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on May 15, 2017
Funny how we remember things from our childhood and later find that our minds eyes saw something completely different than what we are seeing now. That being said, it was still a great cartoon. Corny? Yes, but it wasn't filling your head with nonsense of buying hundreds of trading cards and the such. Personally I use cartoons to fill in a lazy day, sick day, or just to fill the void during a nap or while cleaning or getting a home workout. I wouldn't call it a the best choice, but it is a good one.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon December 13, 2010
A long time ago the voice over guy used to say this to open the episodes: "From out of the pages of DC Comics comes the world's newest and greatest super-hero: Plastic Man! He can spring. He can stretch. He can fly. He can bounce. He can change his shape. And... he can even dance..."

Because of that sense of silly so inherent in Plastic Man, not many people realize just how friggin' powerful the guy is. He's just about invulnerable and his ridiculously malleable rubbery form can shape shift into anything. That is serious, serious mojo. Imagine if petty crook "Eel" O'Brien hadn't decided to switch sides and become a crimefighter? The Elongated Man and Mr. Fantastic have got nothing, compared to Plastic Man's tool box. Really, other than the most powerful of supers and supernaturals out there, who can take Plas down?

Of course, creator Jack Cole set the tone from jump, establishing Plastic Man as a humorous character, and this perfectly transitioned him into Saturday morning cartoons. I used to love watching him on Saturday mornings so long ago. His world was topsy-turvied some to make him even more accessible to kids. Plastic Man, in his cartoon, is a fully deputized government agent, receiving his assignments from the smoking hot Chief. He flies around in a plane that resembles his costume. Plas also has his two friends to help him/get underfoot in his various missions. Southern blonde bombshell Penny has a thing for Plas (although, early on, Plas seems oblivious to this). Penny is there probably mostly to offset certain assumptions. I mean, our guy strolls around in a red leotard, know what I mean? But Plas and Penny eventually do get married and have a kid, Baby Plas. Meanwhile, his sad sack Polynesian sidekick, Hula-Hula, sounds and acts and even kinda looks likes Lou Costello. Hula-Hula was one of the minorities the show had to choose from the network's list. Else, we maybe would've seen Plas's long-time comic book pal, Woozy Winks.

THE PLASTIC MAN COMEDY ADVENTURE SHOW, man, this show was so much fun when I was a kid. I did sort of think it'd be asking too much for the high muck-a-mucks to release a DVD set which also collects the segments featuring Baby Plas, the Plastic Family, Mighty Man & Yukk (a particular favorite!), Fangface, and Rickety Rocket. Anyway, part of the fun used to be trying to figure out which item on the screen is actually Plas in disguise (you always looked for that tell-tale red color; it's the only thing that kept him from being the perfect chameleon). Plas's rogues gallery is pretty wild, too. The Weed. Half-Ape. The Clam. Disco Mummy. That heinous genie of the lamp, Badladdin. They all fall in perfect for the cartoon's trademark broad humor. Plastic Man and slapstick go together like Saturday mornings and cartoons. But, one of these days, someone will write a dark, dangerous Plastic Man story and eyes will be opened. If Plastic Man were a villain, he'd be one scary mother. Oh, if only Alan Moore were still writing comics.

PLASTIC MAN - THE COMPLETE COLLECTION has the entire 35 episodes on 4 discs and with the following bonus material: "PLAS-tastic: A Brief History of Plastic Man" is a retrospective exploring the backstory of Plastic Man from his comic book origins to his move from Quality Comics to DC and his various incarnations on television (00:14:07); and "Puddle Trouble," the unaired pilot episode commissioned in 2006 for a new Plastic Man animated series that never materialized (00:10:06). The animation for this pilot is sorta like that in DEXTER'S LAB.
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on May 30, 2012
The first time I've heard this series was coming to DVD was back in 2009. Let's say it was a good thing I've waited for the price to drop. I don't like the episodes being on PAL format (meaning the pitch was high, and the quality of the picture varied). That's why I gave this review three stars, because of the quality.

I give the series five stars. I enjoyed Plastic Man as a kid through reruns (The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show live action version via syndication) and later, Cartoon Network. All of the first season eps (excluding the preview episode from the '79 ABC Satam preview special) are present. Three second season eps (with "The Plastic Man/Baby Plas Super Comedy Show" titles, minus the supporting segments) are present. It's great to add these to my Hanna-Barbera collection (Yes, this series was produced by Ruby-Spears, NOT Hanna-Barbera).

Either way, enjoy the DVD's.
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on November 23, 2013
Wonderful lots of fun seeing this superhero bit. His rogue's gallery all but runs like Batman's and actually the Flash had a good assortment of villians as well, but these were entertaining as well.
Really didn't seem to have a lot of the hero himself however, nothing outstanding.

A rescue one time consists of Penny having hot sauce In the heel of her shoe. Not overly impressive.

The Plastic Man program on the brief history of the character is actually labeled on the wrong disc, and the final disc's episodes begin with the introduction of Baby Plas, but I don't believe he appears in any of the eps.

Still fun show.
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on November 21, 2015
I bought this DVD 6 years ago and of course another reminder of the many cartoons I grew up in the Saturday Morning era, I just want to know why the Baby Plas cartoons were not included in the set. Is it legal issues? I would like to see them come out. As for the H-B/Ruby Spears issue, they worked under H-B before creating their own animation studio.
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on December 18, 2014
Flashing back to my childhood! Sure, the cartoons are a little bit cheesier than the comic books were, and sure they tamed it up a little bit for television and added in a few standard-to-the-era sidekicks, but it's Plastic Man and his show is still as entertaining today as it was when I was six. I'm glad I came across this and ordered it and if you like comics and cartoons based on comics, then this little treasure should be in your collection.
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on March 16, 2017
Goofy twist on super personality. Little ones love this series.
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on June 10, 2017
Good
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on May 4, 2016
Great sound but picture quality is lacking. I wish they would've invested the time in digitally enhancing the imagery. I would've paid more for that.
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on September 11, 2016
I'd forgotten just how funny Plastic Man was. Whether he's morphed into a crazy red with gold and black striped contraption, popping off one liners, or trying (and failing) to impress The Chief, Plastic Man keeps you laughing all the way through.
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