Power Lords Returns…Returns!
August 16, 2017

By now, most of you know the tale of Power Lords. It started as a before-it’s-time action figure line from model maker Revell in the 1980s. It didn’t connect with kids at the time and disappeared from toy shelves all too soon.

Gone, but not forgotten, Power Lords made a glorious return a few years back thanks to toymakers extraordinaire the Four Horsemen. The original line was a sentimental favorite of the 4H’s Eric Treadaway, and he had wanted to bring it back for some time and finally did in 2013. Wayne Barlowe’s amazing concepts from the 1980s had new life breathed into them at last.

After a re-launch that included main character Adam Power, and his super-powered alter-ego Lord Power, 4 armed alien Ggripptogg (and variants) and various colorways of Power Soldiers there came little else but silence.

Until a few months ago. Just prior to the 2017 Comic Con International the Four Horsemen┬ásurprised everyone who had written off the line as dead, and issued a press release which announced they were returning to Power Lords with the goal of at least finishing the original Revell lineup. At Comic Con they showed off prototypes, some seen before, of old characters, new characters and variants, and they debuted the prototype of the line’s villain, Arkus!

This time the 4H are going with a pre-order system for the line. The pre-order should go live on StoreHorsemen.com on Friday, September 8th, 2017. So, it’s less than a month away.

It’s not often a toyline gets a second chance (well, technically a third if you count the vintage line) at life. As a fan of the original line back in the day, and a huge fan of the 4H’s faithful reimagining I am beyond excited to see it return.

By the way, if you missed out on the line originally you can still get (as of this writing) Adam Power, Lord Power and Ggripptogg at StoreHorsemen.com!

Keep your eyes on AFi, PowerLordsReturns.com and SourceHorsemen.com to stay up to date on the upcoming pre-order and other Power Lords news!

 

Jeff Cope

Jeff Cope has been collecting toys and action figures since he was a wee lad growing up in the 70s, and is still waiting to grow out of it. He’s been involved in the online collecting community since he first started writing for Raving Toy Maniac in the mid-90s, and is proud to call AFi his online home.

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