Warner Bros. Studio Store Superman Bean Bag figure (1998)

In its day, the Warner Bros. Studio Store was a treasure trove of goodies. As a Superman fan, I found myself spending quite a long time in the store looking at all the collectibles. One of my acquisitions there back in 1998 was this Superman Bean Bag figure which stands at 10.5 inches tall. The interesting thing about this stuffed figure is that only the upper torso, shoulders, and lower legs are filled with “beans” and the rest is filled with fiber.

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Hasbro Superman The Man of Steel figure (2001)

Produced by Hasbro in 2001, this is a re-issue of the 1996 Superman: The Animated Series figure which was used as a marketing tie-in to the re-runs on Cartoon Network. As it was in its original release, the figure has six points of articulation and has a rubber cape. Its packaging was simplified down to a smaller card but still retained the Superman: The Animated Series style logo on the face of the bubble.

Superman: The Last Son of Krypton VHS tape (1996)

In 1996, Warner Bros. released this full-length animated feature called Superman: The Last Son of Krypton on home video. This VHS tape, in its plastic “clam shell” case, contains the pilot episode to Superman: The Animated Series which was a spinoff to the extremely popular Batman: The Animated Series by Bruce Timm.

After an interesting take on the hero’s origin, the story then introduces the megalomaniacal businessman named Lex Luthor who is showcasing his new Lexo-Skel suit of armor which is suddenly…