, with a yellow jumpsuit and totem necklace. Her belt features fanged teeth detail, and her gold zipper-grip and bracelets are loose and jangle around. Vixen’s animal affinity is slightly portrayed through her hands, which are outstretched into claws.

Hawkgirl comes with an accessory – her trusty mace! She’s clad in a green and yellow top, green pants, shiny red boots with gold striping, arm guards, upper arm bands, and signature hawk mask. Her wings are detailed, down to the feathers! Unfortunately, the wings throw the balance off, and the figure takes a little bit of patience to get her to stand alone.

Wonder Woman is wearing her bathing-suit-style outfit, with blue bottom half decorated with white stars, and red strapless top, half with her large yellow logo adorning the top edge. The outfit is completed with red high-heeled boots with white striping, silver arm guards, tiara, and her golden lasso! The lasso is actually a gold string hanging off her hip, but that’s still cool.

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High Points: Designed by Ed Benes, these figures are beautiful. Costumes are straight out of the ongoing Justice League of America comic book series. The paint jobs are great; even Vixen’s finger nails are painted! The sculpts are pretty good, with textured hair, feathers, and realistic wrinkling of clothing.

Low Points: There’s not a whole lot of pose-ability. Yes, there are multiple points of articulation, but really, these figures are made for display, not for setting up epic battle scenes in your living room. Wonder Woman’s sculpt seems a little off from the rest of the line, and looks a little odd next to the others.

Overall: 4 out of 5 – good figures and a really nice line. I would like to have more posing options, considering there are multiple points of articulation, but eh, can’t get everything I want – otherwise I’d have my own comic store and a hot guy to dress up as my favorite super heroes. : )

Put your hands in the air like you don't care.

Put your hands in the air like you don't care.

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Upcoming Releases: BLACKEST NIGHT: SERIES 3
BLACKEST NIGHT continues to astonish as DC Direct introduces the third series of action figures based on this storyline!

Don’t get caught without these new action figures, including Aquaman, the third member of the Black Lanterns; Arisia, the Green Lantern charged with protecting Earth; Larfleeze, the only living member of the avaricious Orange Lantern Corps, who comes with the slain – and slavish – Glomulus; and Star Sapphire of the Zamorans, whose members battle using the violet power of love.

4-color clamshell blister card packaging.

On Sale March 3, 2010 – DC Direct

Kelly McNamara
contact@comicattack.net

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6 Comments


  1. Kristin

    Wonder Woman’s muscular definition is a little…creepy. Also, ALL of their faces are so…blech. They look really nice, otherwise.
    How much are they?


  2. Eli

    I’ll take Wonder Woman and Black Canary, thank you.


  3. Kelly

    Prices depend on the series, character, and where you get it. Average seems to be about $15, but one store was selling Black Canary for $30. Crazy!


  4. InfiniteSpeech

    Vixen doesn’t ooze out of her top that much in the comics lol!


  5. billy

    Vixen looks like she’s ready for a pole dance. lol



  6. I’m a huge fan of Ed Benes. I want the Black Canary figure!!



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