Throwback Thursday: Vintage Superhero Toy Vehicles (Superman, Spider-Man, Batman)

My parents still house many of the toys, books and even stuff animals from my and my sister’s youth.  This means that my daughter has been able to repurpose many of the things I used to play with and cherish as a child.  Recently, we have been getting into toy cars.  So, we pulled out the box of Matchbox and other assorted die cast vehicles my sister and I used to play with all the time.  Within the box we found some things that were superhero themed.  I had completely forgot about them.  Turns out, they are all from a company call Corgi.  It is a popular UK brand that I am guessing were common in the States back in the ’70s and ’80s because we found a good number of them and probably had more back in the day.

So for this Throwback Thursday, I give you some vintage, and very played with, superhero vehicles from the 1970s.

1970's Corgi Junior Batman Batcopter

1970’s Corgi Junior Batman Batcopter

1970’s Corgi Junior Batman Batmobile

1970’s Corgi Junior Batman Batmobile

1970’s Corgi Chevrolet Superman Van

1970’s Corgi Chevrolet Superman Van

1970’s Corgi Superman Supermobile Rocket Car (with punching action arms on front)

1970’s Corgi Superman Supermobile Rocket Car (with punching action arms on front)

1970’s Corgi Junior Spider-Man Helicopter

1970’s Corgi Junior Spider-Man Helicopter

Corgi is still going strong and their supply of miniatures includes cars, trucks, buses, plans, helicopters and 18 wheelers.  Check them out here.



Hope you enjoyed this stroll down memory lane.  Now go out, have fun some and don’t forget to check out some of the other topics on this blog, such as Monday Cinema Club, Bookworm TuesdayAnything Can Happen WednesdayThrowback Thursday, and Friday’s Week in Review.

About OxenTrot

During the day, I am a mild mannered desk jockey who helps to manage a large IT company.  At night, I am a family man, who is insanely in love with his wife and a proud daddy to an amazing girl.  But in the pre-dawn hours, as most everyone else is still asleep, I am my alter ego.  During that time, I am: OxenTrot. Ox was a call sign bestowed upon me while I was an active duty United States Marine, mainly in tribute to the fact that I was a major gym rat. After 5 years and three tours of duty, I reentered the civilian world.  My call sign was replaced by my actual name but the Ox still lived inside. As I began to adapt to my new life, I also began to take on new adventures, such as starting a family, getting a “big boy” job and taking on endurance sports.
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