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October 29, 2010
firestorm07.jpg Howdy howdy!  Welcome to another edition of the Super Powers Highlight.  Today I’ll be focusing on one of the latest additions to my collection, the Firestorm 33-back carded sample used at Toy Fair in 1986 to sell that year’s product to retailers. This also debuts a kind-of change for the highlight.  I have so many…

 

October 17, 2010
att6-blog.jpg Howdy folks!  Welcome to a (very lazily delayed) new edition of the Super Powers Highlight!  Today I’m focusing ATTention (heh) on a very rare piece…something that only one of which exists, and something where the subject matter never ended up being produced by Kenner before the line was canceled.  It took some begging, pleading and…

 

September 28, 2010
33backs.jpg   What a hellish day I’ve had.  However…in the mail…redemption!  (…and you wouldn’t believe the hotness of the chick taking the photo!)  WOOT!   As if that wasn’t enough, ALSO in the mail today…the completion of the eleven previously-released characters on the 33-back Super Powers card SET (flanking the Samurai hand-painted carded Toy Fair sample). …

 

July 24, 2010
06.jpg Okay, only a scant twelve hours have passed since the big Friday Mattel showings of SDCC 2010…and I think it’s high time I shut the hell up. I believe I owe Scott Neitlich an apology.  I’m sorry, Scott…you have it right.  Not only that, but you took the general criticism of the "loud but not…

 

April 29, 2010
shazams.jpg What’s old is new again! You know, as much as I rag on Scott Neitlich (ToyGuru) for his efforts on the Justice League Unlimited action figure line, I have to give him the ultimate props on what he’s done with DC Universe Classics.  This line is what the Super Powers line could have been had…

 

April 22, 2010
As was previously reported by a very dubious source, this week marks the Wooden Anniversary of Action Figure Insider. (No really, it’s wooden!  Look it up!  Jason Lenzi told me!  Seriously!). To celebrate this wonderous occasion, we (yeah, that damn Lenzi again…taking all the credit for himself) thought we’d do something different with our blog…

 

March 5, 2010
samurai12.jpg Hello, and welcome to another edition of the Super Powers Highlight!  Since Toy Fair 2010 has recently passed us by, I thought it appropriate to photograph this piece this week…the Samurai carded sample. It’s unclear as to what this sample would have been used for, but until subsequent information disproves me I’ll continue thinking it…

 

March 5, 2010
cyborg09.jpg Howdy all, and welcome to another edition of the Super Powers Highlight here at Action Figure Insider.  Today I’m calling attention to a rarity most people might not know about.  What’s generally known amongst people who collect this fantastic line is that there were three total waves of figures released from 1984 to 1986.  The…

 

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…

 

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