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Superman

A TVTA Special.

Presenting… the Man of Steel, Superman print adverts spanning the 1970s to present day. Superman toys, games, food promotions, films, comics – all from the collection of TVTA. Enjoy!



Thanks for looking 🙂

Supermobile Saber – Inspired by Corgi Toys Die Cast Model

Greetings vintage mates 🙂 My good friend and fellow WP blogger – For Tyeth – has only gone and done it again… check out his latest creation: the Supermobile Saber, which is inspired by the iconic ‘punching fists’ Superman Supermobile vehicle, sold by Corgi Toys in the late 70s and throughout the 1980s. Supermobile Saber is the newest in our TV & Film inspired lightsabers collaboration series; our very own Pop Culture Cocktail Shaker Maker… all the cool stuff, mixed up, blended, shaken and stirred, and always with that dash of Star Wars!

FTSabersite

Hello Everybody…..Is it a bird?….Is it a plane?…..No it’s a new saber! Yes as you might have guessed from the image and quote we are visiting the realm of Superheroes and in particular….Superman! This is another instalment in my on-going collaboration with TheVintageToyAdvertiser and focuses on the Corgi toy range of the 1980’s and the spaceship/aeroplane vehicle, the Supermobile. Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and drawn by artist Joel Shuster way back in the 1930’s (Superman was originally going to be a vagrant man who had an experimental drug tested on him which gave him superpowers), but the first real appearance of a Superman we recognise today came back in 1938 in Action Comics #1 published by Detective Comics (later known as the famous DC Comics of today). Fast forward a few decades and many TV shows, films and comic books and we come to the 1980’s where superheroes all…

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May the 1982 Wilton Yearbook of Cake Decorating be with you

The Wilton Yearbook of Cake Decorating 1982 had been on TVTA’s ‘to get’ list for a few years …

Mainly because of this cake-tastic Star Wars ad …

Star Wars ESB cake pans, candles, molds and toppers. The Wilton Yearbook of Cake Decorating 1982. US.

And this …

Star Wars ESB cake toppers. The Wilton Yearbook of Cake Decorating 1982. US.

But the US baking publication also serves up some other interesting pop culture goodies …

Like these …

And these …

And these …

And these …

Then there’s this cheestastic and delightful happy family in the kitchen ad … hotdog! I think they’re making a happy lion cake …

And … You’ll be a baking star …

And finally, Wooof’s favourite, a most adorable big cat big cake cover … it’s the happy lion …

Right, we’re off to find our aprons and chef’s hats for a round of happy lion cake making in the TVTA kitchen. Until next time, you can have your cake magazine but don’t ever eat it, and remember kids … a lion is not just for Christmas but forever. Thank you for sweetly decorating with us 🙂

 

Some more Hostess snacks with your Saturday Morning TV?

Some great retro ads just in to compliment two of TVTA’s favourite categories. You can see the original Saturday Morning TV section here and Superhero Hostess Twinkies, Cup Cakes and Fruit Pies here

For now, Here are the newbies. Thanks for looking.


NBC Saturday Morning TV featuring Spider-Man, the Smurfs, Mr.T, Alvin & The Chipmunks, and other cartoon favourites.

US. The New Mutants. 1985.

US. The New Mutants. 1985.


CBS Saturday Morning TV featuring Sylvester and Tweety, Bugs Bunny, Tarzan and others.

US. Weird War Tales. 1976.

US. Weird War Tales. 1976.


Hostess Fruit Pies featuring Batman.

US. Weird War Tales. 1977.

US. Weird War Tales. 1977.


Hostess Fruit Pies featuring Batman.

US. Weird War Tales. 1978.

US. Weird War Tales. 1978.


Hostess Cup Cakes featuring Superman.

US. Weird War Tales. 1978.

US. Weird War Tales. 1978.


Hostess Fruit Pies featuring Superman.

US. House of Mystery. 1981.

US. House of Mystery. 1981.


Hostess Cup Cakes featuring Wonder Woman.

US. Weird War Tales. 1980.

US. Weird War Tales. 1980.


Hostess Cup Cakes featuring Red Tornado.

US. Ghosts. 1981.

US. Ghosts. 1981.


Latest ads: Reading over Superman’s shoulders…

Baron Ironblood, Charlie’s Angels, Speeder Bike pilots, Transforming robots and multiple comic heroes trying to read over Superman’s shoulders… just some of the characters featured in the latest ads to line up inside TVTA’s scanner. This week’s selection comes from UK publications Eagle, Eagle and Tiger, and Star Wars Weekly.

First up, spot the famous comic heroes trying to take a peek over Superman’s shoulders to snatch a look at the latest comic available from the Forbidden Planet Store.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978. Artwork by Brian Bolland.

It’s Superman again! This time he’s advertising the Superman III movie for the UK Shreddies breakfast cereal 1983 promotion.

UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


Action Force.

UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


Transformers.

UK. Eagle and Tiger. 1985.

UK. Eagle and Tiger. 1985.


UK. Eagle and Tiger. 1985.

UK. Eagle and Tiger. 1985.


Airfix.

UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


Corgi.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.


UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.


 

Superman: Action Comics #1 advert from 1974

In 1938 it cost just 10 cents… Last year a copy of it sold for a comic book record of 3.2 million dollars. This 1974 advert illustrates nicely the excitement that has always surrounded the famous Action Comics #1 since its original publication.

US. Tales of Mystery. 1974.

US. Tales of Mystery. 1974.

 

Cover of Action Comics 1 Jun 1938 DC Comics Joe Shuster and Jack Adler

Cover of Action Comics 1 Jun 1938 DC Comics Joe Shuster and Jack Adler

Action Comics #1, featuring the first appearance of Superman, is the most valuable comic book in history and has consistently nabbed headlines.

To date it holds the ‘most valuable’ record since smashing it’s way past the 3 million dollar mark when sold on eBay on August 4th, 2014 for the sum of US$3,207,852.