Back in the mid 1990's I bought a book called Comics Collectables and their Values.
I loved this book and still do. It is very well thumbed!
One section deals with vintage superhero rings.
It covers such legendary rings as this, the Supermen of America Members ring from 1941
I was so taken with this chapter on super hero rings that I bought several modern Green Lantern plastic rings for my old toy stall. I thought they were brilliant!
Modern 3D printers can print rings like them now!
It was fun the whole ring thing and I did look out for interesting toy rings at car boot dales back in the day.
So it was a real thrill to be reminded of my old interest when I caught the super hero flick Deadpool on the box this week.
There are two 'toy' rings in Deadpool.
One of them Ryan Reynolds mentions by name, the Voltron ring, but I couldn't see it in the film. Voltron is one of those obscure 80's cartoons that I was made aware of first through collecting action figures. You may know it much better than me.
Anyway, after a little online research the Deadpool Voltron ring looked liked this, a fairground prize
It would appear that they are perhaps copies [or maybe not] of an original by Han Cholo
Not sure why Deadpool would be interested in Voltron per se other than creating a cool vibe of 80's pop culture references.
Speaking of pop references, the second ring in Deadpool is the Ring Pop, like this one
Not so much a super hero ring but a type of candy dispenser, the ring pop was worn, the big sugar diamond sucked by kids the world over.
Still very much alive and sucking, the ring pop is a pop culture icon and sold to grown up 80's kids the world over as on this site for bachelorette parties
In Deadpool Dead proposes to his girlfriend with a ring pop!
I wonder if proposals like this increased after seeing the movie?
Have you or did you have any toy or collectable rings readers?