Friday, April 15, 2011

Aquaman & The Riddler

Man, I've really wanted an Aquaman DCUC figure for... I dunno... years. (2 still allows me to use the plural.)

So what is one to do if they want a hard to find action figure but don't want to pay high toy show prices?

Answer: Hope you have good luck on eBay. Which I did.



So just a bit later I've got me an Aquaman for what I consider a reasonable price. It doesn't come with a trident, but my version of Aquaman doesn't use a trident. Of course in my mind the definitive version of Aquaman is the ridiculously ineffective version that is made fun of on Superfriends parodies. Which is why I bypassed the gold shirt, long hair, and Ocean Warrior versions. Well everyone bypassed the Ocean Warrior version. That thing sucked. But hey! A toy of the most mocked superhero? You can check that off my list.



Also from ebay, the same company actually, but different auctions. (And coming in surprisingly fast for a shipment from China) it's the Riddler! My favorite supervillian of all time. I had the Wal-mart wave figure, but based on the theory that I might never see the one in the latest DCUC wave I ordered him online. He doesn't come with his cane but I have the one from the old figure.

Of course a week later I found the entire wave in a Target. But I still paid less for him on ebay, so I didn't feel too bad. It's not like I was trying to collect the build-a-figure.

3 comments:

  1. Ha ha, I share your pain and di the same thing myself! If you're willing to shell out a little extra, you can also get an Ocean Master MOC from those same dealers and return the Trident to the REAL King of Atlantis!

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  2. ''Try not to get any salt water in it.''

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