Mattel's Starro Spores- SDCC 2010 Exclusives
July 15, 2010

"uh…ya got a little sumpthin on yer face there…" 

As part of our Countdown to Comic Con we’ll be looking at some of the SDCC2010 exclusives from several companies.   A few weeks back we showed you Mattel’s SDCC exclusive DCUC Plastic Man, and today in the AFi Archives we’ll show you Mattel’s Starro Spores.

The Starro spores are a true Comic Con exclusive in that you will only be able to get them at SDCC10.  They are "free gift" for people that purchase Mattel’s JLA/Brave and the Bold Infinite Heroes boxed set at the show.  They come in sets of four in a separate polly-bag.  These will not be available as part of the post-Comic Con sale.

These are pretty simple in their construction in that they just "clip" on to a figures face.  They will work with most 5"-7" action figures (you can see a gallery of figures used here), I was even able to get one onto an Infinite Heroes figure, but it’s a bit big and just balances on the figures head instead of clipping on.  These aren’t a really tight fit, and it takes a little work to find the right placement so they we stay on some figures, but they also mostly likely will not damage the paint on any figure you use them on as a result.

The Four Horsemen, being the Four Horsemen didn’t skimp on the sculpt and they are detailed on both the top and bottom of Starro.

These are an awesome addition to the DCUC line and I really wish I could buy them in bags of 25 or more.

You can see the full archive entry with all of the pictures here.


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 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,,, Boing-Boing,, 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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