Wizard magazine Superman Special (1998)

In 1998, the popular comics publication Wizard magazine released the Wizard Magazine Superman Special. This issue is filled with Superman related stories, bios, facts, and other goodies that make it a Superman fans dream.

Included in the magazine, but not limited to, are bios of Superman, Lois Lane, Lex Luthor, Supergirl (an alternate Earth’s dead Lana Lang proto-matter being version… yep.), Superboy (Kon-El clone version), and many more; a very detailed overview of…


Metropolis Illinois Superman Celebration pencil (1998)

Here is one of the many promotional collectibles that I picked up on my multi-year travels to the Superman Celebration in Metropolis Illinois. This is a promotional pencil with the words “METROPOLIS, ILLINOIS… HOME OF SUPERMAN” printed on it in red over yellow. It also features…

Whitman’s assorted chocolates Superman tins (1998)

The popular chocolate company Whitman’s produced these 1 3/4 ounce tin boxes of assorted chocolates back in 1998. The tins came in two styles. One was a blue tin with a Superman ’S’ symbol on it and the other was an image of Superman flying in the style of artist Bruce Timm. This was a tie-in to the then running Superman: The Animated Series. Each tin of chocolates was sold separately.


I Love Lucy: The Classics Volume 4 VHS (1998)

This is an I Love Lucy: The Classics Volume 4 VHS released in 1998 featuring two episodes of the 1950s television series I Love Lucy starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Although no image of Superman appears on the cover, this VHS contains an episode titled “Lucy and Superman” in which Ricky Ricardo plans on having Superman attend little Ricky’s birthday party. When there is news that he may not be able to make it, Lucy…


Kenner JLA Superman Red figure (1998)

In 1998, Kenner released this Superman Red figure at the same time as their Superman Blue figure. This was a new addition to the line that was produced (along with several re-released figures from Kenner’s Total Justice from 1996) under the banner of JLA (Justice League of America). The figure came with…


Inchworm Press Superman Read-Along Book and Tape Set “Toy Trouble” (1998)

Carrying on the tradition of book and record/tape sets, Inchworm Press produced this one in 1998. Superman: Toy Trouble tells the tale of the dastardly villain Toyman and his “Pocket Locket Patrol Pets” who are out to do Winslow Shott’s bidding… steal! The “Patrol Pets” are tiny robotic turtles who stop at nothing to steal wallets, jewelry, and anything else they can get their metallic hands on.


Hasbro Winner’s Circle NASCAR Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 1/64th scale car (1998)

Here’s a Winner’s Circle NASCAR 1/64th scale car. Released by Hasbro in 1998, this is a replica of the vehicle that was driven by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. during the cross-promotion with the Superman character. The die cast car comes with a photo trading card of Dale Earnhardt, Jr.