We didn't ever find the missing superman, but apparently you can almost replace a ten-year-old, 25-cent-garage-sale toy on amazon for about $14. This new one is actually about twice as big as the old one so maybe it's even cooler. Lex had been carrying around the other superman everywhere for about two weeks, so he was pretty devastated when he lost him. He could hardly contain his excitement when the package arrived with this new version.
Since Lex was responsible for the departing flight of Superman the First (I'd already rescued him once earlier in the day after a previous flight out the window) I made him "earn" the money to buy this one. He only did about fifteen minutes of work, but it took about five hours. I figure if you factor in his three-year-old age the math works out in the end.