Superman Toys Throughout the Years
Apr 18, 2018
Happy 80th birthday, Superman!
In honor of the Man of Steel's big day, we take you through the vault courtesy of our friends at Hake's Americana & Collectibles.
Go back in time and check out some Superman toys throughout the decades!
KENNER SUPER POWERS SUPERMAN FIGURE (1984)
From Kenner's 1984 Super Powers collection comes this 4-5/8" tall action figure featuring Superman. The figure releases a "power action punch" when the legs are squeezed together. The cape was removeable and also came with a free comic book.
SUPERMAN PROMOTIONAL ASHTRY (1942)
You may not see ashtrays around anymore, but this piece has become one of the most sought after collectibles. Designed by legendary Superman artist Wayne Boring, the ashtray sold for $2,360 this year, and was used in the 1940s to promote Superman to distributors and retailers.
SUPERMAN JR. BOXED FIGURE (1980)
Made by Italian company Baravelli for the English market and was part of a line that featured the children of Superheroes. Fetched $118 at action this year.
SUPERMAN POPY JAPANESE ACTION FIGURE (1979)
Manufactured by the Mego Corporation and distributed in Japan, the box features art of Superman and Batman by legendary artist Neal Adams. The 8" tall poseable figure is outfitted in polyester.
SUPERMAN WIND-UP ROLLOVER PLANE (1940)
The toy was designed to travel forward a short distance before the Superman figure flipped the plane over 360 degrees and then repeats the cycle. This figure sold for $1,427 at auction this year.