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Legion of Doom Team Member

Toyman
Toyman
Information
Real name: Jack Nimball
Species: Human
Home Planet: Earth
Universe: Earth-1A
Base: Hall of Doom
Affiliations: The Legion of Doom
Rogue of: Superman
Voiced by: Frank Welker

Toyman is a member of the Legion of Doom who uses deadly toys to plague his enemy, Superman, as well as the other members of the Justice League.

This jester-like incarnation is believed to be Jack Nimball. Toyman's favorite book is Jack and the Beanstalk.


Background Information

On the parallel-universe of Earth-One, Jack Nimball replaced the first Toyman, Winslow Schott.

This also seems to be the case on Earth-1A, although this is never confirmed in the comics or the series.


During the 1970s, Nimball assumed the identity of Toyman during the period in which Schott retired from his criminal career. Nimball, wore a jester costume and used a similar modus operandi to Schott's Toyman.

Unfortunately, this version of Toyman proved short-lived. In November 1976,[1] Jack Nimball is murdered by Winslow Schott. After killing Nimball, Schott resumes his crime career as the Toyman.

This murder takes place in the Earth-One universe in 1976. This however, does not appear to be the case in the SuperFriends universe, Earth-1A. Two years later, in 1978, the Toyman is alive and well, providing problems for the SuperFriends (Season 3).


Toyman PM version 2
Toyman PM version 3

The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show (1979-1981)

A similar rendition of the Toyman appears a few years later in an episode of The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show, simply titled "Toyman." He is still dressed like a jester, but this time his costume is now red, green, and yellow, and he has a wind up spring on his back. It's possible that this version of Toyman is just an android created by Jack Nimball.[2]



Abilities

  • Destructive Toys: The Toyman posses a mechanical genius which is manifested in the form of many violent, destructive, and dangerous toys


Weaknesses

Being human / mortality


Transportation

  • NONE


Legion of Doom Team Members


Members of the Legion of Doom
Members:
Lex LuthorBrainiacBlack MantaCheetahSinestroGorilla GroddCaptain ColdScarecrowToymanSolomon Grundy • The RiddlerGigantaBizarro
Expanded Team:
Doctor Natas


Episode Appearances


Notes


Trivia


External Links


See Also

Winslow Schott - the original Toyman


References

  1. Go to the DC Database for more on Superman, Vol. 1 #305 (November 1976).
  2. The reason that this version of Toyman is relevant is because this show is believed to share canon with the SuperFriends. Meaning that this version may be part of the Earth-1A universe.
  3. Go to the DC Database for more on Action Comics, Vol. 1 #432 (February, 1974).

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