Flint (2014 SDCC Exclusive)
I was surprised to be able to snag both versions of the Danger at the Docks sets. I’ve not had much luck in getting the SDCC exclusives via Hasbrotoyshop, and was glad to be able to order through Toys R Us. Actually I’ve had success for the last two years, so yay! I’m hopeful that the recently announced Missile Command HQ will be available in the same way.
If you want a modern Flint that evokes the look of the original 1985 figure, you can’t go wrong with this one. While the new sculpt and 25th anniversary series made attempts at the man, this one outdoes them both. The modern upgrade parts that surfaced with the post-movie series have been even more effective at serving as the bases for new characters than the predecessor 25th anniversary series. The removable gear and blank-slate uniforms beneath are a customizer’s dream.
This Flint checks all the boxes for vintage fans. The only downside to the figure was the fact that the Comicon exclusive featured the classic color schemes for its Flint and VAMP II while the mass retail version gave us the variant.