The Super Powers Collection.

Since Bob already snagged Secret Wars, I figured I’d hit up the OTHER great superhero toyline of the 80s:

Kenner’s Super Powers Collection.

Man, I had TONS of these guys as a kid. I mean, literally minus Desaad and the Parademon, I had ever single one they put out in series 1 and 2*. Unfortunately, I was a kid, and a pretty creative kid at that. So most of my poor, poor action figures ended up swapping arms and accessories so I could make my own characters. Sure, I switched them back whenever I felt the need to have Batman chase down the Joker, but things still got lost or destroyed over time, and what’s left of my Super Powers collection now lies lost somewhere in my parents attic.

Of course, these days, I wish I could go back and slap myself over and over again until I cried for not treating them better, because really, it’s a line that has never been topped. Just look how awesome Firestorm is:

Yeah. Really shouldn’t have let Superman borrow his arms that time.

But it wasn’t just figures, oh no. I also had ACCESSORIES.

The Batmobile? Had it.

The Hall of Justice playset? Had it.

The Justice Jogger?


Ok, I didn’t have or want that weird thing. But the mail away Steppenwolf? He was bad to the bone, came with his own axe. You bet I had him.

The mail away Clark Kent figure? Perhaps the most boring action figure ever? Yeah, I had him too. I’d usually pretend he was an evil telepathic accountant instead.

There’s still hope for my poor, beaten down child hood figures from the Super Powers line though, because even the most beat up, broken down, amputee looking figures from the line still sell. Tho in the case of the auction below, I think it might have more to do with the rare Riddler figure from the South American Super Amigos version of the line** being included than anyone’s desire to reenact David Cronenberg’s Crash with action figures.

*- Since I only ever had figures from the first 2 series, I missed out on some of the awesomeness that was found in season 3, so I’ll give that it’s own post. Oh, and Swamp Thing never actually made it into the Super Powers line, tho he was scheduled to be in the never made 4th or 5th series.


One Comment

  1. Bob
    Posted March 4, 2010 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    As much as I love Marvel and the secret wars line, there’s no question the Super Powers toys were way better. Had and loved that Batmobile, and probably had about half of the figures. I also had the Lex-Soar and Supermobile.

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