You never know where Plastic Man will pop up next

I’ve been falling behind on my posting (again), but that doesn’t mean I don’t have some Plastic wares to share! Let’s take a look:

First up is this completely amazing Plastic Man statue pointed out to me by NBI agent Charles Ward. (What’s that? There’s a difference between Plasti-fans and Agents of the NBI? Oh, yes, there is.) I honestly don’t know what the original poster was talking about when he called it “bizarre and nightmare-inducing” – this is a thing of beauty.

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According to the author, the statue of Plas pulling off at least six simultaneous shape-changes is about three-and-a-half feet tall and was last seen taking up residence at an unnamed Milwaukee antiques store. According to our old buddy/nemesis Math, this picture was taken sometime in 2012, so it’s anybody’s guess whether it’s still there. But for my money, the $350 asking price is a bargain (and I’d bet you could talk it down to $300, at least).

Going by what little information there is, I’m guessing the artist is Randall Fisher, though a quick Google search turned up nada. Does anyone know the artist, or recognize the store itself? I now have a burning desire to track down this art for the ages.

Meanwhile … a short video produced by DC Entertainment recently went up over at Comic Book Resources that flashes through every member of the Justice League, from the team’s debut in 1960 to the present. And guess who finally shows up in 1998?

Honestly, I was surprised it had taken that long for Plastic Man to join the League – I’m guessing that chump Dibney was blocking his addition to the team from happening sooner, because it really seems like such a no-brainer. Thanks for nothin’, Elongated Man.

Here’s the video, with Plastic Man showing up at the 2:09 mark; feel free to argue about which characters were left out of this “complete” listing.

Charles Ward can be found on Facebook at his Plastic Man Fan Group page, and you can check out more from CBR at the website.

LEGO loves Plastic Man

While we’re still waiting for our favorite pliable policeman to return to the DC Universe (I’ve got my fingers crossed for a return during the “Convergence” event), it seems as if Plastic Man is becoming a welcome fixture of the LEGO world.

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Planned for release on Feb. 10, 2015 (just a day before my birthday *ahem*), LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League Vs. Bizarro League will be Plastic Man’s next appearance in the LEGO Universe following this month’s release of the LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham game. I’m not sure why other folks — like LEGO and DC Nation — seem to do more with Plas than DC Comics, but I’m not complaining; maybe DC can get some pointers on how to handle the character when they eventually bring him back. (You, uh, will be bringing him back, right, DC?) Plus, the movie looks like a lot of fun!

Plastic Man only has a brief, brief cameo in this trailer for Justice League Vs. Bizarro League, so I’m hoping that he’ll have a larger role to play in the rest of the story. After all, on top of featuring a gaggle of Bizarros this will also be Darkseid’s first LEGO appearance — and who else are you going to throw at the iron-fisted ruler of  Apokolips? Watch the trailer closely, and you’ll see Plas in action as he takes his seat at the famed Justice League meeting table:

Like I said — brief. But it’s still nice to see Plastic Man taking his rightful place in the League, and hopefully we’ll be seeing even more of him in the near future. I wonder what a Bizarro Plastic Man would be like? An accountant?

A no-nonsense librarian?

That chump, Dibney?!

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Acquired!

I got this for a super-great price, but it would’ve been worth it for the super-jaunty Plastic Man on the inside cover alone. I can’t wait to start digging into this from start to finish, though it might be hard not to skip straight to “Plastic Mummy Meets Disco Mummy.” (Not to mention the animated appearance of Dr. Dome!)

There is one problem, though: While the set is called “The Complete Collection,” it looks as if it doesn’t include the later Baby Plas episodes. The completist in me is a little annoyed that these are missing, but the more sane part of me is kind of relieved.

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, and who better to spend it with than Eel O’Brian?

Plastic Man puts in a great appearance in this video from Nerdist, along with Wonder Woman, Batman, Aquaman, Power Girl, Supergirl, a put-upon Martian Manhunter and the best drunken Superman since Superman III. Seriously, I could sit and listen to that Kryptonian all day. And keep an eye out for a lurking Green Arrow!

I don’t know who the actor playing Plastic Man is, but I really love the way he seems to get the mischievous charm of Plas while simultaneously channeling a little bit of Mark Taylor’s live-action cartoon-hour host. In other words, it’s kinda perfect. (And the goggles. My god, the goggles!)

It’s plastic and it’s fantastic — check it out!