Dec. 1st, 2009

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Out of the lovely things about JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED cartoon is the toyline, still running three years after the actual cartoon ceased existing. Okay, so the toys themselves are not especially high-quality, but the range of characters has entered the realm of pure fanservice--all sorts of obscure characters exist happily in this toyline, whether they got significant appearances (Vigilante), brief scenes (B'wana Beast), purely non-speaking cameos (Nemesis), or didn't even appear in the show at all (let's hear it for the Superfriends, apparently). Sometimes they even make toys for no apparent reason at all--was anyone actually demanding a Waverider figure? Yeah, I thought not.

I mention all this because the toyline has gotten to the point of delivering to me a long-cherished dream: an Amanda Waller action figure, in all her scowling glory. Generally speaking, overweight noncostumed black women possessing only the power of their own Magnificent Bastardry do not actually get action figures, no matter how awesome they may be, but such is the power of this toyline! So I have an Amanda, which is awesome. And she can stand on her own without difficulty, which for this toyline is also pretty awesome. She comes with General Eiling, another character who really shouldn't have a toy, and Batman, presumably so there's someone in this case wearing spandex. (Thematically speaking, the third should have been Max Lord, but I can appreciate that they maybe cherished hopes this set would sell to one or two people who are not '80s comics fans. And hey, Batman is a very convenient person for her to glare at!) Sadly I don't have any JLU Suicide Squad members, so I have drafted the DCUC Captain Boomerang into her service instead. (Which looks kind of hilarious, as he's dwarfed by her. Poor Owen.) Possibly more minions are required here; if I don't get Amanda a proper black ops squad she'll probably just start co-opting my existing action figures, and there will be mayhem all across my apartment, especially when the giant robots get involved. (Note: move Starscream further away from her. No, further than that. And Lockdown may have to go out in the hall.)

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