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 it lasted, say, as long as Star Wars did and produced 100+ figures instead of the 34 that SP eked out in 3 years back in the mid-1980′s.
If there’s one thing I respect, it’s passion. Scott and the Four Horsemen have translated their passion for Super Powers into action and not only re-created all (the rest are coming, folks) of the characters that Kenner came out with, but they also have applied that same vision to making the line that Kenner might have produced if they started development in 2007 instead of 1982.
I know a lot of you will hate this idea, but I’d absolutely LOVE them to make a Quadrex, Shockwave, or Silicon in DC Universe Classics. A lot of the proposed Wave 4 characters have already been produced (Man-Bat, Vigilante, Blue Devil, Bizarro, John Stewart, Deathstroke), as well as some of the new deluxe "Power Plus" line that would have debuted in 1987 (Zan, Jayna). Their passion certainly fuels mine in collecting DCUC, and it spills over into the other characters in that line. Case-in-point :
Awesome, eh? I love them all. When I look at my DCUC collection (now in the living room on top of the television) it’s really amazing we’ve gotten all the characters we have…and the current license agreement is only halfway done! Not only that, it’ll probably be renewed in 2013 for another 5 years! I can’t even begin to imagine what we’ll have in our collections by 2018…
That being said, the whole point of this blog is to share the Super Powers connection…and since I took this photo the other day :
I wanted to take shots of everyone I have (so far) with their Super Powers counterpart
First off, some close-ups of that "original 12" Super Powers shelf, featuring the figure releases from 1984 :
Next…well, and last since there are so many of them (heh), are all the ones I have peppered throughout my massive Super Powers collection.
They really do complement everything so well, and are certainly perfect for my display. I’m not even done yet, since DCUC Desaad and Cyclotron (just released) have yet to appear here, and NM Super Powers examples of Mr. Miracle and Cyborg (already released in DCUC) are on the purchasing back-burner for now. There will also be expansion around Christmas time once Golden Pharaoh, Samurai, Tyr, Martian Manhunter, Plastic Man, and Robin have all been released.
It’s an exciting time to be a DC Universe action figure collector, just as it was 25 years ago when Super Powers first hit aisle 7C!
Until next time, thanks for reading!