Here’s a weird old bootleg I found on eBay a while back. This one is Superhero… it’s pretty obvious which superhero he is in spite of a slight attempt at changing his costume on the box art with red gloves and a red chest protector. I don’t know the manufacturer as it’s not mentioned anywhere on the box. Though the date isn’t mentioned, the style is certainly based on the 1990s Superman after the death of Superman storylines and his subsequent return with long hair. Not exactly my favorite version, but I thought this was interesting enough to pick up.
Superhero comes in an illustrated window box with some kind of accessory wired to the top. Is it supposed to be a staff? I’m not sure. Oddly enough, his cape is wired separately to the backer card as if it’s another accessory rather than part of Superman’s costume.
The figure itself stands about 10″ tall and is made of molded plastic. It’s actually not too bad a sculpt, but the paint on this thing is sloppy, extremely cheap, and prone to rubbing. I was the first person to take this out of the box when I photographed it and it already had numerous paint rubs. I think it may be based on one of the large Superman figures Hasbro released back then, or possibly even a larger version of a smaller Hasbro figure, though I couldn’t find an exact match in a cursory search on eBay and doesn’t ring any bells. Anyone have any opinions?