I don’t think I could get away with saying Plastic Man is a consistently popular choice for merchandising, but I do think he’s managed to wiggle his way into a lot of toy and figure lines. And in one particular case, I like to think it’s a hint at a growing profile for Plas.
Of course, that all depends on whether this keychain from Kidrobot is new or just new to me, but either way I love it and demand one immediately.
This seems like kind of a big deal because while there are 10 of these vinyl keychains, most of them represent perennial favorites like Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. (Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern, Supergirl and the usual Bat-foes also put in an appearance.) That’s pretty good company, and an interesting choice for the producers to make. It makes me wonder if Plastic Man really is just that popular, or is this coming ahead of some sort of marketing, tie-in push?
And then there’s this:
DISCLAIMER: I have absolutely no idea if this is real or not. I don’t know if this is something that was mass produced at some point, I don’t know if this is a custom job by some anonymous crafty person out there, and I don’t know if this is just some cruel Photoshopped hoax. What I do know is that I need this in my life. It seems so obvious, right? C’mon, DC, let’s make this happen.
Thanks to Scott Slemmons (writer of Hero Sandwich) for sending along a photo of his own Plastic Man keychain, which I’m very jealous of;