It looks like I may have started the slide down yet another slippery slope. For the past couple of years, I’ve been enthralled by the Nerd Nook’s posts and Youtube videos chronicling his incredible collection of Kenner Super Powers action figures. When it comes to DC characters, I tend to focus my collecting efforts on Batman and Superman items produced before the 80’s and the Super Powers figures came out in 1984, so I thought I could ignore the series. That resolve came to a crashing halt not too long ago.
While I was out on a recent toy hunt, I came across a boxed Hall of Justice, and the seller also had the Superman and Batman figures with their capes. I had been wanting those two figures for a while, and would have been fine stopping there, but sometimes things don’t go as planned. The figures and the playset came home with me, and not a week went by before I received an email from John, over at the Clawful Punch, who was looking to trade some of his Super Powers figures. It was fate.
Now that I have these toys, I honestly can’t believe I avoided them for so long. With the exception of Robin, I have the entire set of Series 1 good guys and a few others. It may be premature to call these figures an obsession, but you can bet I’ll be looking for a Robin, and it would be nice to get some carded figures…
This slope is awfully slick.