I hope you're enjoying this 4th of July Weekend! Not that it has anything to do with Superman, necessarily... here's some cool Superman items to enjoy!
Here's another one of those wonderful Gulliver products from South America! This Marx-style plastic figurine is a nice representation of Clark Kent changing to Superman, isn't it?
If I thought I could get away with it, I'd suggest to my wife that the family needs to vacation in South America... and then make sure we hit pretty much every store that sells toys we came across to add this stuff to my own collection! But I'm sure the customs fees would be horrific...
I think I've showed you the Superman horseshoe set before, but not the packaging! Obviously, producing licensed items that had nothing to do with the character being licensed goes way, way back... but I suppose trying to pitch a "Comet the Super-Horse Horseshoe Set" would've been a challenge.
Here's one of those push-puppets I've mentioned before... this one was made by Koher. And if you've seen many push-puppets before, I'm sure the really sloppy paint job on this one comes as no surprise!
The seller of this item says it's a Superman Krypto-Ray gun... but I thought that showed slide scenes! Well, it's been a while since I looked at my Krypto-Ray Gun files...
And yeah, it looks like it is a Krypto-Ray Gun, just missing the front piece!
Here you see a complete one with the slide strips... try not to drool too much (I know I'm salivating over it)...
From the Golden Age to the Bronze Age now...
Remember when there was a whole boom in licensed Paint-By-Number products in the 1970s? Even Superman wasn't immune to this! I know I've previously posted lots of other stuff like this before.
These Super Friends pencil sharpeners show up all the time on a certain online auction site (I'm sure you know which one). It's not often you see all three varitations of one of them like this!
It's funny, though... I don't ever recall seeing these before; I almost wonder if all of the sets that got to market got bought up and stored by people so they could resell them years and years later?
Nah, silly thought.
Most pinball games featuring licensed characters tend to be... well... rather bland and kind of pointless. There's no scoring system, you just play it until you're bored or the spring breaks or wears out. This one, however, the Superman Spinball Pinball, looks to be completely awesome! I'd love to have one of these on my desk!
Superman Hand Puppet! You know it's Superman because they stuck the logo on it! I believe Ideal made these.
Here's a pair of interesting items... first, on the left, one of those many Silly Putty knock-offs, this one marketed as a Superman item (complete with comic strips to copy onto the putty)... but that color-a-deck card game is really what interests me! Given the card header says "Super Hero Color-A-Deck", I wonder how many other characters they did?
And I'll leave you for the day with this very nifty Superman ring!
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