Something’s been bothering me about the SDCC exclusive Plastic Man post from TheFwoosh.com that I linked to the other day. It was that quote about “THIS is how you do a convention figure.”
I can think of 2 convention exclusives that Mattel itself has done better, the Orko with included Prince Adam with 2 headsculpts to be released in 2010 and the DC Universe Classics Wonder Twins from 2009. Both of the afore mentioned exclusives have 2 figures included and the Wonder Twins exclusive available at the con came with Gleek. Plus, while the Plastic Man packaging was cool, the Wonder Twins packaging was better, in that when you put the 2 sides together, it played sound and activated lights.
I’m ignoring the fact that none of these are really exclusives since they are available outside of the convention. The real exclusives are the ones available at the conventions themselves. SDCC Plastic Man has little comic book replicas included. SDCC Orko changes color which is significantly better. The SDCC Wonder Twins had freaking Gleek, a whole other figure.
I agree that Mattel does really good exclusives, and that the way they are doing Plastic Man is really cool. But to hold that up as the best example, does not make sense. It would be better to say that this is the way to do Plastic Man, as all that they did for this figure was specific to that character.
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