I've never quite understood why manufacturers of toy cars, like Corgi, Matchbox, Mattel, and Johnny Lightning ever thought it was a good idea to create car toys and plaster stickers of super-heroes on 'em... or for that matter, creating vehicles for heroes out of whole cloth that had no bearing on the character!
My file notes say that this is a Corgi car, but I strongly suspect the seller of this on eBay had it wrong, and it's really a Hot Wheels car. I can't see Cap driving one of these, can you?
I've become convinced, over time, that South American toy manufacturers had a better handle on what would make cool super-hero licensed product than US manufacturers did! I've seen some amazing stuff released in Argentina... and then there's this all-too-cool Captain America lunchbox manufactured in Brazil! Did any US manufacturer produce this same lunchbox in the USA?
So, apparently someone at Marx noted that they had this glider toy in production, and figured a good way to sell it would be to license super-heroes to print on them. What wasn't noted was whether or not the heroes chosen actually had the power of flight! So, while the Superman Sky Heroes toy was appropriate, they also did Batman, Spider-Man.... and Captain America.
Now, off the top of my head, I can name a bunch of characters that would've been more appropriate... from Marvel, for example... The Human Torch, Thor, Iron Man, The Vision (who was eventually made into glider form), And at DC, there'd be Wonder Woman, Red Tornado, Green Lantern, for starters. OK, so not all of those characters would've been immediately recognizeable by the decision-makers at Marx...
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