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Superman: The Animated Series

Season 1 Episode 4

Fun and Games

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Sep 07, 1996 on The WB
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Episode Summary


Superman rescues Metropolis thug Bruno Mannheim and Lois from the vengeful Toyman.

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  • Toyman is out for revenge on Mannheim who was responible for framing his father and sent him to jail. Toyman not only trys to kill him, but he kidnapped Lois Lane. And it's up to Superman to save Mannheim and Lois in time before Toyman gets his revenge onmoreless

    This was a good episode of Superman. After seeing 3 part episodes of "the last son of Krypton," I was glad that it move right on to this episode. Toyman is a great villian, In one scene where he first appear, he was creepy! I'm even sorry that he had only two episodes of Superman and One Static Shock Episode. I wouldn't say it's the best Superman episode ever. It was really good and I really enjoy watching it. And I really did like the Animation Cartoon to this episode.Great design.moreless
  • Enter Toyman

    This is definitely one of the best episode from the animated series, and it is definitely one of the darker storylines. The Toyman makes an excellent villain, and is almost creepy at times. The creators have said that it seems more like an episode from Batman due to how dark and creepy the story is and I have to agree. Overall, this is one of the most have to see episodes in the series. They have taken a character that isn't so popular to the general audience and made him a threat to Superman! It's just a great episode and one of the best episodes periodmoreless
Bud Cort

Bud Cort

Winslow Schott/Toyman

Guest Star

Bruce Weitz

Bruce Weitz

Bruno Mannheim

Guest Star

Joe Nipote

Joe Nipote

"Spider" Spinelli

Guest Star

David Kaufman

David Kaufman

Jimmy Olsen

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: The striker lever does not release from the smoke grenade after the robber pulls the safety pin and throws it. So the grenade should not release smoke.

    • When Lois takes notes on the incident involving the thug's van, the pen she uses has a small planet on the end, identical to the one in the Daily Planet logo.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Toyman: A childhood is a terrible thing to loose, Miss Lane, but I'm getting mine back... with a vengeance.

    • Toyman: I'm ever so sorry to spoil your nice celebration, but I have a very important message to your boss Mr. Mannheim. Please tell him the Toyman is calling timeout on his little games. And don't be tardy...

  • NOTES (1)

    • First appearance of Toyman. He would later make a reappearance towards the end of the series' run and be a guest villain on Static Shock, Justice League and Justice League Unlimited.


    • Schuster Street

      When the cops lose the armored car at the beginning of the episode, one of them calls in a report, saying they lost them at "3rd and Schuster." This is a reference to Joe Schuster, who created the character of Superman with Jerry Siegel in the late '30s. (Incidentally, they sold the rights to the character to their publisher in 1938 for $130).

    • Toyman: Ashes! Ashes! We all fall down.

      This comes from a children's rhyme known as "Ring around the Rosie" or "Ring-a-Ring o' Roses".