Monday, November 30, 2009

Post Cereal Stickers and Costume Patterns!


This set of stickers appears to have been a mail-in giveaway from Post Cereals, probably from the early 1980s.


And here's a vintage costume pattern featuring Superman, Batman and Robin -- I wonder if there were options for long pants for the Batman and Superman costumes?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

More Books!


Wow, this was an awesome boxed set of Tempo Paperbacks! If I were to find these under my Christmas tree this year (or any year, or any time, for that matter), I'd be a happy Superfan!


Here's a better look at the World's Finest paperback's cover!


The Which Way Books were a competing product to the "Choose Your Own Adventure" books that were popular for a brief time... you'd read a page, and then it would give you options as to what you thought Superman (in this instance) would do next, and be directed to a page to see what would happen as a result!

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Here's some more books with Superman!


You'd think I'd have this Superman book in my collection, given how much of a trivia buff I am! Does anyone else find it bizarre that there's a blurb touting "authentic Superman comic book cartoons" on the cover? Perhaps it would've been better to say, "Illustrated with vintage Superman drawings"?


I've never seen a copy of this paperback book before, although I have a children's book called "Superman: From Krypton to Metropolis" that covers the same ground, I'd imagine!


I'm sure if I latched onto a copy of this, I'd end up breaking the spine trying to scan the puzzles to post here or on the Random Acts of Geekery!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Paperback Books!

Here's some paperback books featuring the Man of Steel!


Here's Tempo's Superboy and the Legion book!


I'm guessing sales were pretty slow on this novelization of Superman IV!


The image on the front of this book looks awfully familiar to me, but I can't quite place it!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Super Powers Centerpiece and Comics Ad!


Yeah, it's got the Super Powers logo, but the artwork of the characters is pure Super Friends season one!


Also up today is this ad from the October, 1977 cover-dated DC books... I don't recall that I've seen a Tru-Dimension set offered for sale on eBay, but my photo files are so huge, I could be mistaken!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thingmaker Mold and


Mattel's Thingmaker toy was one of the most awesome items ever imagined by Mattel... you used it to make your own toys, so long as you had enough "goop" on hand! Here you see two molds, one of which you could use to make a Superman figurine!


One of these days, I've got to get my hands on the Super Heroes Super Healthy Cookbook, just so I can see how super healthy and super easy the recipies are!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Super Juniors Rodeo Fabric and Superman/Batman Intercom!


Sometimes I look at this Super Juniors stuff and think, "Aw, how cute!" and other times I look at it and think, "Wow, that's disturbing." Sometimes for the same items!


I believe this is the same intercom set I showed you before in the package, but since I have a loose set to show here, you get to check it out again!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Comics Ads!


This ad is from DC's September, 1977 cover-dated books... I think these items have appeared in other ads I've posted before, except the sweatshirts!


This October, 1975 cover-dated DC ad is a pretty nice-looking piece to promote The Amazing World of DC Comics' 7th issue!


And we wrap up this installment with this Special Olympics PSA from the October, 1977 cover-dated DCs!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Comics Ads!


Here's a house ad from the September 1976 cover-dated DCs, promoting the TV Comics line, which didn't work out quite so well for them... it helped keep Shazam! going for a little while longer, but neither Isis nor Kotter lasted very long. The Super Friends title was probably the most successful of DC's 1970s new titles, at least until Warlord!


The t-shirts in this September, 1976 cover-dated DC books ad should all be reissued and kept in print, if you ask me!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Movie Viewer and Argentina Temporary Tattoos!


It's kind of hard to imagine these days, but before home video really hit the mass market, movie viewers were a fairly popular toy! The original "movie viewers" were basically a small filmstrip viewer , and those had been produced since the 1940s or so. But in the 1970s and beyond, actual movie viewers with moving pictures started to hit the market, and briefly were all over the place (actually, Kenner had their Easy-Show Projector since the mid 1960s or so, but that required a dark room to view it in).

Galoob's "Sneak Previews" was one of the late entries into this market, with a motorized viewer (unlike the Kenner or Fisher-Price versions that required you to crank it by hand). I'm guessing it's Filmation's Superman cartoons that were used for this!

Next up today is this set of temporary tattoos from Argentina!


Not too bad looking, I'd say... could've used more solid coloring, though!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Stamps and Ideal Super Queen!


These super-hero stamps have always struck me as a bit odd... I've always theorized that someone figured comics were popular, stamp collecting was popular, how can we hit both markets? And this was the result. Of course, the stamp collectors ignored them completely, as they weren't really stamps. These show up on eBay fairly regularly, given there were quite a few DC and Marvel sets made!


Ideal's Super Queens line was kind of a tie-in with Captain Action, barely... they were the same scale, and even shared some similar accessories (Supergirl here also came with the same Krypto that came with the Superboy Captain Action costume). The line was also apparently supposed to get some of the Barbie market (a similar item from Hasbro, the GI Nurse, that tied in with GI Joe, did about as badly). The next Supergirl figure in toy history would be Mego's 1970s "World's Greatest Superheroes" one, and then nothing until the 1990s or so, with the animated series version of Supergirl!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Supergirl Underoos and Greeting Cards!


Wow, um, those Supergirl Underoos don't really look like they were designed for little girls, do they? I'd imagine that more than a few guys were bummed they couldn't find this set in a size their girlfriends (or theoretical girlfriends) could wear for them, eh?


Those are some definitely oddball cards... the text on them looks to me more like what you'd find for more "adult" themed birthday cards, and doesn't seem to fit, does it?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Super Friends Model Sheet and Blanket!

Yeah, we're back to some Super Friends stuff again, having finished off the Super Powers line!


First up is this model sheet for "Challenge of the Super Friends," which is at least based on the designs of Alex Toth, if not done by him!


Here's a rather poor photo of a Super Friends blanket... or is it just a DC Superheroes blanket, given the presence of Captain Marvel?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Last Super Powers Post (at least for a while)!

Let's see about blowing out the remaining Super Powers items that featured Superman, shall we?


First up is this blurry photo of what was a really nice Superman puzzle!


Here's the Supermobile again, with the US packaging, joined by the Lex-Soar 7!


A very nice Super Powers throw here!


This booklet was given away at Toy Fair to introduce the line!


This is a pretty cool Villains Super Powers puzzle, with more than just Luthor and Brainiac representing Superman's rogues' gallery!


Would you believe a Super Powers windsock?


Here's a complete set of those Burger King Super Powers cups!


More in-store promotional stuff here!


And a Super Powers Viewmaster set!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Super Powers Superman Boots and Belt Buckle!


I have to admit I feel a bit disappointed in these Superman boots... one would've thought they'd be mostly red (like Superman's boots)... but I suppose they were trying to get the Superman colors in there proportionately.


That's a nice looking belt buckle, isn't it?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Super Powers Stain Painting Set and Superman Figure!


I have to admit I haven't the slightest idea what a "Stain Painting" set is... I'm just assuming it's some kind of variation on paint by numbers!


Odd cape attaching system aside, the Kenner Superman Super Powers figure was pretty nice!


Like most of the figures that were kept in production, Superman was also featured on a small card towards the end of the series run.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Super Powers Puffy Stickers and Spanish Supermobile!


These were some nice-looking puffy stickers!


You'll notice that this Supermobile looks a wee bit different from the comics and Corgi versions! I'm guessing it was redesigned to make it a more economical item for Kenner.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Super Powers Play-Doh Mold and


Here's one of a set of molds for a Play-Doh Super Powers set... not too shabby, featuring Superman and Luthor! Can't imagine getting too much color detail in something that size when using it, but I suppose most kids wouldn't care.


This poster was for some sort of in-store promotion... kind of odd that it's one color!