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February 3, 2010
cyclotron04.jpg Goofy in-house characters for the win!  Yup, I’m of the minority, I know…I actually *like* these guys.  While news of their upcoming release in the DC Universe Classics line has caused tremendous uproar and their original inclusion in Super Powers (instead of some of the 3,000 characters already inhabiting the DC Universe) has never been…

 

January 24, 2010
gullivers-2.jpg Howdy all!  Welcome to yet another CAPtivating edition (hee hee) of the Super Powers Highlight.  This go-around we’re looking at one of the oddest things ever to come out of the Super Powers line in any country…El Capitan Rayo from Gulliver Juguetes in Brazil.  Covered in this blog, and I believe for the first time…

 

January 18, 2010
estrelajoker04.jpg Hellay hellay! (Bonus points for anyone who knows what that’s from!)  Welcome to another edition of the Super Powers Highlight!  In this installment we take a look at a piece that, as of this writing, is the only one yet to be seen in the collecting community : the Estrela Joker.  Estrela is actually a…

 

January 16, 2010
superman07.jpg Howdy folks…welcome to another highlight of the best vintage line around…Super Powers!  I can’t really call it Kenner Super Powers anymore, simply because of the vast differences that make the foreign variations so wonderful to pursue.  Obviously, if you’ve followed my previous blogs you’ll know one of those lines is Gulliver.  Here’s a prime example…

 

January 10, 2010
brainiac05.jpg As promised…another blog! Yes, I know…so soon after the first one of the year, too! Well, let me tell you, it’s exhausting work bragging…errr, BLOGGING about the cool stuff I’ve acquired for my collection. It really satisfies my huge ego…errr, makes me humbled to share with my fellow like-minded brethren. Up for showcasing today are…

 

January 7, 2010
shazam02.jpg …and we’re back! Boy, that commercial seemed like an eternity, eh? Wait, what? It really HAS been over 5 months since the last highlight? Wow…I’ve been a supreme slack-ass, for sure. Well, rest assured loyal readers (reader?) that one of my (few) New Year’s resolutions is to blog more…to the tune of once a week…

 

September 26, 2009
    …and yes, there will be detailed blogging. Peace, Chip

 

July 30, 2009
First off, thanks to Jim Abell for inspiring this blog.  Sometimes all it takes is one sentence in a message board post and the idea springs to life.  It was far more difficult than I realized, but that’s because I set a limit of trying to complete it by my 4th cup of coffee. This…

 

July 29, 2009
275px-Livewire_Closeup.jpg Well, I really hope this is the last time I’ll have to revisit this blog.  SDCC 2009 has come and gone, and while some solid figures were revealed to be coming from Justice League Unlimited…I’m left wanting.  I actually had a different opening statement here, but I read a quote from someone over at Fwoosh…

 

July 16, 2009
estrelaplasticman.jpg A deconstruction of the practice, in pictures…because I don’t need someone else to tell me my figure is in great shape.  I also like the "5 Feet" argument : an AFA90, AFA85, AFA80 or AFA75 all look *exactly* the same from 5 feet away.  Also, as far as I’m concerned it’s "artificial rarity" due to…

 

July 15, 2009
advertising6.jpg Well, I’ve got something special today for my loyal readers (reader?) out there.  When I worked as a graphic designer for 8 years at my home town’s newspaper in New York, one of the things we’d sometimes have to incorporate into the ads was a piece of "line art" provided by a company specific to…

 

July 13, 2009
gl4.jpg Hello, and welcome to "Back To Normal" week here at The Highlight.  LOL.  Today we have the "Small Card" Green Lantern figure, which is technically a Shell Gas Station promotion produced for the Canadian market.  This sub-line was released on smaller cards due to less space being available at point-of-sale (hey, it’s a gas station). …

 

July 10, 2009
Well, sadly we’ve come to the final day of "Impromptu Super Powers Gallery Week."  However, there’s something extra-special for you today…two rare figures that (as far as I know) don’t exist in online image form at any site other than right here.  The Lily Ledy company out of Mexico produced the "Super Podores" line…and yet…

 

July 9, 2009
Welcome to Day Four of "Impromptu Super Powers Gallery Week!"  It’s Euro-Disney time!   Okay, that was lame, but do you know how difficult it is to write concurrent witty opening statements for days on end?  It’s damn tough, I tells ya.  Today we serve up a healthy helping of European goodness, both with "Free Poster"…

 

July 8, 2009
It’s Day Three here at "Impromptu Super Powers Gallery Week," where on a whim I decided to just take good shots of everything I have foreign-wise and share them with everyone here at AFI and…well, does anyone *outside* of AFI read this thing?  Chime in if ya do, I’d love to hear from you.   Anyway,…

 

July 7, 2009
Hello, and welcome to Day Two of "Impromptu Super Powers Gallery Week" here at "The Highlight" as presented by "Men of Action" here at "Action Figure Insider."  Yes, the quotation marks are being thrown around "liberally" and "frequently" for this go-around as we take a look at Brazilian company Estrela’s Super Powers releases.  The more…

 

July 6, 2009
I was goofing around with the light box today and taking some pictures for the website when I decided to start taking good, quality images of everything I have.  So, I figured people might enjoy seeing some of the results.  While I don’t have enough information to do a formal blog on the Super Amigos…

 

June 15, 2009
Something that was lacking, but soon will not be.  Just in time for the 25th anniversary! I almost hate to say this phrase, but it IS a site about a Mattel line :  "Stay tuned!" Peace, Chip    

 

June 14, 2009
kickass.jpg This is the greatest collecting day ever.  Not only did my good friend Joe Grunenwald score me a 33-back Super Powers Batman off of eBay (when I thought I’d missed it), but I just unpacked the following…which all showed up at once.  It’s mind-blowing. From left-to-right  : Top Row – Super Amigos Batman, Robin (only…

 

June 8, 2009
flashlight1.jpg Hello hello!  Welcome yet again to another installment of the blog preferred by none of my ex-fiancees…the Super Powers Highlight!  I’m switching it up (still) before I get back to writing about the SP action figures and NOT covering one again this time.  Super Powers to me, is more than the action figures.  There are…

 

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