This Power Record story is kind of a weird one... a popular rock band is kidnapped by a scientist who asks a ransom of $1 from every fan of the band, to be delivered to PO Box 65... so he can take the money to build a supercomputer to create artificial Kryptonite!
I would always be afraid that trying to use a pogo ball, I'd break my fool neck!
I really hope that this cover isn't an accurate representation of what one of the pictures is you're supposed to be painting, because that would be rather disappointing!
If you've also been following the Batcave Trophy Room blog, you may have been wondering where all the bootleg Superman stuff is... well, wonder no more! Here's a bootleg Parachuting Superman made in Hong Kong... I think the fact that the figure is molded all in red is what kept it from being seized by the attorneys!
Don't worry, there were licensed parachuting Superman toys!
It's amazing what they used to get away with calling a "Movie Viewer", isn't it? At the top, a 1940s "movie viewer," and at the end, Chemtoy's 1960s/1970s model. You'll note that the viewer pretty much didn't change in a 20-25 year period of time. These simply were film viewers that you'd load a filmstrip into and advance a frame at a time. Kind of like a hand-held "Give-A-Show Projector" for one person to watch without batteries... or a View-Master without the 3-D.
I'd love to get my hands on these some day, because I'm curious as to if the films featured all new artwork, or if they were from cartoons of the day!
Chris Reeve was, sadly, the last movie Superman to wear a decent version of the costume. Yes, that's a swipe at the "Superman Returns" costume!
I had no idea the movie lunchbox was so nice!
It's always amazed me how they managed to do a poster for Superman: The Movie that didn't show Superman -- also, how everyone forgot that this was done when the Michael Keaton Batman movie came out with a poster that didn't show Batman!
So apparently, some episodes of the George Reeves Superman show were edited together into movie-length form and shown in the Mexican cinemas... here's some lobby cards that make them look much more exciting than they really were!
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