Best Superman Toy Manufacturer – Poll Results

In the latest Superman Homepage Member Poll we asked you the following question:

Which toy manufacturer made the best Superman action figures?

Most Superman fans don’t really care who makes their action figures, they’ll simply buy what they like. Those who are more particular go for the DC Direct, Kenner and Hot Toys figures.

Here’s the complete voting breakdown:

Which toy manufacturer made the best Superman action figures?
  • I really don't pay much attention, I just buy what I like.* 40%, 61 vote
    61 vote 40%
    61 vote - 40% of all votes
  • DC Direct 12%, 19 votes
    19 votes 12%
    19 votes - 12% of all votes
  • Kenner 12%, 18 votes
    18 votes 12%
    18 votes - 12% of all votes
  • Hot Toys 11%, 17 votes
    17 votes 11%
    17 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Mattel 8%, 12 votes
    12 votes 8%
    12 votes - 8% of all votes
  • DC Collectibles 5%, 8 votes
    8 votes 5%
    8 votes - 5% of all votes
  • McFarlane Toys 4%, 6 votes
    6 votes 4%
    6 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Mego 3%, 4 votes
    4 votes 3%
    4 votes - 3% of all votes
  • NECA 2%, 3 votes
    3 votes 2%
    3 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Toy Biz 2%, 3 votes
    3 votes 2%
    3 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Mezco 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Bandai 1%, 1 vote
    1 vote 1%
    1 vote - 1% of all votes
  • Hasbro 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Fisher-Price 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 154
November 11, 2020 - November 18, 2020
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afriend
November 19, 2020 1:59 am

I’m officially old; Kenner all the way. Even their 90s Man of Steel line (with the Super-Mullet) was great.

Superman2878
November 19, 2020 2:03 pm
Reply to  afriend

Ah yes, the super-mullet. Probably one of Superman’s most unforgettable hair styles. Ha ha ha 😀
I’ve always been a if I like what see, I buy it kind of person when it comes to Superman action figures. Doesn’t matter to me what company makes em.

afriend
November 19, 2020 4:07 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

When you make your trip to Seattle for a movie at the Cinerama, let me know and I’ll take you to my go-to collectibles store. I’m putting the owner’s kids through college…
Or if you prefer to shop online:
BobaKhan.com
Click the ebay link and shop away. Mention my name and get a blank stare for Free.

Superman2878
November 21, 2020 9:27 am
Reply to  afriend

Thanks afriend. I very much appreciate it. If I get a chance to visit, I’ll be sure to stop by. 🙂

Kal-Ed
November 19, 2020 3:44 pm
Reply to  afriend

I actually liked the mullet. It was a nice change for a while.

And yes….I’m one of those old guys who thought Kenner made some of the best Superman figures available. I still own the Man Of Steel figure with the mullet. Can’t believe it’s 26 years old. The S symbol is starting to wear off though. Any ideas how I can restore it?

afriend
November 19, 2020 4:04 pm
Reply to  Kal-Ed

Depending on how good of an artist you are (and if you don’t plan to try and flip it), I’d use model paint, a very fine brush, and a magnifying lense (or is it “lens”?!)

Kal-Ed
November 19, 2020 7:07 pm
Reply to  afriend

Depending if you speak British English or American English. 😉
Lense hails from the old English actually.
And thanks for the tip how to restore the S. I do have a steady hand when I’m crafting or fixing stuff.

afriend
November 20, 2020 2:30 am
Reply to  Kal-Ed

All I know is that spell check has rewened me…

Kal-Ed
November 20, 2020 12:20 pm
Reply to  afriend

Stupid Auto Correction hehehehe

MattComics
November 20, 2020 9:31 am
Reply to  Kal-Ed

Sometimes it could look OK depending on who was drawing it but it doesn’t really work. Even worse is having Clark Kent with a pony tail like he’s Duncan McCleod with glasses.

Kal-Ed
November 20, 2020 12:19 pm
Reply to  MattComics

Dan Jurgens and Tom Grummet did a great job drawing the mullet. Jon Bogdanove’s art didn’t have it in for me although his drawing style is appreciated. Kinda reminded me of Wayne Boring back in the 1940s and 1950s

NeoRanger
November 24, 2020 5:15 am

I’m really not well-informed enough for this question (and I missed the poll anyway), I haven’t bought a whole lot of Superman action figures in my life. I quite liked some Kenner stuff I had when I was young. The Mattel ones I picked up around 2006 (SR and JLU), not so much. Anything else tends to be too expensive for me.

So, I guess I’d have picked Kenner. They made the plastic Superman with long hair “statuette” I’ve kept on my nightstand ever since he was given to me for Christmas 1996, so there’s that.