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 Reynolds will star as the DC Comics hero in the Hal Jordan version of Green Lantern and whilst the release of this blockbuster is slated for June 2011, the actor has … [Read more...]
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.
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 Boy Wonder - given his more mature nickname The Teen Wonder on the packaging - and like the other figures in the line had his very own Super Power. Wait, I hear you cry, Dick Grayson may … [Read more...]
Whilst the focus of my own personal collection of vintage action figures tends to be on movie and TV memorabilia sometimes I just can't resist adding the occasional superhero to the stash, particularly when the figure is a real classic like this version of The Flash. Created by Kenner in the first wave of their Super Powers line in 1984, this 4 ½ inch figure really was a superb rendition of The Scarlet Speedster and like the other figures in the line had his very own Super Power – Power Action … [Read more...]