Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Superman Week: Superman Playset (Ideal; 1973)
In 1973, Ideal Toy Company released several small play-sets, including one for Marvel's Spider-Man, and for the Man of Steel, Supes himself.
This "sensational" Superman play-case is made of sturdy vinyl and folds out to reveal three backdrops inside.
These are: The Daily Planet, the Fortress of Solitude, and the "Villain's Hideout."
The (two-dimensional) "figures" who populate this Ideal Playset are small cut-out (or rather punch-out...) cardboard characters requiring stands.
There are likenesses here of Superman, Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White, Supergirl Krypto, and villains such as Mr. Myxlplix, Lex Luthor and Brainiac.
I had one of these as a kid but haven't seen one in years (except on the Net.)