McDonald's Young Justice Toy Lineup Is A Few Fries Short Of A Happy Meal
While I was watching the Cartoon Network last weekend, I couldn't help but notice a commercial for the new McDonald's "Young Justice" Happy Meal toys.
I also noticed some aspects of the figure selection that are....problematic.
Let's review the eight featured figures, shall we?
Figures 1-4. Robin, Kid Flash, Aquaman and Superboy. - No problems with these figures by themselves, as all four are members. But you know who else is a member?
Think for a moment on the common trait that these two characters have. Now look back at all eight figures and observe what trait they all don't have.
See the problem?
Admittedly, I'm not a huge fan of the Artemis character. I think it's in part because of that idiotic bare midriff costume that she wears despite having absolutely no invulnerability whatsoever. Or maybe the fact that the show created her as a new character from scratch, when there are several existing heroines (Mia Dearden, Cissie Jones-King, Cassandra Cain, a de-aged Donna Troy, Cassie Sandsmark, Anita Fite, even a de-aged Helena Bertinelli) who would have been a better fit for her slot. Even so, she is still a team member and should have been included.
But leaving out Miss Martian? She's been a member since the end of the show's premiere. Look at her powers: Super-strength, flight, mental telepathy, invisibility, telekinesis, shape-shifting. Any of those abilities by itself would be impressive, but she's got them all. And since Superboy's flight, vision and tactile telekinesis powers haven't manifested on the show yet, Megan is technically the most powerful member of the group. Plus, she's got her own shape-shifting spacecraft which serves as the team's primary transportational mode. So the fact that she deserved her own figure goes without saying.
Figures 5-6. Superman and Batman. No problem with these two having figures, other than that Miss M. and Artemis don't. Batman is the group's taskmaster and Superman is part of a running subplot with Superboy.
Really? Captain Cold??? Look, I like Len Snart as much as the next guy, but he was in only one episode (the premiere) for a grand total of 27 seconds. Miss M. had more time than him even in that episode, and there she was revealed in the show's last minute. Oh, and did I mention that she's the most powerful member of the group????
Wait a minute. Hold the phone!
Fucking BLACK MANTA gets his own figure before Megan, the most powerful member of the group, does??????
Jesus, I'm not a girl and even I'm insulted!
|(Courtesy of Seanbaby.)|
My thoughts exactly, Sinestro!