And then there was the time former employee Timmy came back from the San Diego Comic Con to bring me the Mattel SDCC Exclusive Swamp Thing action figure:
Hooray! Timmy just moved above Employee Aaron in my will.
Also, I was not prepared for the arrival of this generous gift, so I didn’t have my regular digital camera and had to make do with my cell phone camera. Yes, I had to “make do” with a dumb ol’ piece of advanced technology. Oh, the problems of the 21st century human, am I right?
Here’s the box the whole magilla came in:
You can just barely see Swampy’s red eyes peering through the slashes in the side of the box. It also reads “ADULT COLLECTOR” along the bottom there, so I’m surprised the people at the con’s Mattel table let Timmy buy it.
Behold, the frightening visage inside:
And when you open that up, there is an even more horrible thing waiting within:
(Hand and watch not included.)
You take Swampy’s red innards out, and you discover:
…an even smaller Swamp Thing! It’s not quite a Swamp Thing babushka doll, but it’s close.
Also included: the little guys that make this an exclusive SDCC figure, since I guess they’re not included with the wide release:
…Arcane’s Un-Men Cranius and Ophidian! (Again, only had the cell phone…sorry about the crummy photo.)
There’s also a “replica” of Alec Holland’s journal, clearly discovered after the fire:
…which is just a folded cardstock thingie with some of Holland’s notes, like a reminder that he should talk to Matt Cable about those dudes Ferret and Bruno who stopped by. Also, there is mention of Ferret’s alias being “Len Bernard,” a reference of course to Swamp Thing’s creators Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. It’s a nice additional little doodad to throw in with the figure.
Sincerely, this was a very nice thing Timmy did, so thank you very much, my little British buddy.
Also wanted to thank reader Paul, and his son Alex, for dropping by the shop to say hello to me on Thursday. Always nice to meet the folks who somehow manage to tolerate my daily blatherings.