Superman Play-a-Sound book (1999)

Here is a Superman Play-a-Sound book published by Publications International, Ltd. in 1999. This book tells a story of Superman’s exploits and features moments that cue the reader to press a button on the electronic sound board below the book. There are three sounds in all: 1) Superman saying “this is a job for Superman.”, 2) a flying sound effect and 3) people saying, “it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman!”

The cover was illustrated by…

Warner Bros. Studio Store Superman wristwatch (1998)

I greatly miss the Warner Bros. Studio Store. You could find many DC Comics related merchandise as well as some cool statues of DC heroes. Among the myriad of merchandise was this 1998 Superman wristwatch. It was a standard battery operated analog wristwatch with an ‘S’ symbol on its face, but its band was nicely designed with a black-and-white under layer of…

BOOTLEG: Superman watches – China (2004*)

Here are two bootleg Superman wristwatches from China. Each watch has a mishmash of art and designs from different Superman continuities. Both timepieces are made of stainless steel and claim to be water resistant. The wristbands are made of molded flexible rubber.

The blue watch has a redrawn Bruce Timm style Superman on its face. Its wristband has…

Mattel Justice League Javelin 7 vehicle (2003)

In conjunction with the hit animated series Justice League, Mattel released this Javelin 7 vehicle in 2003 to go with its line of figures. The vehicle can seat two figures (which is much smaller in scale than depicted in the series) one in the pilot seat and one in the rear seat. Powered by two double A batteries (not included), the Javelin 7 can…