‘The Merchandise…’

Presenting an unashamedly nostalgic collection of vintage print ads from the yellowed pages of much-loved Warren Publications Famous Monsters (Of Filmland). Quite how The Man Of Steel had earned coverage in Forrest J. Ackerman’s flagship magazine remains a mystery but as the subjects were so wildly varied it never seemed to matter. Of particular interest …

‘Power Action…’

Originally designed by the Mego Corporation in the US and intended as a special oversize, die-cast figure (read all about its conception here) but eventually winding up in plastic as a UK exclusive, (see the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes! Superman range here) The Denys Fisher ‘Power Action’ Superman was a Frankenstein-like creation notable for its unique …

‘Quick Change..!’

Advertised in long-extinct UK publication Model & Collectors Mart and released by 5th Sense in the early 90’s – this sculpt by Lee Ames is notable for being the first ‘garage’ kit ever produced in the likeness of Christopher Reeve. The kit came in ivory resin and four parts (figure, raised leg, street base and …