Mattel Secret Wars

Secret Wars: Spider-Man

Secret Wars: Spider-Man

Whilst Super Powers will probably remain my first choice as winners in the great superheroes action figure stand-off during the mid 1980s, when the mighty Mattel joined forces with Marvel to produce the Secret Wars line in direct competition with the DC Comics branded Kenner Super Powers product, I have to admit that I'm growing to like the Secret Wars figures more and more. Bright colours, solid sculpts and accurate comic-book costumes and likenesses made these figures popular at the time … [Read more...]

Secret Wars: Falcon

Secret Wars: Falcon

One of my favourite action figures from the vintage Mattel's Secret Wars 4 ½ inch series featuring superheroes from the Marvel Universe is, without a doubt, the Falcon. He may not have actually featured in Marvel's tie-in Secret Wars limited series of comics, but fans seem more than happy to overlook that detail when faced with an action figure that looks this good! The Falcon had, however, starred in his own 4 issue miniseries from November 1983 to February 1984, so maybe the powers that be … [Read more...]

Secret Wars: Captain America

Marvel Secret Wars - Captain America by Mattel

2011 looks set to be another great year for superhero action movies – Thor, Green Lantern, yet more in the X-Men and Transformers sagas, and the hotly awaited Captain America: The First Avenger, starring Chris Evans (no stranger to Lycra after his turns as Johnny Storm in the Fantastic Four films) will all be hitting the big screen this year. Superhero flicks, of course, bring with them a slew of merchandising and a deafening kerching! as the tie-in products fly off shelves...or gather dust if … [Read more...]