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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ben Holcomb's Aquaman Shrine

This is the awesome personal Aquaman Shrine of F.O.A.M.er Ben Holcomb, author of the definitive Mego tome, Mego 8" Super-Heroes: World's Greatest Toys. Click to see a closer look!

I recognized all the figures but one, the prototype-looking piece on the bottom right (standing between the Brave and the Bold Aquaman and the Sword of Atlantis figure). I asked Ben what that piece is, and here's what he said:

I believe it's actually a 'Production Sample' of Sea Spear Aquaman from The Brave and The Bold, created from a prototype. In other words, it's a cast of the final design, but utilizes test plastic. I'm guessing it's a sample that was generated for client approval, since it's marked ('P4'), which would then have to be returned to the factory. I got it from a guy in Hong Kong, who presumably has access to the factory.

I really like the actual toy, so I was happy to add the Sample to my shelf. Love me some Aquaman!"

Me too, Ben...but then you already knew that. Great collection, thanks for sharing!


Tempest127 said...

Very nice indeed! There are a few there that I still haven't put on my shelf. (Can't bring myself to open the packaging)!

Wings1295 said...

Nice stuff! Many there I don't have in my own shrine.

Anonymous said...

Cooooool! But you can barely see Black Lantern Aquaman in the back...that's one of my faves!

David J. Cutler said...

Really wish I had those plushies, the mini Brave and the Bold arthur, the super friends fisher price toy, and those older DC direct figures. I actually don't see the Blackest Night figure anywhere, The Zoner.

Russell said...

David, Zombie Aquaman is standing behind/between Golden Age (yellow-gloved) Aquaman and Arthur Thomas or whatever his name was. RIGHT in front of the TIME & TIDE cover on the far right side.

David J. Cutler said...

Wow, he is really hidden there. Good eye, guys!