Mattel The Batman ShadowTek Superman figure (2007)

Mattel released a series of action figures based on the animated series The Batman, which ran a total of 65 episodes from 2004 to 2008.  Among them was this ShadowTek Superman figure that was oddly named a “Superman and Clark Kent” figure.  I say “oddly” because the figure is just of Superman and does not transform in any way to Clark Kent.  The figure itself is…

Entertainment Weekly #872 (2006)

The cover of this copy of Entertainment Weekly number 872, cover dated April 14, 2006, features a bold photo of Brandon Routh as Superman flying. During the high anticipation for the film Superman Returns, the magazine included two pages of “EW Pop Quiz” to the film. The last part of the “quiz” contained questions about…

Mattel DC Universe Infinite Heroes Crisis Series 3-pack #3 (2008)

In the mid to late 2000s, Mattel produced a line of DC Comics figures under the DC Universe title. The four-inch figures were boasted a wide range of characters from the world of DC. This three-pack included Superman, Supergirl, and Wonder Girl (Cassandra “Cassie” Sandsmark). The back of the packaging featured “The Monitor Files” of each character in the set which were statistics.

It appeared as though these figures were an answer to Hasbro’s Marvel figures which were at about the same scale. Sadly, the big difference between them was…