Unique Superman party hats (1996)

Produced in 1996 by Unique Industries, Inc. in Philadelphia (and made in China) was this package of 8 Superman party hats. Unique was licensed to create other party essentials, like the Superman Blowouts, to promote the Kids WB show Superman: The Animated Series, the hats…


Superman: The Last Son of Krypton VHS tape (1996)

In 1996, Warner Bros. released this full-length animated feature called Superman: The Last Son of Krypton on home video. This VHS tape, in its plastic “clam shell” case, contains the pilot episode to Superman: The Animated Series which was a spinoff to the extremely popular Batman: The Animated Series by Bruce Timm.

After an interesting take on the hero’s origin, the story then introduces the megalomaniacal businessman named Lex Luthor who is showcasing his new Lexo-Skel suit of armor which is suddenly…

Kenner X-Ray Vision Superman figure (1996)

Another toy in conjunction with the promotion of Superman: The Animated Series was this X-Ray Vision Superman figure. Produced in 1996 by Kenner, this figure was painted bright red and yellow and came with a reversible safe and a toy set of dynamite which could fit inside the safe. One side of the safe looked normal, but…


Unique Superman Blowouts (1996)

Produced in conjunction with the marketing of the Kids WB show Superman: The Animated Series was this pack of eight blowouts.  Found in the party aisle in 1996 and used for Forth of July festivities, birthdays, and more, these blowouts are not noisemakers but are fun nonetheless.  These packs were made in China and produced by Unique Party Favors in Canada.


Super Powers Superman cartoon episodes VHS tape (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…


Kenner Quick Change Superman figure (1996)

Here is an action figure that was among the first wave in the marketing of Superman: The Animated Series. Released by Kenner in 1996, this Quick Change Superman figure featured a five-inch Superman figure with six points of articulation and a cloth cape. It also contained…


Kenner Superman: Man of Steel Limited Edition Cyber-Link Superman and Cyber-Link Batman figures (1996)

Released in 1996 by Kenner was this Cyber-Link Superman figure and Cyber-Link Batman figure set. This was a limited edition expansion of their 1995 Superman: Man of Steel line and was another Elseworlds tie-in. Both figures came with…