Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Aquaman Figuras De Metal

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After running the Shrine for over eight years, I really did think that I had seen every piece of Aquaman merchandise there was. But here comes newest F.O.A.M. member John Shirley to prove me wrong, with these photos of an Aquaman "metal figurine" hailing from Argentina!

No matter how you slice it (not that you could, because it's metal), this is one weird item. The drawing of Aquaman looks, uh, a little less than professional grade, and what's with the stock art on the card? A Jim Aparo drawing from the cover to World's Finest #250, featuring The Creeper, no less? Was there a Creeper figurine for this line? If so, this has got to be the only time the character has appeared on a piece of licensed merch, pre-DC Direct. Someone needs to start a Creeper Shrine blog and figure this out.

John also sent another piece of heretofore unknown piece of Aqua-Merch, but we'll get to that another day. In the meantime, let's all welcome him to F.O.A.M., he sure as Neptune earned it!


4 comments:

Joseph Brian Scott said...

Is this the John Shirley who is the author of such books as the novel "City Come A-Walkin'" and the biography of spiritual teacher/dancer George Gurdjieff?

Even if not--welcome to the watery fold.

Anonymous said...

A lot of that weird stuff from Argentina seems to be newly manufactured. There are all kinds of card games and mini-pinball games with extremely unlikely (non-existent) licenses coming out of that country.

r duncan said...

Welcome to the Shrine, John!

Earth 2 Chris said...

Clearly, the Argentinian idea of a "figure" varies from our own.

That "Super Heroes" logo looks quite a bit like the one used by British toy distributor Palitoy on their Mego figures from the 70s.

Chris