Remember when you could walk into a fast-food restaurant, pay a few cents extra, and get a real glass featuring your favorite comic book or cartoon character? Remember how much fun was it to go back every week to see what glass would be released next? I remember owning and cherishing several superhero and Star Wars glasses myself.
Well Firestorm fans, feast your eyes on this…
Perplexed? You don’t recall seeing this particular glass as a kid? Don’t worry, your memory isn’t faulty. This is a new glass produced just last year from PopFun Merchandising’s ‘Toon Tumblers line.
They did a phenomenal job making this glass look like a genuine DC character glass from the 1970s. The art is evocative of the original 1978 Firestorm series, and the logo is taken directly from that series. The drawing of Firestorm himself was most likely done by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez; since PopFun uses the DC Style Guides for much of their artwork this is a reasonable assumption. The background nuclear symbol (based upon Firestorm’s chest insignia) was drawn by Thom Zahler (creator of the comic book “Love and Capes“).
This awesome pint glass is a must-have for all Firestorm fans! C’mon, it’s Firestorm and a pint glass – what a perfect combination! Okay, is it a true “pint glass”? Probably not, but it’s darn close. I purchased two myself because glasses have a tendency to get broken in my house — R.I.P. 1976 Aquaman Pepsi glass.
You can order yours today from PopFun Merchandising by clicking here. They also have a wide selection of other Marvel and DC character glasses worth checking out.
My thanks to Thom Zahler for providing the background information on this piece. Also, the first couple sentences of this post were taken from the PopFun web site.
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