Larami Super Heroes Skates
Larami was well known for some of my favourite Rack Toy output in the 1970s and 80s. However, the one thing that I am mildly obsessed with for their oddity is the so-called “Super Heroes Skates.” They’re cheap roller skates shaped like Super Heroes or are they Super Heroes shaped like Roller Skates? They all look chubby and as if they’re being held against their will. Wonder Woman especially looks non-plussed. Sure you can make these but did anyone ask why?
The Super Heroes Skates must have sold well as Larami carried them for about 3 years.
As a kid, I tried a pair of cheap skates like this and got my knee skinned after meeting my first pebble. I still look at these things and feel that.
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Ah, the days when Raggedy Ann and Andy were superheroes. 🙂