5 Awesome Superhero Things on eBay this week

5 Awesome Superhero Things on eBay this week

Ron Ely Tarzan Vinyl from Marusan - 5 Awesome Things

!960s Ron Ely Tarzan Vinyle from Japan (eBay Link)

If you’re familiar with me, you know I have a fondness for Tarzan figures, especially foreign ones. This Japanese vinyl of Ron (He’ll always be Doc Savage to me) Ely is really exceptional to me. I’ll never own it but I am so happy it exists….

Bootleg Farrah Fawcett- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Bootleg Farrah Fawcett Doll (eBay Link)

Ok, so let’s deal with the elephant in the room, The characters from “Charlie’s Angels” are bending the rules putting it under the umbrella of “Superhero” but Corgi marketed “Kojak” under that banner, so I rest my case. I forgot what I was talking about.

Bootleg Mego Aquaman Doll- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Bootleg Aquaman Doll (eBay Link)


As you might know, I enjoy knock-off action figures and the sillier, the better. Case in point, The Superfriends, a series of discarded Mego Superhero outfits on the crappiest action figure body ever. Sprinkle in some wonderful artwork and viola, my wallet weeps…

Automan- 5 Awesome Things on eBay this week

Automan Action Figure (eBay Link)

As a Gen-X kid, I totally loved all what? 8 episodes of Automan when it aired in the early 1980s. While the show didn’t warrant much merchandise, the UK got a deluge of items including this action figure. Unfortunately, there is no Desi Arnaz Jr. figure to go with it. 


Reb Brown Captain America Poster- 5 Awesome Things on eBay

Reb Brown Captain America Movie Poster (eBay Link)

The Marvel TV movies were sold theatrically in Europe, and these posters always make me smile. As crappy as the first Reb Brown Captain America movie was, I have a real soft spot for part 2 AKA “Death Too Soon.” Not only is Cap in a costume I’d recognize but it has Christopher Lee as the closest thing to the Red Skull we’d see that century. So yeah, not perfect but Reb Brown will always be my Cap, although Chris Evans ain’t no slouch. Just sayin’ 


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  • John Stater on August 25, 2023

    Lest we forget, Ely also played old Superman in an episode of the Superboy tv show. They even made him look a bit like Brando as Jor-El, since the Superboy tv show was based on the Superman movies.

    • Mantooth on August 25, 2023

      Yeah that was awesome, he looked great too.

  • Adam Morrison on August 25, 2023

    Holy Kirby, that poster looks great!
    Aquaman as one of the Fantastic Four? Eh, I’ve seen weirder.

  • Jim Abell on August 28, 2023

    My cousin had one of those knockoff Angel dolls except hers came wearing a sparkly white jumpsuit and I believe the skateboard was white as well.

  • TRA on August 30, 2023

    I ALWAYS go skateboarding, in my tall, high healed shoes! *crash* 😀
    I think the drawing on the sport girl’s card, looks like Farrah Fawcett…from Charlie’s Angels!
    Don’t you think ? 😀

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