USPS “DC Comics Super Heroes First Day of Issue” ceramic mug (2006)

As part of the merchandising for the officially licensed DC Comics Super Heroes Stamps, the United States Postal Service produced this “First Day of Issue July 20, 2006” mug. the mug features an array of their superhero stamps as a partial opacity background and features three of their prominent stamps: Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman.

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Adventures Along the Ohio River magazine summer 2001 (2001)

Adventures Along the Ohio River is a free publication by the Metropolis Planet, the weekly newspaper of the city of Metropolis Illinois. This is the Summer 2001 magazine that could be found everywhere in Metropolis just prior to (and during) the annual Superman Celebration. On the cover is Scott Cranford, greeting a young Superman fan alongside the Super Museum, who portrayed the city’s hero in those days at every celebration.

Entertainment Weekly #883 (2006)

This issue of Entertainment Weekly was published right during the release of the motion picture Superman Returns in June of 2006. In addition to its interesting cover featuring a rarely seen image of Brandon Routh ripping open his jacket and shirt to reveal a very detailed look at the 3-D ’S’ symbol, the magazine contains a…

Superman Crazy Foam (Justice League animated series) (2003)

The Crazy Foam canisters of DC Comics superheroes returned in 2003 as part of the marketing for the Justice League animated series. This is the Superman Crazy Foam canister that, unlike its 1974 predecessor, has a rubber head with the standard hole in its mouth where the bath foam comes out of. Also unlike the original, this can offered half an ounce more of soap, upping it from 6.5 oz. to 7 oz.

3 Colgate Superman toothbrushes (2006)

In 2006 Colgate released these three Superman toothbrushes that were sold separately. Each toothbrush is molded in a different set of colors and features a different image. The first one is red and blue with a standing image of Superman. The second is silver and blue with a side view of Superman in flight. The third toothbrush is a reversed red and blue showing Superman flying toward you.

BOOTLEG: Superman figure – Mexico (C. 2008)

Here’s another bootleg Superman figure, this time from Mexico. This figure was molded in blue plastic and painted in certain areas. It has four points of articulation and has a red vinyl cape.

Unlike some other bootlegs, this was clearly designed to be a Superman figure with its large ’S’ wave hair to its sculpted ’S’ symbol area on the chest (which was covered with a sticker) and the belt. The same can’t be said for the legs which have…