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Old 08-21-21, 10:00 PM
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I own every Super Powers figure, vehicle and playset, including the rare Super Amigos Cyborg and Riddler.





The only thing that has eluded me has been the Super Amigos CapitŠn Rayo which was released only in South America and it’s basically impossible to find. I’ve searched for over 20 years for that figure and only seen it on eBay once for $5000 from a dealer with 0 feedback. The figure is a ghost and I still look for it every time I travel for work to Peru, Argentina, Colombia and Ecuador and still haven’t been able to find it. A rumor is that a bulk of the figure went to Venezuela but because of the government there over the past 20 something years, things like collectibles have been on low priority



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Old 08-22-21, 02:37 AM
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I thought ARTFX+ put out some really cool Super Powers replica statues a few years back from Kotobukiya.
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I thought ARTFX+ put out some really cool Super Powers replica statues a few years back from Kotobukiya.
You are correct. Kotobukiya put out seven of these statues that were replica of the Super Powers figures but without the joint mobility. They came in a box with the artwork that the Super Powers toy cards had but unfortunately they didnít sell well at all and were liquidated by Diamond for $3 in one of their statues fire sales from 2016. They did Batman, Robin, Superman, Aquaman, Green Lantern, Flash and Hawkman. I believe they had a Wonder Woman, Joker and Lex Luthor planned, thus completing Wave 1 of the Super Powers but the line for the statues was cancelled
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Old 08-22-21, 09:33 AM
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The Super Powers for DC was incredibly popular. DC was still running a retitled Super Friends show at the time and the action figures designed by Jose Garcia Lopez and Jack Kirby looked amazing. To this day, I still donít understand why DC hasnít produced a similar line of figures for kids to play with.




The Secret Wars figures were good for the time and the line was ok, but it was pretty clear that they didnít want to do any figure bigger than the mold they were using for all of them. Basically, the body is the same for everyone but the faces change for each character.





Funny thing is that Hasbro has actually released a recent line of figures mimicking the Secret Wars one and they finally released a Hulk



i bought this green Hulk. I hope they also do a Thing.
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I had the Penguin and Robin from the Super Powers line. Theyíre probably still somewhere in storage. Accessories are most likely long gone. I think at one point I broke something on Robin (either an arm or a leg) from playing with it a bunch.
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Next round of Mego figures available exclusively at Topps.com



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On the other hand, Marvel Productions was extremely successful producing cartoons for other companies and toy lines besides Marvel characters. They did Spider-Man, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, Hulk and X-Men: Pryde of the X-men but because of studio meddling and concerns about violence, these series were failures. Characters werenít allowed to strike each other so it made fight between heroes and villains extremely boring. The stuff that made comics great wasnít allowed to be done in their animation counterparts. Even by the time the X-Men and Spider-Man series hit Fox, they were told to tone down the violence.
One other big reason we didn't get any new Marvel Comics-based cartoons between the Incredible Hulk in 1982-1983 and X-Men in 1992 because networks and investors/production companies didn't think the Marvel characters enough "marque value". Seriously. They were only able to do the one-off Pryde of the X-Men special because they used the money that would have otherwise funded a 13th episode of their concurrent Robocop cartoon.
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One other big reason we didn't get any new Marvel Comics-based cartoons between the Incredible Hulk in 1982-1983 and X-Men in 1992 because networks and investors/production companies didn't think the Marvel characters enough "marque value". Seriously. They were only able to do the one-off Pryde of the X-Men special because they used the money that would have otherwise funded a 13th episode of their concurrent Robocop cartoon.
Man, what I wouldn't give to have had a venue as a kid to explain to these bozos how much I loved Pryde of the X-men (even if they wouldn't be able to keep up that quality of animation over a series). I never knew about that Robocop part.
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Man, what I wouldn't give to have had a venue as a kid to explain to these bozos how much I loved Pryde of the X-men (even if they wouldn't be able to keep up that quality of animation over a series). I never knew about that Robocop part.
Well we got a cool badass 6 player arcade game and the 90's series out of it. So in retrospect, the pilot wasn't a total loss.
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Well we got a cool badass 6 player arcade game and the 90's series out of it. So in retrospect, the pilot wasn't a total loss.
Did the 90s series come out of the interest in Pryde? If so, awesome. I still think there was a gigantic missed opportunity there in basing an ongoing series on the 80's Claremont-style X-men (with Kitty) instead of the 90's Claremont/Lee/Image guys style X-men (with Jubilee), but that's probably just a lot of nostalgia.

3 and a half days left to help "crowdfund" Marvel Legends Galactus:
https://hasbropulse.com/products/mar...gends-galactus

The two announced stretch goals (a Marvel Legends herald nova and silver surfer) were just barely reached, mainly because they set the initial backer amount so high. At this rate unless they go back way lower I'm not sure they'll ever get another HasbroLabs Marvel one at this level/price again. Hopefully they reveal a third stretch goal to shoot for.
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Old 08-27-21, 06:34 PM
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The third (and probably last) stretch goal is the herald Morg. As a fan of the Ron Lim 90s Silver Surfer, it is certainly intriguing but no guarantee because they upped that goal to 20k backers, which is a ridiculous 3000 over the last tier (tiers 1 and 2 were only 1000 backers apart)

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Old 08-28-21, 12:14 PM
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I caved in and pledge for 2 of the Galactus figure as a friend of mine wanted one too. I'm pretty sure it'll hit to 20k as there seems to be a rush of orders for it. I expect now the prices for Firelord, Terrax and other heralds released in the past to skyrocket as people would want to have all of them to place them with Galactus.

I'll have to hunt now for the Toy Biz Galactus, which is the only one that I'm missing from all the Marvel releases.
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Old 08-28-21, 02:17 PM
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I think it gets there, barely, but I don't think we get another reveal/tier, which is too bad.

The only herald I can think of that they did was Terrax, which was a BAF back when they got the license back and... wasn't very good. Oh, and the Walgreens exclusive Silver Surfers. Did they do a ML Firelord?

They already announced a new FF wave to coincide with this Galactus, and I'm sure we're going to get Air Walker, Firelord, a revamped Terrax, etc. eventually.
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The only Firelord figure available is one done back in 1995 for the Fantastic Four animated series line.
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I wish the Punisher Robot was included with this. I don't think we'll ever see a figure of him



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That's...underwhelming.

I was hoping for either a "classic" Galactus head or yet another herald I could flip to help defer the cost of this $400 action figure that I hate myself for even considering buying.
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That's...underwhelming.

I was hoping for either a "classic" Galactus head or yet another herald I could flip to help defer the cost of this $400 action figure that I hate myself for even considering buying.
Same feeling here. Again, was hoping for that Punisher robot figure.
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I'm struggling to think who's excited for that last add on. I realize Morg is fairly obscure but at least he was in more than one comic?

The campaign ends at midnight Eastern tonight, btw.
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I'm struggling to think who's excited for that last add on. I realize Morg is fairly obscure but at least he was in more than one comic?

The campaign ends at midnight Eastern tonight, btw.
No one seems to be excited except apparently Jesse Falcon.

I think it's dumb, but it really is irrelevant. After all the boo-hooing about the price and the high backer thresholds, this thing blew the Sentinel out of the water. Either people have scalper fever after seeing the aftermarket prices for the Sentinel, or Hasbro really knows what it's doing. Maybe both.
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No one seems to be excited except apparently Jesse Falcon.

I think it's dumb, but it really is irrelevant. After all the boo-hooing about the price and the high backer thresholds, this thing blew the Sentinel out of the water. Either people have scalper fever after seeing the aftermarket prices for the Sentinel, or Hasbro really knows what it's doing. Maybe both.
Yeah, I do think that at least some see the after market prices of the Sentinel (which hasn't even come out yet) and Unicron and see this as at the very least a return on investment thing.
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They could have easily added one more goal as this is close to 25K backers with 9 hours to go.
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It's disappointing that after 22K, Hasbro stopped offering goal incentives. The funding finished last night with close to 32.5K and there was nothing added after the Doom head.
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Looking forward to this figure


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