Thursday, August 19, 2010

#75: DC Universe Classics SDCC '10 Exclusive Plastic Man

Unfortunately, I did not attend SDCC this year, although I hope to some day. Fortunately, I happened to have the day off when Mattel was selling their exclusives online. With three browsers open and constantly refreshing, I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to order Plastic Man, the only Mattel exclusive I was interested in picking up.

I have to hand it to Mattel, after last year's SDCC exclusive FUBAR, they really cleaned up their act. The convention version of Plastic Man came with an extra accessory, a suitcase version of him, that while cool is still not an essential part of the toy. So no big deal on missing out on that.

As you can see, Plastic Man is loaded with accessories. He's got an extended neck, a spring to replace his legs, alternate stretch arms, a flyswatter hand, and a paddle ball hand. With all the alternate body parts, there is quite a variety of display options.

The packaging is pretty cool, too. The outer box has the DC Universe 75 years artwork thing going on, with a picture of Plas himself as the centerpiece. Inside that is the more typical DCUC packaging, with a Plas-style twist: it looks like Plas himself, in the shape of toy packaging. Neat! Also, the glasses from the package are removable and are just the right size to wear yourself. Similar to the Marvel Universe line, there is a small file folder that includes some background information and pictures.

I think I can safely say that this is the most fun DCUC figure, you just can't beat all those interchangeable parts. It's a very cool intersection of a gimmicky play feature and adult collectible quality. Unfortunately, the only way to get one of these now is through the secondary market.

1 comment:

  1. Very cool! Miss his classic cartton series too!


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