Super Powers Highlight – Gulliver Juguetes
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, this go-around we have Gulliver…a Brazilian toy company that I’ve gotten quite fond of over the last 6 months or so. They produced both Super Powers, Secret Wars and Future Warriors (yeah!) figures, tho their Super Powers releases were pretty much in-line with the path Kenner took early on as opposed to the rockin’ designs they did for their Secret Wars releases.  Save for one crazy hallucinatory moment that produced the quirky and bizarre El Captain Ray figure, their releases are pretty much main characters.  Since I don’t have Ray himself I won’t be picturing him here, but rest assured that when I acquire one he’ll be the subject of his own blog.  He’s just too cool to not highlight by himself.  Gulliver Super Powers are all about cheap…flimsy cards, wafer-thin easily-damaged bubbles, and figures that Cason, Pierre and Matt could destroy as far as quality.  Don’t take my word for it, tho…on to the photos!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop back tomorrow for the European Tri-linguals, featuring the worst-condition carded figure I own!

Peace,

Chip

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6 Comments »

  • JuliusMarx says:

    No accessories, no action features, reduced articulation, cheap capes! What’s not to love!?!

  • Erik superfriend says:

    Chip,
    What are the folded paper looking pack ins?

  • Chip Cataldo says:

    Fold-out posters of the character. I believe they’re all the same as the card artwork.

    Peace,

    Chip

  • Darth_Ennis says:

    OMG having never seen these before I didn’t realise that the leg articulation was missing.

    These are only sightly better then those cheap Mexican bootlegs I keep buying off of Ebay. LOL!!

  • Superman95 says:

    I assume that those figures were fron the last batch of figures, produced circa 1995. The first Colombian superpowers were in the market in late 1986, and featured a way much superior quality, compared with the pictures that you posted, considering that the figures only had five points of articulation, plastic caped insted of cloth capes, and the figures’ necks easily broke. Superman had the “S” shield on his cape and wonder woman had the stars printed in her shorts.

    The figures were sold also in a boxed set that included the infamous “Capitán Rayo” in the christmas of 1.987. One year later, the Superman figure was offered as a gift for the first five customers of tickets on every cinema that featured “Superman IV: The Quest for peace” (Yes, the movie took 18 months to be premiered in Colombia). And in 1.989, the Batman figure was a hit, thanks to the Tim Burton film. Supes and Bats remained as the best selling figures of the line until 1995, when Gulliver created his own line of Superheroes using the Superpowers molds. At the same time, they did two Superman figures: The Man of steel with long hair and Superboy with the leather jacket (at that time, christmas of 1995, they sold well because the “Death and return of Superman” comics were a hit amoung young people, while “Lois & Clark” delivered strong ratings every saturday afternoon).

    Hope that my info will be valuable. Keeo up the good work, from Bogota, Colombia.

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