Plastic Man School Folder
Portugal – 1984
This cool Plastic Man folder comes from Portugal. The cover is jam packed with awesome DC covers. Amongst the comics is the partial cover of Swamp Thing #27 “By Demons Driven”
Front and back, spread
Does this count as a Swamp Thing collectible? I suppose it’s debatable, but I think it’s great to see the Swamp Thing series being represented amongst other popular books from ’84..
I’ve had the Swamp Thing animated series style guide on my radar for a number of years. I’d tracked down scans of the pages but never knew if they were available or still existed. I waited and waited for it to pop-up on ebay, or another collector would surface with them framed in their living room. Last year the style guide, by Alfredo Alcala, finally popped up for auction. I was overwhelmed with joy that it finally surfaced. The final auction price was too rich for my blood but I was extremely happy just to know it was indeed out there. Well, I’m proud to finally be able to announce that I was fortunate enough to obtain 3 of the 9 pages from the style guide this week. They are original illustrations (more like sketches) by Alfredo Alcala, who worked on over 125 Swamp Thing books. The influences from Alcala’s style guide (especially in how he draws animal anatomy/proportions) can be seen on much of the merchandised collectibles from the early 90s.
page 4 of 9
page 7 of 9
page 8 of 9
Justice League Action Swamp Thing action figure
Release Date: To be determined
A new Swamp Thing figure is on its way and there hasn’t been an action-packed Swampy figure like this since the 90s Kenner line. Swamp Thing’s plant club can be shot from his wooden shield. Both items can be used separately, as well as mounted on his back. The figure’s simple design—mimicking the JLA Action series character design—looks great. Paired with the accessories, this is the most fun Swamp Thing figure to be released in a while. But, it isn’t available just yet…
I was tipped-off that a new Swamp Thing action figure was floating around on Ebay earlier this week and immediately looked into it… and purchased it. This 4″ action figure may be an early release of some kind but with a package date of 2017. I asked fellow collectors and did some digging online but my investigating yielded no results. Turns out, googling “justice league action action figure” will provide you with every JLA action figure under the sun, but no trace of a JLA Action Swamp Thing figure. The seller of the figure told me he picked the item up at a Ross store in California and that it was the only one there.
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You’re probably going to need to sit down for this one…
It’s finally happening. The Return of Swamp Thing soundtrack is finally making it’s way to the public and it’s due to the amazing folks at Terror Vision. But, Terror Vision isn’t JUST releasing this amazing item. They’ve built in plenty of bells and whistles to make this long awaited release that much more special.
- First time the score has been available on any format
- Audio pulled from original tapes / remastered
- Liner notes by director Jim Wynorski
- Gatefold packaging + Swamp Thing bumper sticker (no DL code for this one)
The record is priced at $27, and their even selling the t-shirts separately. Learn more about the various items in their store. I guarantee other, unrelated cool items will catch your eye.
I did not hesitate to spring for Terror Vision’s “Mega-Bundle” coming in at $63. For those who collect vinyl records and have experience with bundle deals, this is an amazing price for what you get. The bundle comes with a black Swamp Thing 3 color tee, a large ST button, your choice of colored or black vinyl, a large screen-printed poster, a Swamp Thing enamel pin designed by Tittybats and an 8 page “DIY” Swamp Thing zine. The enamel pin and poster will be shipped separately and will hit you early March. Everything else will arrive late Feb.
The Enamel Pin Mock-up
and the poster
Terror Vision is a company focused on three components… and these are kick ass components.
- Release obscure movie soundtracks on vinyl (Horror/Schi-Fi/Oddball)
- Release films on VHS – both new and classics (Horror/Oddball)
- VHS Rental Shop – Located in Savannah, GA at 9 West 40th Street
It doesn’t hurt that they’re based out of my hometown Savannah, GA. Savannah is where this albums should be coming out of. The movies was filmed there after all.
Limited Edition Yanick Paquette Prints from Librarie Bookstore
Yanick Paquette prefers to sell and share his prints with fans in person, at conventions and events. This, I love, but it makes it difficult to get your hands on some of his fine, fine prints if you live in a remote part of the world where Yanick and conventions dare not go. Fear not! Not long ago, Yanick shared these two beauties and he’s working with a shop out of Canada to distribute them!
The 11×17, artist edition prints come numbered, signed and are limited to 60. I don’t know how they still have any left. The first print features the artwork to the cover of Swamp Thing 1 (series 5).
The second print features the cover of Swamp Thing 7 (series 5)
Librairie Bookstore is responsible for getting these in your hands and they couldn’t be more helpful. Drop them a line to get yours
I was floored to see these Swampy pencils up for auction last week. Primarily because I didn’t know they existed and that two were available, sealed!
Unlike the very similar Swamp Thing pencil toppers, these pencils are topped with traditional, white erasers.
It’s always exciting to find Swampy collectibles, and discover what other merchandise is out there. The number of merchandised items produced far outweighed the popularity and life of the animated series. Hopefully this year, I intend to publish a catalog of Swamp Thing collectibles, so that other fans and collectors can have a reference for the many Swamp Thing items out there. Stay tuned!
Here’s a little extra for you!
ST artist, Alfredo Alcala created the artwork for much of the early 90s Swamp Thing merchandise. Below is his artwork that was used on many of the items and the packaging above.