Sunday, January 31, 2010

1973 Radio and 1977 Cake Decoration!


I'm not sure who thought of the idea of figural radios... I guess someone figured if figural bubble bath sells, it's a good idea to make figural everything! In 1973, both Superman and Batman got figural radios made of them.


This Jay Leno-chinned Superman head was made by Wilton in 1977 intended as a cake decoration, I guess for those cake decorators who couldn't do faces that well. No idea what the size of this is.

Saturday, January 30, 2010


Here's some more Superman watches!


This one seems to be a variation on the watch I posted a photo of yesterday!


I believe this 1974 watch is a toy watch made by Marx Toys.


1977 watch.

Friday, January 29, 2010

1967 Thermos and 1970s Watch!

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I don't know if this Thermos came with cup color variations, or if one seller substituted a cup from another Thermos for a missing one!


This is a very cool Superman watch! What can I say? I love Superman watches!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Comic Ads!


I told you the Kryptonite Rocks were advertised in the Marvel books! This ad appeared in the August, 1979 cover-dated Marvels.


This ad for Superman-themed Corgi vehicles came from the same month's Marvel books!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

1970 "Sedai" Superman Action Figure from Japan!


Superboy Art!

Some more Murphy Anderson Superboy art here from issue 177!


Here's page 23...


...and page 26...


...and 27!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

1966 Gumball Machine Stickers and


Wow, the yellow-skinned alien looks a lot like Muto, who fought a future Superman, doesn't it?


I recognize the villain from this 1966 puzzle, but aren't sure of his name... Brainstorm? I remember the helmet augmented his normal brain power...

Monday, January 25, 2010

1966 Enlargeagraph and Frame-Tray Puzzles!


Here's another of those toys designed to help kids learn to draw by tracing, from 1966!


That's one nice-looking set of frame-tray puzzles there!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

1960s Puzzles!


This nice-looking frame-tray puzzle was produced in 1965!


This one came out in 1966 -- wish the photo was large enough we could see who's in the spaceship!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

1964 Colorforms and 1965 Puzzle!


I wish I had a photo of the insides of this 1964 Colorforms set!


I like this 1965 puzzle... man, wouldn't it be great if someone reissued some collections of old Superman puzzles?

Friday, January 22, 2010

Golden Records Superman Club and 1960s Book!


Before Peter Pan came out with its Power Records imprint, Golden Records was the king of licensed record products, especially in the 1960s, with their own superhero records! This one was pretty neat, with all the club stuff in it!


The cover of this 1960s Superman book, published by Whitman, appears to have a Kurt Schaffenberger cover!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

60s Paperback Book and Watch!


Is it just me, or does the cover of this book look like a tracing of a Curt Swan figure, just not executed that well?


I love it that this 1960s-era Superman watch features a tiny Man of Steel flying in eternal circles (at least, while it's running)!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Heroes World Catalog Pages!

Yes, there's still more!

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And that wraps up Heroes World #1! But here's a bonus comic ad for you!


This ad came from the April, 1979 cover-dated Marvel books!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

1957 Coloring Book and 1960s Melmac Cup!


This 1957 coloring book looks to be a reprint of the earlier one I posted!


Looking at this picture, you know just as much about what a "Melmac Cup" is as I do. This must've been an early 60s item, although the style of art owes more to the 1950s.

Monday, January 18, 2010

1954 Lunchbox and Calling Superman Game!


Cool. I love the funky 1950s robot there!


I love this game, too... you can bet that there won't be any games coming out based on newspaper reporting again!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

1946 Movie Viewer and 1947 Radio Show Records!


Didn't I tell you movie viewers went back a ways? This 1946 edition has much nicer packaging than the one you'll see later from the late 1960s/early 1970s.


These records of radio show episodes from 1947 were certainly colorful, weren't they?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

1940s Fabric and Tin Toy!


Wish I could've afforded to bid on this vintage fabric... don't know what I would do with it, though!


This 1941 Marx wind-up tin toy is a classic! I think I've also seen a version of this with Popeye standing in for Superman (or is it the other way around)!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Superman III Game and Vintage Coloring Book!


I hope the Superman III game was more enjoyable than the movie was!


This 1940 coloring book is probably the oldest Superman coloring book I've seen offered on ebay!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

From the 30s to the 70s Book and Watch!


Man, one of my big regrets when I was selling my collectibles off to earn a living while I was out of work was parting with my copy of this book... I wish it would be re-issued, along with the Batman, Shazam! and Wonder Woman volumes!


This 1939 watch may be one of the first merchandised Superman products!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Heroes World Catalog Pages!

Can you believe I have more pages from Heroes World Catalog #1 featuring Superman products to share? I guess you'll have to!

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I've been hoping to come across that Superman tent on eBay!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010