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Tyco Superhero Boxcars

Tyco Superhero Train cars

The mid to late seventies saw what would become a regular event in our lifetime, an explosion on superhero merchandising. Some of it cool and logical like the Mego Superheros and some of it well, just plain strange. Take for example the 1977 Tyco Superhero boxcars, an odd marriage of Comic Books and the Rail Yard.

Tyco Superhero Train cars

Tyco solely went with the DC characters for this venture and the used the seventies four pronged merchandising machine of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Shazam! Shazam faded from a lot of merchandise once his live action TV Series was cancelled. Poor Aquaman didn't get a train car! .

Tyco Superhero Train cars

The cars themselves use some classic DCU stock art, the Superman is by Neal Adams and the Batman is Carmine Infantino. I can only guess on the Wonder Woman and Shazam however....

Superheroic Links of Interest:

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