Wilton Superman Candle Holder Set (1979)

A perfect birthday cake topper for Superman fans! This is a Superman Candle Holder Set produced by Wilton (a division of The Pillsbury Company) in 1979. The box comes with candle holders and plastic buildings, which include the Daily Planet, that are designed to be arranged on a cake. It also comes with a plastic flat Superman figure in a flying pose that can be…

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Corgi Juniors Supermobile (1979)

Here it is! The Corgi Juniors Superman vehicle often talked about by fans. This is the 1:64 Supermobile produced in 1979. This is the only Superman vehicle that was custom sculpted in the Corgi Juniors line. Although it has fake ‘bumps” for wheels, this Supermobile did come with a special feature. the fists are spring loaded so when you push them back…

Corgi Juniors Daily Planet helicopter (1979)

Here is another one of my favorite Superman collectibles that, oddly enough, doesn’t feature Superman anywhere on it.

This is a Corgi Juniors Daily Planet helicopter that was released in 1979 as part of the Corgi Juniors line of DC Comics related vehicles. Made in Great Britain, this is a 1:64th scale red helicopter with stickers on both sides that say…

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…

Movieland Wax Museum Superman postcard (1979)

Since Superman: The Movie was released in December of 1978, the following year saw the realization of numerous merchandise and licensing. One of which was the unveiling of a Superman: The Movie exhibit at Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park California. When you walked into the room you were greeted with John Williams’ grand Superman theme and a likeness of Christopher Reeve in an authentic…

Action Comics #500 (1979)

Welcome to the 500th Superman Collectible on this WordPress site!

In celebration, here is a copy of Action Comics number 500 published in 1979. It features a dynamic cover by Ross Andrew and Dick Giordano. On the cover are Superman, Lois Lane, and Supergirl referring to copy of the 500th issue. These types of covers are known as “infinity covers” since they appear to go on forever. The issue itself contains…

Mad magazine #208 (1979)

Cover dated July 1979, this is an issue of Mad magazine that features a parody of Superman: The Movie. It features the cover artwork of longtime Mad Magazine contributor Jack Rickard. The eight page parody in this issue, called Superduperman, was written by Larry Siegel and art by Mort Drucker. It opens with a hilarious take on…