is my Comic version of the 12 inch Superman, much different
from the version done as a tie in to the movie. General Zod,
Jor-El, and Lex Luthor courtesy Brian
is a Canadian released Superman figure, which never saw release
in the United States, he is much more difficult to find than
the later Movie inspired Supes. A recent find of Harbert (Italy)
boxed versions has brought his price tag down though.
Removable boots, plastic embedded insignia (not a sticker)
and each has one hand that points! The Movie Superman has
a buff chest and different head, which was common of nearly
all of the 12" releases in the US.
I say a loose tie-in to the movie, I mean Mego released figures
of characters in the movie. However, they didn't have the
rights to the actual movie likenesses (sp?) so the figures
are based on the comic book designs for the characters, but
the head sculpts are definitely taken from the actors. Therefore,
no toupee for Lex, and no cool black robes with white Superman
crests on Marlon. .
Movie or commonly known as Reeves Superman in a Canadian (Grand
Comic Headed Superman in his Pedigree (UK) Box.
Stop the Presses, a new discovery! In France, Pin Pin Toys
released the standard comic headed Superman in the Movie box.
Not a box switch like previously thought but a legitimate
variation. (Thanks to Sebastien for this wonderful pic and
The Denys Fisher Superman is a UK Exclusive and has a unqiue body style and ability
The Denys Fisher Superman is a UK Exclusive and has a unqiue body style and ability. Mego Designer John McNett originally proposed this as 12" Diecast figure which was scrapped due to child safety concerns. During the writing of this article, it was discovered McNett was unaware the power feature Superman was ever released!
Here is the 12" Movie Supes, which is more commonly found.
Beside him is the UK Denys FIsher "Power" Superman whose bulky
body (and rather tiny head) has a crushing action not unlike
the Six Million Dollar Man
A nice detailed shot of um, well, Superman's knob.
The Mego licensed Ensueno Superman 12" doll, found only in
This Superman 12" Playset would have made for a cool addition
to the line, sadly, buyers didn't order enough for Mego to