My latest find at Pound Land is another set of Superheroes to match those I found in November last year: https://poundstoreplasticwarriors.wordpress.com/2018/11/17/rip-stan-lee-and-farewell-from-the-pound-store-superheroes/
These figures are cleverly made to look slightly like well known Super Heroes without having to pay super (hero) amounts of copyright. I see glimpses of Iron Man, Spider-Man and Hawkeye.
Some people may look down on such ”bootlego” budget figures at four Superheroes for a Pound. 25pMan anyone? The QuarterofaQuid Kid?
Buying legitimate Lego super heroes with their Marvel and DC franchise would cost considerably more.
Even the real Lego base plates are quite expensive – however in Poundland this grey square cost only a pound, much less than Lego would charge.
However these generic, unnnamed, slightly derivative super heroes have what my parents called “play value”.
Hopefully the imagination of a child will make them priceless and valuable, as set out in this lovely paragraph in the Little Wars chapter from John G. Garrett ‘s Model Soldiers – A Collector’s Guide, late 1950s:
These ones will sit happily on my desk alongside the first set as inspiration. Repeat after me – Never forget, tiny plastic Super Heroes “I am Joan of Arc; I am Napoleon; I am Ivanhoe” …
Blog posted by Mark, Man of TIN blog on Pound Store Plastic Warriors, 10 February 2019.
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that was spiderman what i saw
Franchise and copyright holders might say so, but to me it’s definitely Arachnid Boy or The Mighty Mite.