Another one of those minifigure-only polybags, today’s featured set, 5004081 Plastic Man, hails from the DC Comics Super Heroes license.
Not sure who came first, Plastic Man or Mr. Fantastic from the Fantastic Four, but you can bet your bottom dollar one served as the inspiration for the other. Plastic Man was a pre-order bonus for purchasing LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. You can unlock him in the game by doing a quest or just use the code that’s printed on the front of the bag.
The print is pretty standard. Not overly done. There’s printing on the legs back before they became dual-molded. I do wish they printed it with black paint on red plastic so the red better matches the torso though.
And the head element is also unique, which gives off a heavy “cool dude” vibe. So even if you’re not into DC Comics and couldn’t care less who Plastic Man was, the parts are pretty nice. You even get the cool Elvis / Superman hair piece. He could even pass off as a wrestler with that get up.
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
This set rocks! As this was the only ever appearance of Plastic Man in LEGO form, it gets a thumbs up. Plus, if you were into playing the LEGO video games, this guy ended up being free if you went the pre-order route. Free unique minifigure? What’s not to like?
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