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A deconstruction of the practice, in pictures…because I don’t need someone else to tell me my figure is in great shape.  I also like the "5 Feet" argument : an AFA90, AFA85, AFA80 or AFA75 all look *exactly* the same from 5 feet away.  Also, as far as I’m concerned it’s "artificial rarity" due to the fact that there could be 1,000 carded Super Powers Robins out there, yet the AFA90 "Only one in existence!" goes for $750.  Give me a break, eh?  Enjoy this "freedom" pictorial!

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Well, I’ve got something special today for my loyal readers (reader?) out there.  When I worked as a graphic designer for 8 years at my home town’s newspaper in New York, one of the things we’d sometimes have to incorporate into the ads was a piece of "line art" provided by a company specific to that particular product.  This line art was sometimes provided by the local company and other times by the nationwide company if they were co-branding and co-op’ing the cost of the ad.  It was also sometimes used to help in designing promotions for events in the paper, but with the dwindling amount of newspaper advertising sales these days it’s not done much anymore.  These pages here are from a Kenner Toys binder that was sent to newspapers in the mid to late 80′s to help design such advertising and promotions.  

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Hello, and welcome to Day Two of "Impromptu Super Powers Gallery Week" here at "The Highlight" as presented by "Men of Action" here at "Action Figure Insider."  Yes, the quotation marks are being thrown around "liberally" and "frequently" for this go-around as we take a look at Brazilian company Estrela’s Super Powers releases.  The more I think about it, the more I’d like to do a "run-down" blog of all the companies that produced Super Powers figures throughout the world.  I think that’d be a nice companion piece to all these galleries.  Then maybe Jason "Toy Otter" Geyer could copy/paste it into his archive at some point.  While y’all are formulating your thoughts on whether or not you’d like to see that (please let me know if you do), enjoy the images!

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I was goofing around with the light box today and taking some pictures for the website when I decided to start taking good, quality images of everything I have.  So, I figured people might enjoy seeing some of the results.  While I don’t have enough information to do a formal blog on the Super Amigos line, I’ll just let the pictures do the talking for now.  Luthor and Darkseid are en route as I type this, but I’m sure Alex won’t mind me using his pictures of them until I replace them with my own.  Enjoy!

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