Man of Steel had something like $160 millions in promotional tie-ins. For the past month I have seen lots of Superman stuff hitting the shelves in just about every store I trade with, to use an outdated term. Action figures, DVDs, snack foods, books, drinking cups and the like are everywhere. This put me in a rather tough position as I don’t have a whole lot of extra money to spend right now but I still wanted to buy me some Superman merchandise as this sort of thing doesn’t happen every year. So while I did not buy everything I wanted to I picked up a few things here and there. Below is a sampling of my purchases.
I also have a pretty cool Superman drinking cup complete with straw as well another little bit of business that I will be giving its own post in the future. There was a lot more that I would have liked to buy but I managed to control myself. I was a bit disappointed that the local Books-A-Million didn’t have a better Superman display as they had plenty of merchandise to make one but I don’t know what their plan-o-grams are like. Despite my lack of buying stuff it was nice to see the merchandise in the stores. The DVD selection at both Wal-Mart and Best Buy was impressive in both scope and the price point and I would have bought some of them but…well…I already owned them. Still, if you haven’t been able to pick up the box sets of Justice League or Smallville or Lois and Clark now is the time to buy them.
Maybe I’ll be able to pick up some stuff when it goes on clearance. You never know.