Justice League Unlimited is a line of DC Comics action figures based on the popular animated series of the same name. Though the show ran for only five seasons, the toy line it spawned ten years worth of figure releases beginning in 2003 through 2012; over one hundred popular and not-so-popular DC Comics characters have been created, many of which had never been available in action figure form. Part of the reason for its longevity was that the animated style the figures were sculpted in, popularized by Batman The Animated Series and Superman The Animated Series, made it possible to create a new characters by reusing existing molds and applying different paint decoration. Mattel offered JLU figures packaged as singles, three-packs, and larger box sets in a number of different styles of packaging. As the line wound down, it became a Target exclusive, but the final releases are only available through Mattel’s collector store Matty Collector.
This three-pack from 2011 was one of the last sets available at retail. It’s based on a Season 3 episode of the Justice League Unlimited cartoon in which Supergirl and other Justice League members travel deep in the Earth’s core to help Warlord save Skartaris from his enemy Deimos. This pack demonstrates why the line was so popular with collectors; Mattel offered a wide variety of different DC characters done in this attractive animated style. What other line would offer characters as different Supergirl and Warlord together in the same package?