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 Post subject: Re: The Super Powers Thread - 2012 Edition
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:47 pm 
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Superman, Wonder Woman, Robin, Mr. Freeze and Penguin were reused molds.

Others like Hawkman, Flash, Green Lantern and Aquaman were new molds.

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 Post subject: Re: The Super Powers Thread - 2012 Edition
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:52 pm 
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There was a Hawkman from Toybiz? I think I vaguely remember that one! I know I didn't own that one, I had all the others. I as in 6th grade when the Batman line hit and then later DC Super Heroes!

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Yup! Check out this link for Hawkman. There is also a group shot too!

http://cooltoyreview.com/TB_DCSH_Hawkman.asp

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 Post subject: Re: The Super Powers Thread - 2012 Edition
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yeah I had them all sans Hawkman. I was buying them from Kaybee Toys in my local mall... oh how I miss Kaybee and Toyworks!

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 Post subject: Re: The Super Powers Thread - 2012 Edition
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krohlf24 wrote:
Superman, Wonder Woman, Robin, Mr. Freeze and Penguin were reused molds.

Others like Hawkman, Flash, Green Lantern and Aquaman were new molds.


Are you sure they were reused Kenner molds by
Toy Biz? I've heard this before, but I've also heard
that Toy Biz had sculpted new versions that closely
copied the Kenner figures. There are enough
differences between the Kenner and Toy Biz
versions to leave me in doubt.


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 Post subject: Re: The Super Powers Thread - 2012 Edition
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:43 am 
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Nick in NY wrote:
krohlf24 wrote:
Superman, Wonder Woman, Robin, Mr. Freeze and Penguin were reused molds.

Others like Hawkman, Flash, Green Lantern and Aquaman were new molds.


Are you sure they were reused Kenner molds by
Toy Biz? I've heard this before, but I've also heard
that Toy Biz had sculpted new versions that closely
copied the Kenner figures. There are enough
differences between the Kenner and Toy Biz
versions to leave me in doubt.


Pretty sure that Toy Biz used the Kenner figures as patterns (but not the actual molds) for most of the figures and creating new sculpts for the ones that needed it like the suited Lex, Two-Face, the second Flash and the Batman movie figures.


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 Post subject: Re: The Super Powers Thread - 2012 Edition
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The stories I've heard are that the molds were retooled.

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I compared today... Toy Biz Flash... yeah he put on some weight when compared to Kenner Flash from Super Powers!

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 Post subject: Re: The Super Powers Thread - 2012 Edition
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Van Statten wrote:
I compared today... Toy Biz Flash... yeah he put on some weight when compared to Kenner Flash from Super Powers!

The Toy Biz Flash is clearly a different sculpt. The
Toy Biz figures in question (as mentioned by krohlf24 above) are:

1-Superman, 2-Wonder Woman, 3-Robin, 4-Mr. Freeze and 5-Penguin.

To my eye, every single one of them has subtle
differences when compared side by side with
the Kenner versions. I haven't taken a close
look at them lately, but I do recall that the Toy Biz
Wonder Woman, for example, is sculpted thicker
than her Kenner counterpart. Not likely to be from a retooled mold in my opinion.


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 Post subject: Re: The Super Powers Thread - 2012 Edition
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To clarify, I wasn't talking about re-used/altered Kenner molds (Kenner clearly still had them since they were used for Robin Hood, The Dark Knight Collection and Batman Returns), I'm talking about using production figures to pantograph all-new tooling which would have had to be altered for new action features or to allow for the levers and buttons and would have the potential to alter dimensions, details and body structure slightly from the originals.


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 Post subject: Re: The Super Powers Thread - 2012 Edition
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Jim_Abell wrote:
To clarify, I wasn't talking about re-used/altered Kenner molds (Kenner clearly still had them since they were used for Robin Hood, The Dark Knight Collection and Batman Returns), I'm talking about using production figures to pantograph all-new tooling which would have had to be altered for new action features or to allow for the levers and buttons and would have the potential to alter dimensions, details and body structure slightly from the originals.


Yes, I think this makes the most sense. Thanks Jim.


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 Post subject: Re: The Super Powers Thread - 2012 Edition
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 4:32 am 
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Just scored one of my all-time grails, the all-black Estrela Super Powers Batman from Brazil. I'll post pics once he arrives :)


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 Post subject: Re: The Super Powers Thread - 2012 Edition
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Thought that I'd upload a new shot of the loose collection.

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 Post subject: Re: The Super Powers Thread - 2012 Edition
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Looks great, Ken!

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 Post subject: Re: The Super Powers Thread - 2012 Edition
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Thanks Joe!

The 3rd series poster!
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