It’s time once again to look back on the legacy of Kenner’s Super Powers Collection and the figures that followed in its footsteps. This time around we’ll look at the man of steel himself, Earth’s greatest hero – Superman!
For almost as long as there’s been a Superman, there have been toys of the character. Some of the earliest ones were tin toys, and later simple, unarticulated plastic figurines, crude by today’s standards. The ’70s saw Mego produce several different sized Supermen – 8″, 12″, and 3 3/4″ – before a Superman figure helped kick off the Super Powers line. Toy Biz’s Superman was the first figure of the last son of Krypton to follow Kenner’s. Let’s take a look at the figure and his packaging.