I had no idea this beauty was even out yet, until I received an email from our newest F.O.A.M. member, Steve Leach, who told me he saw them for sale at his local Target, and asked if I had picked one up yet.
I hadn't--like I said, I didn't even know they were out yet. And besides, I must live in an area with a high Comic Book Guy population, since it normally takes me months to find anything other than the most easily-found action figures/toys at all.
I figured that, when the Aqua Sub came out, I would simply have to wait for a long time until I could get one for myself. But Steve came to the rescue!
He offered to pick one up for me if I wanted him to, and of course I said yes. Little did I dream that Steve would go the extra mile (miles, actually) and pick one up for me that day, and have it in the mail to me the very next morning!
And to make it even cooler, when the package arrived on Thursday, I found inside, along with the sweet, sweet Aqua Sub, some other orange and green bric-a-brac like comics and trading cards! Great Neptune, this is better than Christmas!
As you can see from the photos, its an adorably cute little ship, and the thing even floats in water. How cool is that?
I am so jazzed that Aquaman is getting his own vehicle/playset, the first time Aquaman has been given such treatment since Mego's Aquaman Vs. The Great White Shark set. This is just a guess, but I would think this means the Aquaman figure sold pretty well, and Mattel thought an accessory vehicle would do well, too. At least, I hope that's what it means.
In any case, the line must be doing well, since they're adding on to it. As you can also see from the photos, two new characters--Hawkman and Cyborg--are on the way.
So thanks Steve, welcome to F.O.A.M! And if you'll all excuse me, I'm off to go fill my bathtub with water...
Curious Fact: I got an email from an Aqua Fan named John concerning a recently-purchased Aqua Sub, and he told me the same thing Steve did.
Namely, that when he went to the Target cashier to purchase the sub, there was no pre-set code for the item in the computer, as if the store's inventory wasn't "aware" it actually had the Aqua Sub in stock.
Could the Aqua Sub become a super-hot item? They're currently selling for around $20-$25 on eBay. Let's hope it inspires Mattel to create more Aquaman-related items!
I'd buy a DC Super Friends Aqua Cave Playset, wouldn't you?
Fun Fact! The Aqua Sub is the first new addition to the Aquaman Timeline.