Super-Chirashi…

Japanese Movie flyers or ‘Chirashi’ (measuring approx. 25 1/2 x 18 1/2cm) have unique compositions culling art from alternative photographs or poster art – often deviating greatly from their western counterparts. They are double-sided and have more photos and movie synopses and/or cast information on the rear. This is a rare and very collectable set from all four movies. From my collection…

Andgor…

In response to an ad in the pages of Toyfare magazine and back when action figure customs were in their infancy – The above item was borne out of frustration at the lack of an official Superman action figure line. The Andgor Toy Co’s pledge that they could customise any figure you could think of was too good an opportunity to miss (or so I thought) so I hurriedly commissioned one based on Christopher Reeve (requesting the likeness from the Superman IV poster but including the kiss-curl). More than a year later and after hundreds of emails back and forth requesting progress reports, the above is what I received. I recall it was a lot of money for something I thought barely passable at the time but sufficed until Kris Meadows version erased all memory of it. Although the headsculpt shown here would be available on their website for many years, Andgor’s reputation became so poor amongst collectors they eventually dissolved …