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View-Master Show Beam Cartridge (1989)

From the company that brought us the warmly remembered View-Master 3D reels and viewers, came the View-Master Show Beam. The Show Beam projector was a hand-held device that would project images on any surface from selected cartridges that were purchased separately. The projector had…

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Wham-O Superman Frisbee Disc (2005)

Produced in 2005, this Wham-O Superman Frisbee Disc was the latest of several frisbees and “flying-discs” throughout history. The name “frisbee” is a registered trademark of Wham-O (who acquired the rights in 1957 from…

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Superman: Last Son of Krypton novel (1978)

Here is a novel published by Warner Books in 1978 called Superman: Last Son of Krypton. Written by Elliot S. Maggin, a writer for DC Comics in the 1970s and 1980s, the story briefly covers the events of Krypton during its final moments and Kal-El’s departure. The story moves quickly through his days in Smallville and as Superboy, then later delves into an unlikely partnership with Lex Luthor and journeying to the planet Oric.

This novel was released in conjunction with the film Superman: The Movie and contains a 16-page album of black-and-white photos from the film. The cover features…

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Super Powers Superman cartoon episodes VHS (1996)

Back in 1985, Warner Home Video released a collection of four home videos (on both VHS and Betamax) containing selected cartoon episodes of DC Comics heroes: Superman, Batman, Aquaman and Superboy. Although labeled under the title Super Powers, which was a prominent campaign at the time, these were actually a collection of episodes from cartoons produced in 1966.

This is the 1996 re-issue of the VHS tape that contains episodes from the 1966 animated series…

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Jack in the Box Phone Booth Change Superman toy (1999)

In 1999, during the on-going promotion for Superman: The Animated Series, Jack in the Box released a set of toys related to the show. This is a Phone Booth Change Superman toy in which Clark Kent changes into Superman.

The doors of this phone booth can open and has a rotating inner panel. On one side of the panel is a molded Clark Kent figure (not removable) holding his suit jacket as if about ready to remove it. When a switch is pushed at the top of the “booth”…

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Superman / Batman: Apocalypse Special Edition Blu-Ray and figure pack (2011)

In 2011, Warner Bros. released an action packed animated movie called Batman / Superman: Apocalypse which is based upon a storyline in the Superman / Batman comics. This is the Special Edition BluRay and figure pack which contains a Superman action figure with 5-points of articulation. In addition to the movie, the BluRay also contains various extra features including…