Schyling Superman tin phone booth bank (2001)

This Schyling Superman tin phone booth bank, sold in 2001, stands at 8.5 inches tall. The easily removable lid has a slot in it where you can deposit either coins or bills. What makes this bank so interesting is that there is different artwork on all four sides sequentially showing…

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Nikko DC Super Friends Remote Control Superman vehicle (2016)

As part of the DC Super Friends line, this Remote Control Superman vehicle was produced in 2016 by Nikko, a division of Toy State. This toy car, measuring slightly over six-inches in length, features an infrared remote and working headlights. It also has a button on its hood in the shape of an ’S’ symbol that lights up when pressed and changes…

Superman Birthright #1 (2003)

In a re-telling of Superman’s origin, Superman Birthright loosely borrows stories from various sources and continuities.  That, however, by no means implies that it’s a mere copy.  This first issue starts on Krypton as we see Jor-El and Lara testing ship after ship which eventually fail.  Finally, after baby Kal-El is sent off in a ship that succeeds, we are transported in time to…

Jack in the Box Phone Booth Change Superman toy (1999)

In 1999, during the on-going promotion for Superman: The Animated Series, Jack in the Box released a set of toys related to the show. This is a Phone Booth Change Superman toy in which Clark Kent changes into Superman.

The doors of this phone booth can open and has a rotating inner panel. On one side of the panel is a molded Clark Kent figure (not removable) holding his suit jacket as if about ready to remove it. When a switch is pushed at the top of the “booth”…

Superman comic strip #177 (1943)

Superman’s comic strip run began in 1939 and continued until 1966. This is an actual half page from a 1943 Superman comic strip (number 177) with art by Wayne Boring. The story, entitled Hollywood Victory Caravan, tells the tale of a group of Hollywood actors who travel from city to city and raise money to help fund the United States during World War II. During a bus tour…