Greetings to all, and thanks for checking out this latest Super Powers Highlight. Today we’ll be taking a look at the four Signature Stamp Sets put out by Craftmaster. Craftmaster was a really fantastic licensee for Super Powers. They put out the Stamp Sets, Stain-a-Sticker Sets, Figurine Paint Sets, puzzles, the stained-glass Sun Shiner set, poster paint sets and a few other really neat random items. A lot of varied product led to a lot of interesting package designs, making them a really eye-popping and interesting addition to the overall Super Powers display that seems to have taken over my entire condo. LOL.
One great thing about the set right off the bat is the inclusion of Hawkman. Yes, you’d expect every company that had the Super Powers license to include the "Holy Trinity" of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman…but Craftmaster managed to give good ol’ Carter his due. Not only his own set, but with artwork that (to my knowledge) wasn’t used on any other manufacturer’s product packaging.
The general layout of the Stamp Set on the card is also really well done, with the huge logo in proportion to the card, the bright colors of the individual character booklet and the logos of all the stamps in the set toward the bottom. The pencil and stamp topper are offset to the left, which gives all the artwork a chance to shine through yet still letting you know exactly what this is with just a glance.
Stuff like this really makes my collection, especially when I’m able to locate every part of a set of specialized ephemera like this. I believe I have everything Craftmaster has produced now with the exception of the Superman tray puzzle and the Superman 70-piece boxed puzzle. Look for future installments of the Highlight to showcase each neat area the company entered. Their packaging alone is certainly worth bringing to your collective attention.
Now, to the images!
Thanks for reading along, and be sure to check back tomorrow for a large update to a previous blog entry! Take care.