There are a lot of cynics in the world who want their comics to be grim and realistic and dark and full of angst.  To those people, I wish only the best.  As a counterpoint, I present: The Supermobile!  Created by Superman to allow him to operate in environments full of Kryptonite or under a red sun, including a pair of fully articulated hands for grasping and punching.  It even has his logo on the hood (on his planet, it stands for Hemi), making for a great marketing opportunity and leading to today’s armored query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) used to actually have the toy, but it was left behind during a move once, asking: The Supermobile: Great Idea?  Or THE GREATEST Idea?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. If you are McFarland Toys (or who ever owns the license), it’s the greatest idea … until a the next great idea comes along.

  2. Great memories of this one. I have one! Try eBay Matthew. That’s where I got min for around $20. I had to compare a few but this one was in the best shape, the arms were still working, and the ‘S’ decals were still in place (although a little faded) on the back rudder but the nose one was missing. I owned one when I was younger and couldn’t believe I found one to buy.

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