BOOTLEG: Superman cartoon socks (2018*)

Here we go with another bootleg Superman item. This is a bag of a pair of Superman cartoon socks made by an unknown company. The only label on this package is a UPC sticker that says “cartoon socks $3.49.” With a design looking similar to that of South Park, “Superman” appears on these socks with googly eyes and brown hair.

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BOOTLEG: Headrest Bag Hangers – China (2018*)

This is a pair of “Qui Che Gua Gou”, or “car hooks”, that can be hooked around a headrest post and allows you to hang a bag on the lower hook up to 3 kg (about 6-and-a-half pounds) in weight. Apparently, the hooks come in various characters. These are clearly meant to represent Superman.

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…

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.