7-11 SLURPEE CUPS (1973)



The hero-themed Slurpee cups were issued by the 7-11 chain in the 70s.
    The DC collection, released in 1973, comprised 60 plastic vessels, mostly heroes but with nine villains. 
    The Legion characters featured on the cups were Mon-El, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Saturn Girl, Cosmic Boy, and Lightning Lad. The images used were fairly recent at the time, being drawn by hot new artist Dave Cockrum, who also designed many of the Legionnaires’ new costumes. By contrast, the pictures used for other DC characters were often stock images used in an earlier decade.
    On the other side of each vessel was a summary of the character’s origin, powers, and supporting characters.
    If Legion fans wanted to be more completist, they also collected cups which featured Superboy, Supergirl, and honorary members Jimmy Olsen and Lana Lang, although neither were shown in their super-hero guises. You could also go one step further and collect the Brainiac cup, which depicted the villain and his pet monkey Koko, who was later to become a pet of the threeboot’s Brainiac 5.
    There was also a checklist of all the cups to enable collectors to keep track of the items, and this in itself is a collectible for Legion fans because of the images used in the document.