New In the AFi Archives- DCUC SDCC10 Exclusive Plastic Man!
May 29, 2010

New today in the AFi archives we have the long rumored and highly anticipated DC Universe Classics SDCC 2010 Exclusive PLASTIC MAN!    I think most of us were impressed when we first saw this figure revealed on "Attack of the Show" but it’s not until you get this figure in your hand that you see how impressive it REALLY is. Mattel exceeded every expectation on the execution of this figure from the accessories/attachments to the packaging.

I took roughly 50 pictures of the figure for this feature and there are still hundreds of other combinations you can put the figure in that I wasn’t able to shoot and post in time.  There also some cool touches that you wouldn’t know about until you open the figure… but it’s hard to open him because the package is SO cool.   I know that some collectors grouse about the amount of effort that Mattel puts into their con exclusive packaging, but have to admit this one is really inspired with it designed to look like Plastic Man himself  has BECOME the packaging.

When you open up the package you won’t believe how many parts there are included.  And true to form, the Four Horsemen and Mattel  have included cool extra touches like:

  • - A working paddle ball
  • - Rubberized "squishy" cover to the bendable neck extension piece
  • - The spring lower torso is a real, working spring.
  • - Case file on Plastic Man mentioning his possible escape from the facility designed as a toy package
  • - WEARABLE Plastic Man goggles.  These aren’t just cardboard glasses, these are wearable, adjustable and wrap all the way around your head.

Also featured in the archive entry is the SDCC 2010 exclusive piece- the suitcase.  The suitcase comes poly-bagged separately and will only be available at the con for those that purchase Plastic Man at the Mattel booth.  Plastic Man’s arms and neck attach easily and suitcase can open to reveal the "loot" that Plas picked up from the convention.   There is also a small SDCC logo on the back of the suitcase.

 If you were on the fence about this figure or you think you own another version of Plastic Man that you are content with, you will not be disappointed to pick up the Mattel version either at the con or on MattyCollector.com   Words and pictures can not do justice to how fun of a figure this turned out to be!

You can see all of the pictures of the SDCC 2010 Plastic Man in the AFi Archive

This sample was provided for review purposes by Mattel 


 

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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