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When the end result shows up in the mail in bunches, it makes the soreness in the morning and the aches and pains when I roll into my condo at 11:30pm each night worth it.  My boss at the piano store (where I have my packages sent) was kind enough to drop them into my Jeep while I was at work this evening.  I opened them up and suddenly had a pile of rarities on my counter.  Between this and a visit from a certain very attractive female this evening (hopefully more on that later), life is definitely very good right now.

 

For those that aren’t familiar, in that picture are the following : PlayFul Super Amigos Penguin (alternate card artwork than any other release), Gulliver Robin (alternate card artwork than any other release), 33-back Green Arrow (one of the rarest production releases from the Super Powers line…certainly less than 10 known to exist), and one of the catalog-exclusive Secret Wars 2-packs (sealed baggies!).

A big "thank you" to Joe G. for trading me the Robin & Penguin.  He’s a stand-up guy and really appreciates my passion for this line.  Hopefully sometime in the future I can repay him 10-fold.  He’s one of the reasons I stay at AFI…a really cool cat. 

A good day, and now I can sleep.  

Peace,

Chip

 

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For those who don’t check LOLCat on a daily or weekly basis, I thought this was hilarious and wanted to share it with y’all :

 

Peace,

 Chip

 

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The dog ate my homework.

Seriously.

I was done with this blog.  Finished.  Just putting the "Peace, Chip" on the end.  

I hit "Save Draft."

It came back empty.  

So…given who I am and my certain sense of humor, I have to say the following :

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Read the rest of Super Powers Highlight – Red Tornado

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Welcome to my latest Super Powers Highlight!  I apologize for the relatively lengthy delay between entries.  I didn’t have access to a digital camera to take some decent shots for the blog here, but I got a chance to not only borrow one but also purchase a nice used Nikon off the ‘Bay…so hopefully no more interruptions of a week or more on these.  I’m having a blast putting them together, and will actually get to a figure next time that three of my readers have suggested…ya feelin’ me, android fans?

Anyhoo…no, you’re not seeing double, and you don’t need your eyes checked.  This blog is about Two Riddlers.  Why two, you ask?  Well, for most average Super Powers collectors, it is known that the line is essentially 35 figures, and not 34 as indicated by the backs of the final series’ cards plus Clark, of course (Thanks Joe!).   For most anal-retentive-obsessive-compulsive Super Powers collectors, it is known that the line is essentially 36 figures (and possibly 37)…but we’ll get into that "abominable" mess at another time.

So, about that 35th figure.  Well, the Pacipa Toy Company of Argentina decided to throw their own little curve ball over the Super Powers plate and make a nifty repaint of the Kenner Green Lantern figure.  Thus, "El Acertijo" (The Riddler) was created.  As I stated before, most people would actually search this guy out to "complete" their collections and for most of them it’s a grail piece.  Difficult to obtain, and usually costly.

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Read the rest of Super Powers Highlight – Dos Acertijos!

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