BOOTLEG: Huaan “Superman” Pen – China (2017)

One day, I stopped at a gas station, walked into the food mart to get a drink and pre-pay for the gas.  While at the register, I looked to my left and noticed a shelf of small plastic containers filled with wrapped character pens.  Now because I am who I am, I immediately saw the “Superman” pen.

This is a standard cheaply produced pen with a “Superman-like” rubber character.  Technically, this character has…

Kellogg’s Batman v Superman Fruit Flavored Snacks (2015)

Here is yet another product among a myriad of items promoting the film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  This is a box of Kellogg’s Batman v Superman Fruit Flavored Snacks.  Originally produced in 2015, this product saw an extension well into 2017.  Each box contains ten pouches of fruit snacks in assorted flavors.  On the back of the box there is…

Flix Candy Superman Pop Ups (2016)

This is a Flix Candy Superman Pop Ups that was released in 2016. It is a toy that contains one watermelon lollypop. To access the lollypop, a consumer pushes up a lever on the side of the handle which causes the head to split open in half as the lollypop is raised up.

Flix Candy was also successful in obtaining the rights to Disney characters which, of course, includes many Marvel characters. This line of DC Comics characters were modeled after the New 52 designs as is evident on the label and by the thin red collar band on this dispenser.

1/6th scale Tyler Hoechlin Superman figure (2017)

This is a 1/6th figure of Tyler Hoechlin as Superman from the CW television series Supergirl. The costume, cape and boots were offered as a limited run by Rise Collectible Toys in December of 2016 (produced in 2017). The head sculpt was crafted by the amazing Rocco Tartamella which I purchased in 2017. I ended up using a ZC Toys Emulated Figure that I had purchased for another planned custom to complete it. After painting the head sculpt and doing some slight repaints and costume modifications (including adding the missing…