Monday, April 21, 2008

NYCC '08 Action Figure Preview Part 4: DC Universe Infinite Heroes from Mattel

The 3.75 inch action figure was big in the early-to-mid 1980s: GI Joe, Star Wars, DC's Super Powers, etc. By the early 1990s, the format was largely considered dead, ousted by the larger, more squat Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-styled figures and the 5-inch+ Marvel Toy Biz line.

But, largely due to the success (I think) of Mattel's Justice League Unlimited line, a new 3.75 series has emerged: DC Universe Infinite Heroes. Infinite Heroes is similar in size to DC Unlimited, but non-cartoony and more articulated. I find them to be cool, but somewhat of an oddity due to their format. I believe Marvel came out with a similar line last year.

No panties, but I've giving Mattel slack because this is probably just a prototype


  1. A, who is that blue guy in the middle? B, we are cutting them slack for HAVING HER NAKED BOTTOM PARTS SHOWING?????? Who gives the goahead to put a prototype NAKED BELOW THE WAIST (which by the way, the skirt does NOTHING to cover) out??????????

  2. Welllllll...

    this is the company that molds the underwear directly on their Barbies so perverts can't make them naked.

  3. action figure apologetisist!

  4. Wait, also, seriously, who is that blue guy with the triforce logo?

  5. Mordicai, that's Black Hand, a Green Lantern villain. Likely he'll have a lot of exposure in next year's "Blackest Night."

  6. Anonymous10:40 AM

    I thought the resurrgence of 3 3/4th figs was because of Star Wars and GI JOE returning to those formats.
    Plus, it seems like when petroleum prices go up, toys get smaller.

  7. Is it sad that I'm a grown man and really really want set of Flash with his rogues? I couldn't actually tell if Zoom was just the same model painted different colors, but I want him too.
    Seriously though, on Supergirl they could have painted her junk the color of her skirt to at least have plausible deniability that they gave her undergarments.

  8. Anonymous9:04 PM

    Um...Hope those are prototypes..cause they is ugly. Limited articulation as well