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.

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Vandor Superman “Wrong” mug (2005)

Vandor Superman “Wrong” mug (2005)

From the company Vandor came this Superman “Wrong” mug. It’s called “Wrong” because of the quote used in the speech balloon which says:

“I have my faults but being wrong isn’t one of them.”

I’m not sure why the makers gave Superman a variation on a quote from…

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.

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…

BOOTLEG: “Super Hero” figure set – China (2004*)

Here is a carded Super Hero figure and accessory set from China. The set features figures of Superman, Batman, Spider-Man and The Hulk. The Superman figure comes with an alien looking rifle that presumably can shoot a dart. Batman, sadly, has no accessories unless, of course, the blue alien looking backpack thing was intended for him. Spider-Man has a red rubber web and Hulk has a huge futuristic automatic rifle.

Both the Superman and Batman figures are re-sculpts that were clearly loosely based on…