So, my wife and I found ourselves in a hotel room for a few days last week, and you know what that means. That’s right — cartoons!
I’ll admit, this isn’t much different than when we’re at home; we obviously know a thing or two about luxury. In any case, one of the shows I caught was an older episode of Teen Titans Go! and imagine my surprise when I caught a glimpse of Plastic Man! Granted, it wasn’t really Plas, just a quick glimpse of an image on a T-shirt, but it’s still nice to see him represented, even in a cameo. Take a look:
See it? It’s tough to spot, but click for the bigger image and there he is, grinning on the blue T-shirt hanging in the upper right. Some other notable cameos popping up in Beast Boy’s room include Animal Man and even Nite Owl II from Watchmen (look for the posters), with a few more to spot in this clip from the Teen Titans Go! episode “Ghostboy”. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for Plastic Man at around 0:26!
While Plastic Man is continuing to be ignored in the current incarnation of the DC Universe, he’s luckily still getting love from DC Nation – which I didn’t even realize was still going on!
Now being wedged in somewhere with episodes of Teen Titans Go!, DC Nation has kept producing animated shorts that feel more like DC comics than DC Comics, with the latest featuring our favorite pliable policeman.
Or DOES it?
Follow along with the bad guys and see what a master of disguise (and a little criminal paranoia) can do in “Untouchable!”
I can’t believe I’m just finding out about this, but Plastic Man has his own video games!
Granted, neither “Danger in the Secret Passage” or “Plastic Attack” are going to knock Grand Theft Auto off the shelves, but the two games offered by DC Nation are fun, easy to pick up and challenging enough to keep you playing. And unlike GTA, they’re free! All they’ll cost you is your afternoon.
The premise for both games is simple; get from here to there. In “Danger in the Secret Passage” Plas has to shapeshift his way through a scrolling obstacle course, sliding under, squeezing through and springing (literally) over steel barriers and past … well, I don’t know, I haven’t gotten that far yet.
“Plastic Attack” is even simpler — roll a beachball-shaped Plastic Man along a girder without falling off. Sounds easy, right? This game is driving me out of my mind.
There are other games featuring Aquaman, Green Arrow and, of course, Batman (in fairness, the games are based on the Brave and the Bold cartoons). So get to it, Plasti-fans — Plastic Man needs your help getting off that girder! And not by making him fall through the gaps like someone I could mention but would rather not!