Kenner Super Powers

Super Powers action figures were produced by Kenner in a brief, heady couple of years from 1984 to 1986 and are still hugely popular amongst collectors today, who collect figures not only from series one – Aquaman, Batman, Brainiac, The Flash, The Green Lantern, Hawkman, The Joker, Lex Luthor, The Penguin, Robin, Superman and Wonder Woman – but also some of the lesser known friends and foes featured in the second and third series such as Dr. Fate, Firestorm, The Green Arrow and Cyborg.

Let’s twist again… with Kenner Super Powers Red Tornado!

March 13, 2013
Kenner Super Powers Red Tornado

It’s been a while since I featured any of the figures from one of my all time favourite 1980s toy lines – Kenner’s Super Powers. Hands down one of the best crafted action figure series ever, these sturdy 4 inch superheroes, with their accurate paint work, near perfect comic book likenesses, and their built in […]

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Kenner Super Powers: Firestorm!

December 4, 2011
Firestorm

Andy over at Action Figure Blues wrote a great review of two recent DC Direct Brightest Day figures – Mera and Firestorm. This has inspired me to take a look back at another classic Firestorm figure from one of my own absolute favourite vintage action figure lines – the Kenner Super Powers. Kenner’s utterly cool […]

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Kenner Super Powers: The Joker!

October 12, 2011
Kenner Super Powers - The Joker

After last week’s look at Morpheus from The Matrix, here’s another iconic figure who looks awesome in a purple suit – Batman’s arch-nemesis himself, The Joker! Released as part of the first wave of Kenner’s 4-inch Super Powers line from 1984, this is one of the finest renditions of the “Clown Prince of Crime” ever […]

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Kenner Super Powers: Hawkman!

April 21, 2011
Super Powers  Hawkman by Kenner

Any regular readers of this blog will know that my big collector’s crush of the moment is on the vintage Kenner action figures known as Super Powers. Produced for a mere two years from 1984 until 1986 when the line folded after only three series, these 4-inch action figures starring DC Comics superheroes with built-in […]

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Kenner Super Powers: Aquaman!

February 28, 2011
Kenner Super Powers: Aquaman!

Ever since I picked up a vintage Kenner Super Powers action figure of The Flash last year my flirtation with this line has grown into a full blown love affair, accompanied by an inkling sensation that I’ll surely give in to weakness and end up collecting every figure in the series! First released in 1984 […]

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Kenner Super Powers: Superman!

February 6, 2011
Super Powers Superman by Kenner

Whilst the star of the last post Captain America may have been top dog over at Marvel with the Mattel Secret Wars action figures, DC Comics had their very own leader of the Kenner Super Powers line – none other than The Man of Steel himself, Superman! It’s a testament to the sheer quality of […]

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Kenner Super Powers: Green Lantern!

December 16, 2010
Kenner Super Powers Green Lantern from 1984

Recent years have seen a huge escalation in the release of superhero movies and 2011 will be no exception with yet more additions to both the X-Men and Transformers franchises, not to mention Kenneth Branagh’s Thor. The movie I’m most curious about, however, is Green Lantern, directed by Martin Campbell of Casino Royale fame. Ryan […]

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Kenner Super Powers: Robin!

July 13, 2010
Kenner Super Powers - Robin action figure

Scrolling back through recent posts I realised that this website is a little light on Batman, so let’s fix that right away with a look at his erstwhile sidekick Robin as he appeared in the first series of Kenner’s wonderful Super Powers action figures from 1984. This 4-inch figure was a superb version of The […]

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