Captain Planet merchandise -- The ''Earth-safe'' offerings from TBS's new cartoon hero

Captain Planet and the Planeteers

Move over Simpsons. When it comes to product licensing, Captain Planet will not be undersold. The new TBS cartoon eco-hero, who can be seen Sunday mornings battling legions of toxics-spilling villains, has lent his name and likeness to the broadest line of merchandise this side of the Ninja Turtles. The Captain’s 300-plus ”Earth-safe” offerings include greeting cards, posters, and books printed on recycled paper as well as plastic lunch kits, acrylic drinkware, nylon backpacks and warm-up suits, scratch ‘n’ sniff stickers, digital watches, canvas laundry bags, and yo-yos. Most of the merchandise, says a Captain Planet spokesperson, is accompanied by special ”messages to help young people look at the environment in a different way.” Good thing, too: The discarded packaging alone might require a super-sized landfill.

Captain Planet and the Planeteers
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