JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED (MATTEL)
Hey, it’s time for another installment of me reviewing a figure of The Question on The Figure in Question! I really was expecting that joke to come back around quicker than it ultimately did. I mean, it’s been, like eight years, with no additional reviews. That’s on me, you guys. There are many great things about Justice League Unlimited, but the undeniable best thing about it is Jeffery Combs as The Question. He’s just so, so great. Every moment with him’s just fantastic, and it’s really just the definitive take on the character. Unfortunately, due to a weird contractual thing, Mattel was unable to add the character to the tie-in toyline until very near the end of its run. But, they did at least get him in before they were done. That’s gotta count for something. So, let’s take a look at that figure!
THE FIGURE ITSELF
The Question was released in the first assortment of Justice League Unlimited three-packs post Mattel launching their larger DC Universe branding. It followed them getting the full DC license, which allowed them to finally produce the figure. Question was packed with re-packs of Flash and Wonder Woman…which was borderline predatory on Mattel’s part, really. Question doesn’t ever really interact with the two of them in the show, and Mattel knew very well that people were buying this set just for him. Couldn’t hey have at least thrown people a bone and packed him with, I don’t know, maybe Huntress? Heck, you could even go for a “Question Authority” theme and throw a Superman in there. See? Heavy hitter. Actually, it looks like they paired those two off with Galatea at the same time. Well, there it is. Whatever the case, it is what it is. The figure stands about 4 1/2 inches tall and he has 5 points of articulation. He used a base body derived from Mattel’s take on the animated Two-Face, which they’d made a little more basic. It would be re-used for a few others down the line, but it kicked off here. He got a unique head sculpt, as well as an extra piece for his overcoat. The overcoat is a little bit clunky, but the head sculpt is pretty decent. There’s no face, of course, but there shouldn’t be, so it tracks. The color work is basic, but what it needs to be. The application is pretty clean overall, and the colors match up well with his look from the show.
THE ME HALF OF THE EQUATION
The Question was my favorite part of the show, and I desperately wanted him as a figure for the show’s whole run. I even tried my hand at making one of my own, but it’s honestly for the best that I don’t have it to compare. It was pretty bad. This figure was one I was really excited for. Not super thrilled about having to buy the two extra figures, but by this point in the line, I was desensitized to the whole thing. He’s actually a pretty nice little figure. Basic, but that’s the whole line. He definitely felt worth the wait.