I've seen (and own) a few hard plastic Super Scaries. I've yet to see any real explanation why some are hard though.
I actually just bought a pack of hard plastic Super Scaries recently. Here's the lot I got from a German seller on eBay: https://www.ebay.co....tm/322954465079
As you can see the European boxed sets differ from the U.S. one's in the fact that there's no plastic window and the wording on the front is different. Also the 2 figures displayed are held in place by some sort of plastic wiring rather than standard clear plastic blister packaging.
And when I looked at the leaflet upon receiving this not only is Hanuman missing (like UK version) But strangely all the other monsters have their proper names (like U.S. version). For whatever reason "Houngan" was mistakenly spelled as "Houngam" and there's multiple languages for each monster's description. Including English luckily!
One other thing is the bit on the end of the list advertising the Konami MIMP video game for the Nintendo NES. I thought was strange at first considering that only Series 1 and 2 figures were featured in the game but I suppose it must've came out around the same time of Series 4 figure release.
This must have been a used lot though as the four hidden figures weren't in their usual little bags. Thankfully they were the exact ones I was expecting to be inside. I was worried they'd be all mixed up like the European Series 1 secret pack boxes. For those interested, all info on these can be found on this site here: http://www.raumhafen...s/mimp/mimp.txt
I must admit, I didn't expect them to be hard plastic rather than soft rubber either. This has got me thinking whether these were just a test release to see how well they'd sell. Even the single packs with battle cards were basic soft rubber Super Scary. I'm pretty sure the unpainted versions that came free in Weeto's cereal were also the same material too.
I wonder if the Super Creepies had batches made of both soft and hard rubber also? If anyone has info please share with the group!