Lili Ledy was one of the top toy producers in Mexico in the 70’s and 80’s. Mexican laws restricted toy imports, meaning, if a toy was sold in Mexico it had to be made in Mexico. While you may have seen the cheaper quality Mexico Bootlegs before, Lili Ledy were sold to higher end stores like El Palacio De Hierro, Sanborns, Gigante, and a few others. While these come up on occasion as loose items, finding them packaged is a very tough task.
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Due to restrictions, seeing imported toys in Mexico was extremely rare and didn’t start happening until the late 80’s. The next variation of toys were US and Canada released (made in Hong Kong) and imported to Mexico, as exclusives to the Mexico Kenner Club (or “Club De Kenner”). These sticker variations are among some of the hardest to find Super Powers variations, as well as one of the lesser known. They sent both 3rd series large cards, and Shell promo Canadian Short cards. I won’t call them “quality control rejects” but you’ll notice on several of the short cards, a few were mispackaged on Superman cardbacks.
In addition to figures sold in Mexico, there were some figures made in Mexico but sold in the US. There are 3 characters with variations made in Mexico: Batman, Flash, and Superman
Batman and Superman are nearly identical to the versions made in Hong Kong except the date stamps, many people confuse these versions with first shot prototypes since they don’t have the date stamps. First series Flash is easier to differentiate because he uses a different leg mold than the Hong Kong version, although Flash released on second series cardbacks still use the Hong Kong legs.