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    Plaid Stallions Comic Hero Kites



    This is a new one to me, these Comic Hero kites from Remco were made in 1971, which was an odd year to be making Superhero merchandise seeing it was pretty close to the late 60s explosion. There are some pretty interesting things to notice about this line, first is the absence of Aquaman ( although I'm not sure if he had a monthly by this point) and the other is there is not one but two Flash kites, even one where he's punching Mirror Master.



    I mean that's some pretty obscure character choices there, even for 1971 when kids actually read comics. The other big tell this is from the early 1970s is the appearance of Wonder Woman in her weird-0 powerless Emma Peel days.



    I wonder how many kids would have even realized this was supposed to be Wonder Woman?
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    Yeah that was an odd time for Super Hero merch. Not much DC stuff was made between 1969 and 73 or so. I've seen the powerless WW kite before, and I think it may be the only WW item made of her karate-chopping days. Two Flash kites and one Superman is definitely odd.

    Cool find!

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    i seem to remember having a Shazam kite at one point
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    nice, those have to be worth a pretty penny
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    I did a little research and actually did find a Flash kite, so these did get made.

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    Interesting stuff.
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    I've got the 2 Flash kites in this set, both in the bags. Trying to find the rest to complete it.
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    These are awesome....never see these pop up

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    The Batman/Joker was auctioned off in April. Pretty infrequent for sure!
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    That artwork seemed a little weird

    Flash is in what should be a Superman pose --- and Superman is in what should be a Flash pose.
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