1982 Colin Penn Promotions : The Superheroes Swop Sensation


The Superheroes Swop Sensation was released in 1982 by Colin Penn Promotions in Durban, South Africa. Colin was the pianist and leader of Colin Penn and the Pennants, a musical trio that began in 1954. Colin and his wife Barbara first brought superheroes to South Africa with multiple promotions.
The Superheroes Swop Sensation is a series of sticker-cards featuring 70 different superheroes and villains from the DC and Marvel universes. Paper envelope packs were originally priced at 18 cents in South African Rand. Packs contain five base "Swopcards" and one "Clue Card."  A limited edition card featuring The Joker and "Wild Card" redemptions were randomly inserted into packs. The back of each base card contains the height and weight of each character, as well as a brief description in English. Card variations have been observed with either imperial or metric units.

Superman appears on one card in this series. The image is originally from a 1970 DC Superman logo. The Superman artwork was penciled by Curt Swan and inked by Murphy Anderson (Swanderson). The same artwork appears on the cover of the album, coloring book, and "Hall of Heroes" poster advertised with the card set.
The Superheroes Swop Sensation Official Souvenir Album was sold separately for 60 cents in South African Rand.
The Superheroes Swop Sensation was promoted on Video 2, a program hosted by Delia Sainsbury on South Africa's TV1 network. A limited insert of The Joker could be redeemed for a ride to school in the Batmobile. "Wild Card" inserts, serial numbered to 1000, could also be exchanged for a Batmobile ride or "some of 400 great prizes." The promotion was available to children living within a 25 kilometer radius of Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria, or Cape Town. Swopcards could also be used as discount vouchers for giant posters, coloring books, figurines, t-shirts, playing cards, and pencil tops.

1982 Colin Penn Promotions
The Superheroes Swop Sensation
Superman
Batman
Spider-Man
Supergirl
Spider-Woman
Hawkman
Batgirl
Wonder Woman
The Beast
Thor
Hercules
Black Widow
Captain America
Moondragon
Black Panther
Iron Fist
Sub-Mariner
The Vision
Shang-Chi
Nova
Valkyrie
Professor Xavier
Cyclops
Wolverine
Ghost Rider
The Angel
Marvel Girl
Storm
Colossus
Ice Man
Night Crawler
Silver Surfer
Banshee
She-Hulk
Hulk
The Human Torch
Mr Fantastic
Invisible Girl
The Thing
Nick Fury
Hawkeye
Luke Cage, Power Man
Daredevil
Iron Man
Falcon
Nighthawk
Scarlet Witch
Loki
The Riddler
The Red Skull
The Green Goblin
The Dormammu
Dr Doom
Mephisto
The Penguin
Dr Octopus
Cat Woman
Wonder Girl
Captain Marvel
Flash
Hellcat
Green Lantern
Ms Marvel
Shazam
The Dazzler
Doctor Strange
The Wasp
Aquaman
Robin
Green Arrow

Clue Cards
1 per pack
No. Text
1 The main colour of this Hero is green.
2 Red, Yellow and Blue are the colours of this hero.
3 This Hero's real initials are S.R.
4 Who ever heard of sleeping that long.
5 Vegetables are this Hero's weapons
6 1,7 m 66 kg is the size of this Hero.
7 Bringing the news is this Hero's vocation.
8 He's a cool customer indeed.
9 This Policeman's daughter is famous.
10 Is the Dr. really lame.
11 The world's fastest man.
12 Has the strength of 10 men.
13
14 Be careful of the nails they're like steel.
15 Some call this Hero Mr. Rider.
16 Our Hero is an American Lawyer.
17 This hero is no ordinary Clark.
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19 Our Hero comes from Gotham City.
20 Yellow and Red are two of this Hero's colours.
Redemption Cards
Wild Card #/1000
The Joker




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