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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

El Juego De Los Superheroes - 1977


As I have said many times before, the one piece of childhoodus nostalgiacalus that has eluded me over the years is the Super Heroes Checker Set, featuring Aquaman (and, admittedly, some others) as the game pieces. All I've ever been able to find of it is a catalog ad of the item.

And yet, here's a foreign edition, in pictures as big and clear as could be!

These photos were sent to me by F.O.A.M. member Ramiro, who has sent me all kinds of wonderful AquaStuff over the past year or so.

sgAs you can see, various members of the DCU got their own game pieces--Aquaman (using an image cribbed from Dick Giordano), plus the usual suspects--Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Arrow, and Green Lantern.

But since there were a lot of pieces to spread the love over, the makers of the game went deep into the DC bench, and used very off-brand choices like Dr. Light, Captain Boomerang, Cheetah, and Black Canary! Cool-o!

This version, which hales from Argentina, differs from the American version in the use of a different piece of stock art on the cover--in this case, Kurt Schaffenberger's fun Super Friends montage.

If you look closely at this shot of the American version:
...you can see some different characters not seen above in the foreign version. So either this Argentinian edition uses some different characters (unlikely) or the photo up top is missing some pieces.

In any case, thanks so much Ramiro!

1 comment:

chunky B said...

Hey Rob,

I'm still keeping an eye out whenever I go near a garage sale, toy show, or flea market!

Viva Super Heroes Checker Set!