BOOTLEG: “Superman” figure – China (2004*)

Another example of a bootleg figure from China, this is a “Superman” figure that has five points of articulation. It has a generically molded body so that it can, presumably, be used for other heroes. Additionally, its plastic cape is scalloped for that reason. The ’S’ symbol on the chest seems to have been painted on using a stencil. The figure is clearly loosely based on the 1996 Kenner Total Justice line of figures. This figure is made from the same mold as…

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Superman Coin Holder Key Chain (1997)

Many collectibles were produced in conjunction with the 1990s television show Superman: The Animated Series. This is a Superman Coin Holder Keychain from 1997. It’s a yellow leather-like rear zippered pouch that was designed to resemble a bolt of lightning. The printed color design on its face says…

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.

Unique Superman Blowouts (1996)

Produced in conjunction with the marketing of the Kids WB show Superman: The Animated Series was this pack of eight blowouts.  Found in the party aisle in 1996 and used for Forth of July festivities, birthdays, and more, these blowouts are not noisemakers but are fun nonetheless.  These packs were made in China and produced by Unique Party Favors in Canada.