DC POCKET SUPER-HEROES®

In 2003 DC Direct came out with a new line of action figures, called Pocket Super-Heroes. Extremely crude, but with the potential to have hundreds of different characters. So far I have collected them all, even the somewhat boring Green Lantern set.

Click on this link to see the customizations I have made using these basic figures.

Click on this link to see the customizations made by a really great customizer, Dale.

Click on this link for help in distinguishing the multiple figures issued by DC Direct.

Here is the Justice League of America, seated around their round table. There are 8 chairs in the set; can anyone see the problem?

Yep! Eight chairs, sixteen members. Not pretty. Now, Batman is scheduled to get a chair when the Batman set comes out, and there will be a chair for Superman when that set appears. But there are no plans for a Firestorm set or a Hawkman/Hawkgirl set.

And there have been no fewer than four Green Lanterns associated with the Justice League: Hal Jordan (seated), John Stewart (far left), Kyle Rayner (far right), and Guy Gardner (between Hawkgirl and Batman). Gardner never used the 'Green Lantern' name, but he has a power ring from the Guardians of Oa. I'm sure they will work it out logically and fairly, as seen below.

Just for the record, here are the eight 'core' members from the Silver Age Justice League, with their chairs.

From left to right, Aquaman, the Atom, Barry Allen Flash, Green Arrow, Hal Jordan Green Lantern, Hawkman, J'onn J'onnz the Martian Manhunter (or Manhunter from Mars), Silver Age Wonder Woman. The camera's flash obscured Green Arrow's symbol, which is a bow with three arrrows.

Now here is the Golden Age Justice Society of America. As they wait for late-comer Green Lantern to take his seat, the Society members exchange banter...

Their table is from the Playmobil® Victorian Wedding Reception, with extra chairs. The so-called "Golden Age" Woman is seated here, too, because I just can't bring myself to consider a Wonder Woman with a 'W' as either age. Let's move on.

At the headquarters of the Teen Titans, Wonder Girl and Speedy do one of those crazy kid dances while they wait for their leader, Robin the boy wonder!

Again, Playmobil® furniture, except for the stereo, which I picked up at the Dollar Store.

And here's Robin now, and look who he brought with him! Aqualad's girlfriend Tula (a.k.a. Aquagirl). NOW we can really party!

Here's a scene at the Daily Planet. Clark Kent is talking on the phone while Lois Lane interviews a crackpot mad scientist about his new invention.

Punch line courtesty of Charles Addams. Playmobil® provided the office equipment.

Leader Saturn Girl addresses a full (so far) meeting of the Legion of Super-Heroes.

From left to right: back row: Ultra Boy, Phantom Girl, Supergirl, Brainiac 5, Matter-Eater Lad. Front row: Mon-El, Shadw Lass, Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad. Standing: Saturn Girl. B5, M-E Lad and Shady are customs. The bleachers are from a Playmobil® circus set, and have been extended as new members arrived.

This picture was taken in 2003, before Phantom Girl, Ultra Boy or Supergirl had been issued. It shows my first customization, Matter-Eater Lad.

In the scene below, Clark Kent (Superman) and Lt. Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) are greeted by butler Alfred while Bruce Wayne (Batman) awaits them on the balcony.

The Wayne Manor is from some Batman set of years ago. It also folds out to a factory background and a Batcave background. Handy, huh? Trees and car by Playmobil®.

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