Unique Superman party hats (1996)

Produced in 1996 by Unique Industries, Inc. in Philadelphia (and made in China) was this package of 8 Superman party hats. Unique was licensed to create other party essentials, like the Superman Blowouts, to promote the Kids WB show Superman: The Animated Series, the hats…

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Superman: The Last Son of Krypton VHS tape (1996)

In 1996, Warner Bros. released this full-length animated feature called Superman: The Last Son of Krypton on home video. This VHS tape, in its plastic “clam shell” case, contains the pilot episode to Superman: The Animated Series which was a spinoff to the extremely popular Batman: The Animated Series by Bruce Timm.

After an interesting take on the hero’s origin, the story then introduces the megalomaniacal businessman named Lex Luthor who is showcasing his new Lexo-Skel suit of armor which is suddenly…

Whitman’s assorted chocolates Superman tins (1998)

The popular chocolate company Whitman’s produced these 1 3/4 ounce tin boxes of assorted chocolates back in 1998. The tins came in two styles. One was a blue tin with a Superman ’S’ symbol on it and the other was an image of Superman flying in the style of artist Bruce Timm. This was a tie-in to the then running Superman: The Animated Series. Each tin of chocolates was sold separately.

Superman Whistle Clock Lanyard (2001)

Sold at the Warner Bros. Studio Store, this whistle on a lanyard was released in 2001. Not only is it a useful tool to alert someone in an emergency, but it also has a built-in basic digital clock. The lanyard features Velcro-like ends for easy removal and has repetitive images of an ’S’ symbol with a Bruce Timm style Superman above each of them.

The Batman Superman Movie VHS tape (1998)

In 1997, Warner Bros. released a direct to home video animated feature that finally connected the Bruce Timm Batman and Superman universes.  The Batman Superman Movie beautifully blended the different personalities of both characters and had a very interesting take on their first meeting.

This is the 1998 version of the VHS home video released by Warner Bros. Family Entertainment in a “clam shell” case.  The movie was later titled…

Kraft DC Super Heroes Macaroni & Cheese (1998)

In 1998, Kraft released specially marked boxes of their popular Macaroni & Cheese which featured members of the Justice League under the sub-title DC Super Heroes. The artwork on the boxes were done in the style of Bruce Timm who was the concept artist and producer for the Batman: The Animated Series, beginning in 1992, and Superman: The Animated Series which premiered two years prior to the release of this product. The pasta was…