Here’s yet another Hallmark Party Express item. From 2006, this is a set of eight paper party plates with a large image of Superman flying that measure 6 3/4 inches in diameter. The sticker on the bottom of the wrapper mentions “Superman Returns” which probably means that this series of Superman party items were intended to be released concurrently with the Superman Returns movie merchandise.
Here is one of the many Superman products released in 2006 by Party Express, a sub brand of Hallmark. This is a pack of sixteen Superman 2-ply party napkins featuring a bold promotional image of the character on the top of the napkin and an ‘S’ symbol on the other side.
This massive Superman: The Dailies – 1939-1942 hardcover book by Sterling Publishing Company is chock full of reprints of the weekday Superman newspaper comic strips from those years. It begins with his arrival on Earth and sweeps into many crime fighting stories including battling Luthor (in the days before he was given a first name), defending Metropolis against a submarine and a squadron of planes, and battling a group of villains resembling the Ku Klux Klan.
Hallmark’s brand Party Express sure came up with some interesting Superman party favors back in 2006. This is a pack of four foam gliders that the lucky recipient could remove the pieces from their surrounding yellow cards and assemble the cape to the figure. Additional clear plastic pieces were included that were designed to slip over Superman’s face as a weight.
Mattel’s now classic game of card elimination called UNO was created in 1971. This is a pack of UNO cards produced in 2006 that promoted the Warner Bros. motion picture Superman Returns. The cards feature numerous promotional images from the movie including shots of Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, and Kate Bosworth.
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.
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…
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 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.
Among the many figures released in 2006 for the film Superman Returns was this Kryptonite Smash figure. Like many movie related merchandising, this figure, produced by Mattel, featured Superman performing a task that did not happen in the film. Here, Superman has the ability to…