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…

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Mattel DC Universe Justice League Unlimited Superman figure (black suit variant) (2008)

In 2008, Mattel rereleased many figures based on the Justice League Unlimited animated series under the DC Universe brand. Many of them were direct reissues while others were either repaints with different accessories or completely new previously unreleased characters.

This is a reissue of the original JLU Superman figure but this time with a…

Matchbox DC Super Friends Play & Learn vehicle set (2008)

Released as part of the line of DC Super Friends toys was this Matchbox Play & Learn vehicle set. Produced in 2008, this set of vehicles included a Batcopter, a Flash Pontiac car, a Superman Ford Crown Victoria Police Car (which is the same base police car used in the 2006 Superman Returns set), a Green Lantern (John Stewart) Chevy Van, and…

DC Super Friends #1 (2008)

Based on the toy line from Mattel was the comic book series called DC Super Friends. Published in 2008 during the big marketing push of the toys, this is the first issue featuring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Green Lantern (John Stewart).

In this issue, after saving a group of school children lost in a cave, the team…