I think it's hilarious that Aquaman is getting a minfig. Maybe it's just my formative memories of him were from the Superfriends cartoons, where Aquaman's participation was so contrived. I mean, he should be a cool character, a monarch of a deadly and exotic kingdom with one of the coolest arch-enemies, BLACK MANTA! But seeing him tag along in the Superfriends adventures was just weird.
There must be some kinda aqua-directive at LEGO headquarters. I mean, they've got all these Atlantis sets and sea creatures being manufactured...they must be asking, "How can we get more amortization from the tooling of these sea creatures?"
"We just need to come up with more aquatic sets in our ongoing themes."
"Well, we've got that Star Wars sub, that Gunga Din submarine."
"Everyone hated that movie. And Gunga Din is a Kipling story."
"We'll put the Queen Amidala figure in the Gunga Din submarine set. And we've got the Superheroes..."
"Oh, yeah, the elves ears from Lord of the Rings would make for a great Namor!"
"Too easy, let the AFOLs do that one. How about Aquaman?"
"I can't think of anything."
"Batman and Aquaman."
"Make sure Aquaman is in the Batman video game!"