Goofy in-house characters for the win! Yup, I’m of the minority, I know…I actually *like* these guys. While news of their upcoming release in the DC Universe Classics line has caused tremendous uproar and their original inclusion in Super Powers (instead of some of the 3,000 characters already inhabiting the DC Universe) has never been explained…I still like ‘em. On the surface, they’re goofy…they’re neat…and they’re a couple of the more difficult figures to find carded in the line. Due to the quality of plastic Kenner started using during those years (and also on the Return of the Jedi and Power of the Force Star Wars waves) yellow bubbles are very very common. I believe I’ve only seen one Golden Pharaoh with a clear bubble, and the price nearly hit $200 on eBay last year.
Proof cards, on the other hand, are an entirely different beast. Most Super Powers pre-production items are very difficult to come by. First shots and proof cards are very rare with most items having 2-3 examples out there. In most cases hardcopies and presentation boards are one-of-a-kind pieces. I’m certainly fortunate to acquire what I’ve come across, and in the case of these two proof cards there are only two or three of each known to exist. Since this blog will be primarily visual (there’s only so much you can say about these guys), I’ll get right to the pics.
Read the rest of Super Powers Highlight – Cyclotron and Golden Pharaoh Proof Cards