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Top Five – DC Universe Classics Justice Society of America Figures We Never Got


It has been quite a week for us DC Universe Classic/DC Club Infinite Earths fans. On Tuesday we found out that our Club did not make the minimum needed to go forward for 2014, so, as of this moment, the most comprehensive DC line ever is essentially dead in the water. Now, Mattel has stated that they are looking for ways to proceed in the future, but the one figure a month subscription is, as of now, no more. I REALLY hope they continue to release Classics figures on Matty because there is a LOT of work to do and I think that there is still a fan base willing to buy. As an optimist, I feel like we have not seen the end of DCUC/IE, but I get really anxious waiting around to hear what is next for the brand. I am willing to submit my wish list if Mattel needs names. At least get me that Ice figure, pronto.

While yesterday we reflected on our choices for the best Justice Society figures we got during the run on the Classics lines, today is all about, well, what we didn’t get. Oof… this list is so painful for me. The JSA is by far one of my favorite DC Leagues (along with the JLI), so not having gotten these characters makes me a sad collector; however, I still have hope for them to get out in some form or another. We NEED them!

So here is our Top Five list of JSA DCUC figures that we never got.

#5 Star Spangled Kid


Has Sylvester EVER had a figure? I think I will get a chance to ask that question a few more times in this list, but that just makes not getting characters like this even harder to take. Since they did not make the cut in DCUC, we are not left with any other options. The Star Spangled Kid has a rich history in the DCU and he is very unique in that he was the first (and only for his time) kid that actually had an adult sidekick. Yep, Stripesy (who went on to become S.T.R.I.P.E.) has served as the sidekick to Sylvester, but also his shared-legacy character of Star Girl (she is also Star Man legacy). His look is really unique, and he would have been a simple figure to do. Shame.

#4 Hourman II


Don’t get me wrong, I love Rex Tyler, but Rick has kind of always been “my” Hourman. I dig his characterization and his look, and he went on to marry my favorite JSA female too. Toy Guru recently quashed the rumor that he was originally supposed to be a series 14 variant of his father, but I still wonder if he doesn’t exist in some form out there. If so, let’s find a slot to get him released, maybe in a two-pack with his lady love. I love the modern JSA team, and he is an important part.

#3 Mr. Terrific I


For a guy nicknamed “Mr. Terrific.” Terry Sloane just cannot catch a break. He has one of the most ridiculously ugly (but awesome) costumes on the team, he was killed off-panel in the comic, and he has never had an action figure. I know that he was strongly rumored for a long time, but he just never materialized in plastic, and it is a shame because he was really considered the last piece of the core Golden Age team. I am not sure if he would be possible at this point, but the JSA needs a bit of “Fair Play.”

#2 Liberty Belle


If this were just a personal wish list, Jesse would be at the top. Not only is she one of my all-time favorite JSA members, but she is one of my favorite legacies too. I mean, she comes from a family of superheroes, and she got her speed from her pa Johnny Quick and her muscle from her original Liberty Belle mother, Libby Lawrence. Liberty Belle has such a cool look, and she moved into the top one or two slots in the most demanded DC figure for Classics overall. Again, the rumor was getting strong that she would have been a part of the 2014 sub, so I will say this to Mattel: she is demanded. She looks awesome and she would not be that expensive to do. Get her out. Please.

#1 Johnny Thunder & Thunderbolt


Yeah, this is cheating, but so what? You don’t have Jonny without his Thunderbolt and vice-a-versa. Frankly, I am not entirely sure that Johnny would sell by himself anyway, so a two-pack is certainly the way to go. To me, this duo just screams “SDCC exclusive,” so I just figured out that bit for Mattel for 2014. I would love to see them turn up next year and take their place right in with the rest of the classic JSA. At the very least, you know T-Bolt would make for an AWESOME figure.

This is our list. Do you agree? Sound off in the comments, and vote for your favorite figure from the list in the poll below. I really do think that if Mattel can get these guys out, the JSA would be looking pretty complete. Though, I would gladly take modern Dr. Mid-Nite, Damage, and Cyclone, too!

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8 thoughts on “Top Five – DC Universe Classics Justice Society of America Figures We Never Got

  1. The “Terry Sloane” Mr. Terrific should be #1 on every JSA fan list. Followed by Johnny Thunder and the “Say You” Thunderbolt. And let’s not forget Ma Hunkel, the original Red Tornado.

  2. Same here. Every fan deserves his faves, but Sand, Kendra and Cross are all much cooler than most of that list in my opinion. I don’t get why that original Mr. Terrific is so amazing that he should be made instead. Just how I feel.

  3. Sand has always been my number one want when it comes to the JSA. I’d gladly take the android Hourman, modern Dr. Mid-nite, or Kendra Hawkgirl before most of the characters on this list.

  4. I second Jakeem Thunder¡! Since Thunderbolt would likely be a simple piece of translucent plastic. Stripesy,Star spangled kid and Liberty Bell.

  5. For me, this list begins and ends with the original Huntress, Helena Wayne. I knew she was always a longshot, even before they announced the modern one, but she’s one of my favorite characters ever, and the meh DC Direct one just doesn’t do it for me. Right behind her is Robin. If I could have any last two DCUC figures, it would be those two (and if only the B&B line had gotten to them, since Huntress and Robin wore those costumes on the show).

  6. [i][b]”…and it is a shame because he [Golden Age Mr. Terrific] was really considered the last piece of the core Golden Age team.”[/b][/i]

    For shame, Mr. VeeBee, sir.

    Johnny Thunder & Thunderbolt were original members from the very first JSA story in All-Star #3, even before Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. Mr. Terrific didn’t join the JSA until 1945 in issue #24, and only for a few appearances. He’s been ret-conned is as more important than he actually was. But Johnny is the last of the original line-up yet to be made.

    Sorry to go all Mess on you, but it needed to be said. 😉

  7. Since we’re slotting JT and Thunderbolt as the SDCC’14 exclusive I saw go ahead and add Jakeem in the mix too for a three-pack 🙂

  8. You already know my feelings on Johnny T and his Bolt. But whatever order you put them in, its pretty hard to argue against these 5 being the most needed.

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