I’m having a really difficult time knowing that it’s been two decades since I acquired this great Superman collectible. This is an printed envelope that was available at the 1999 Superman Celebration in Metropolis Illinois. It features the artwork used to promote that year’s celebration with…
In its day, the Warner Bros. Studio Store was a treasure trove of goodies. As a Superman fan, I found myself spending quite a long time in the store looking at all the collectibles. One of my acquisitions there back in 1998 was this Superman Bean Bag figure which stands at 10.5 inches tall. The interesting thing about this stuffed figure is that only the upper torso, shoulders, and lower legs are filled with “beans” and the rest is filled with fiber.
Here is another of the many promotional merchandise found in Metropolis Illinois. This is a Metropolis Illinois Home of Superman magnet from 1991 that features an adaptation of the flying Superman artwork originally designed by artist Neal Adams. The magnet was produced by Magnetic Collectables in Cape Girardeau in Missouri.
This is a Comic Book Champions pewter Superman sculpture that was produced in 1996. It features a fantastic sculpture of Superman lifted directly from the cover art of Superman #1 in 1939. Behind the figurine is a small framed card featuring the cover art itself along with its details on the back of the card. This pewter sculpture was part of the DC Comics Premier Series. Comic Book Champions is a trademark of Racing Champions, Inc.
This “I Am Superman” patch was available everywhere in Metropolis Illinois beginning in the 1990s. Its bold Superman ‘S’ symbol really pops within its red and blue surroundings. In hindsight, in all my years of visiting the Superman Celebration in those days, I’m saddened that I didn’t think to buy more than one of these.
Released in 1999 as part of a series of real-life racing vehicles was this Steve Kinser 1/50th scale Sprint Car by Action Racing Collectibles. This nicely detailed car came with a Steve Kinser trading card.
This is a copy of TV Guide for the week of September 18-24, 1993. At first glance, this issue is nothing more than an annual fall preview but it contains the preview synopsis of the then upcoming ABC television series…