The superhero, Ironman, was originally part of a range of superheoes based on household appliances. In a similar way to other franchises of the time, it was to be bolstered by a TV slot dubbed "housewives half hour", featuring various shows displaying the unique selling points of the devices. Had Ironman been a success, Vaccuum-man and Cutlery-man were to be next. The few Cutlery-man sets that were produced are worth a fortune to collectors - uniquely, the 48 piece set has the bonus of transforming into a man, or a clothes-horse.

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