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…
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.
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.
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…
Here are more party favors from Party Express. This is a carded set of four Superman pencils. Produced in 2006, these are standard pencils which were painted blue. The ’S’ symbols at the tops of the pencils are not erasers, but are decorative molded plastic.
Produced by Hasbro in 2001, this is a re-issue of the 1996 Superman: The Animated Series figure which was used as a marketing tie-in to the re-runs on Cartoon Network. As it was in its original release, the figure has six points of articulation and has a rubber cape. Its packaging was simplified down to a smaller card but still retained the Superman: The Animated Series style logo on the face of the bubble.
This Superman metal waste container (or wastepaper basket) was manufactured by Vandor. The wrap-around graphic design features Superman flying above a stylized Superman logo. Wrapped completely around the basket is a graphical representation of Daily Planet newspaper clippings about Superman’s exploits.