Andgor…

In response to an ad from 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 incorporating the kiss-curl).

Over a year later and after hundreds of ignored emails requesting progress reports, the above is what I finally received. I recall it was very expensive 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 years afterward,  it would appear I wasn’t the only unsatisfied customer as Andgor’s name would be met with derision in the collecting community and would eventually disappear altogether…

 

Pinewood Fine Dining…

Extremely rare photos of Margot Kidder & Christopher Reeve in the canteen at Pinewood Studios, England in 1977 – To maintain his physique Reeve would eat four times a day and often in costume. It was during one lunch session here that he met longtime girlfriend to-be Gae Exton by accidentally stepping on her foot in the queue. The stunt track jacket he is wearing can also be seen in the Superman; The Movie Special Edition DVD documentaries during filming of the baclony scene with Kidder and the group photograph session at the end of shooting (Bottom pic courtesy Capedwonder.com)