In this version, Winslow Schott was an unemployed British toymaker who blamed Lex Luthor and his company, Lex Corp, for being fired from the toy company he was working for, and used his toymaking talents to seek revenge, which eventually caused him to cross paths with Superman.
The Toyman continues to commit various crimes in Metropolis, including engaging in child abduction.
The Toyman's creations have included devices such as life-sized wind-up tanks, acid-spraying water pistols, and toy soldiers that carry real guns.
The Toyman himself usually is dressed in a flamboyant costume.
The Toyman later became a much more sinister figure, shaving his head and getting advice from "Mother" (probably just a voice in his head, but possibly something more).
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In the 1970s, a second man named Jack Nimball assumed the identity of the Toyman during a period in which Schott had retired from his criminal career.
Nimball, who first appeared in Action Comics #432 (February 1974), wore a jester costume and used a similar modus operandi to the original Toyman.
Overall, despite the threat he poses, his modus operandi makes him a less terrifying villain compared to such foes as Lex Luthor.
The Toyman made frequent appearances in the Golden Age comics, but has appeared infrequently in Superman stories since then.
While this seems to have begun as a pose of what he thought people expected of a villain, it rapidly became a genuine psychotic break.