Mattel Superman Returns UNO card game (2006)

Mattel’s now classic game of card elimination called UNO was created in 1971. This is a pack of UNO cards produced in 2006 that promoted the Warner Bros. motion picture Superman Returns. The cards feature numerous promotional images from the movie including shots of Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, and Kate Bosworth.

Aquarius Superman Playing Cards (2013)

Here is a box of Aquarius Superman Playing Cards. Each card has a varying monochromatic artwork of Superman over halftone pattern backgrounds. This trading card set is the predecessor to the 2014 Playing Cards that Aquarius released.

Kellytoy Justice League 2” Playall Balls (2006)

More merchandising from the Cartoon Network animated series Justice League.

This is a set of Justice League 2” Playall Balls produced by Kellytoy in 2006. In this fishnet bag are three hacky sack balls, each decorated with Superman images. The first features the promotional “Justice League The Man of Steel” logo, used in much of the toy marketing. The second ball has animate of Superman flying upward. The third ball features…

PrestoMagiX Dry Transfer Game #1 and #2 (1979)

Due to the success of the Superman Saves Metropolis dry transfer game that was produced in 1978, Presto Magix released a series of smaller Superman themed games that unfolded to reveal three scenes. Here are two of them. The first in the series was called Superman Blasts Off Krypton where the panels depict Jor-El and Lara sending baby Kal-El off in his rocketship as Krypton is destroyed. The second in the series is titled…

Justice League Unlimited Champion Checkers (2004)

Produced in 2004 was this Justice League Unlimited Champion Checkers board game. In addition to playing an ordinary checkers game, there are three other ways to play. The other games involve specially designed character game pieces featuring many of the main characters in the show like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Hawkgirl, Green Lantern (John Stewart), Martian Manhunter, and The Flash (Wally West). The board game was produced by Mattel.

Superman baseball (1999)

Here in a protective case is an officially licensed Superman baseball from 1999. It is two-toned (red and blue) with an ’S’ symbol on the blue side and a Superman logo font on the red side.

What’s interesting to me is that, although officially licensed, there is no indication on the ball as to its manufacturer aside from the notation “TM & © 1999 DC COMICS.”

PrestoMagiX Superman Saves Metropolis Dry Transfer Game (1978)

Here’s something I had a fun time working on when I was still a youngster.  This Presto Magix Dry Transfer Game, produced in 1978, is titled “Superman Saves Metropolis”.  It features a quad-fold panoramic view of Metropolis and had one sheet of dry transfer images.  It just took a pencil, and some lessons in scale perspective, to make a little masterpiece.  In addition to an image of Superman flying into action, the dry transfers featured…