Superman pillow (handmade) (C. 1994)

Back in the early 1990s, my Aunt Betty had been very involved in sewing. You name it, she made it… anything from dolls, to quilts, and dresses. She knew that I was a fan of Superman since I was a child and that I grew into a collector as well.

One Christmas, she gave me a gift that I didn’t expect… a Superman pillow made from a fabric that was sold at the time. The front side features…

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Faster Than a Speeding Bullet poster (1994)

The poster features Superman (in his then long, flowing hair) swooping in to save Lois Lane from a barrage of bullets. The poster on the wall beside Superman possibly explains why the attempt on Lois’ life is taking place. This wonderful work of art was painted by artist/sculptor Joe DeVito who also worked on…

Warner Bros. Studio Store 12.5-inch Superman vinyl figure (1995)

Yet another gem from the days when the Warner Bros. Studio Store could be found at local shopping malls. Here is a 12.5 inch tall Superman vinyl figure that was sold exclusively in the theme stores. Sold in 1995, this figure depicts Superman in his “resurrection” long hair. The figure is more of a statue since it has only five points of articulation (shoulders, waist, and legs) and was part of the…

Kenner FAO Schwarz exclusive History of Superman figures (1996)

In 1996, the historic toy company FAO Schwarz sold an exclusive set of Superman figures produced by Kenner. A rather large box titled “The History of Superman Collection” opened up to reveal three twelve-inch Superman figures chronicling the history of the character through three separate costume designs.

The first figure is representative of the Golden Age Superman, the second of the Silver Age Superman and the then considered…