The DC Universe Classics Super Powers line is Mattel’s final wrap up of this style of DC figures and was their big announcement at New York ToyFair 2014 this past February. This Super Powers line consists of 6 carded action figures each coming with a piece to build Super Powers Kalbak. The Kalibak pieces are packed separately inside the white mailer boxes so you don’t have to open this beautiful vintage 1980’s Kenner style card back.
The first wave shipped in September was Super Powers Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman were shipped in September, and Super Powers Gold Superman, Mr Mxyzptlk, and The Ridder were shipped in October. What is interesting here is that while Super Powers Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman made it into Kenner’s Super Powers line 30 years ago, Gold Superman, Mister Mxyzptlk, and The Ridder were not released properly in that line.
Availability: October 2014
Sculpt & Paint:
Gold Superman was going to be Kenner’s 50th Anniversary Superman figure that never happened in the Super Powers 1980’s line. Mattel revived that concept for this new release. Superman is a repaint from the previous mold used and painted in a gold and red color scheme.
Mr. Mxyzptlk was originally the 4th character to be released in the DC infinite Earths line and since Mattel was too far along with the sculpt, they went ahead and released him in this Super Powers line. He is the only original sculpt in this special release and is more of a statue than an action figure. His legs are sculpted in indian style and he has swivel shoulders and a swivel head. While the sculpt is great, the price on his is the same as the other full sized figures. While he does include the torso and head to build Kalibak, this small sized figure is hard to swallow and Mattel probably should have given fans another incentive to purchase him (like an unreleased accessory for another figure fans have been asking for. An example would be Nekron’s Scythe). He is painted in his classic orange and purchase outfit.
The Riddler (or Acertijo is Riddler in Spanish) was originally released in the Kenner 1980’s Super Powers line and released exclusively in South America. He is a repaint of the Green Lantern Hal Jordan figure and includes a mix of green deco, yellow, and purple.
Kalibak was one of the first collect-and-connect figures to be released in DC Universe Classics and now fans can own him again in this repainted Super Powers themed deco. He is painted in a brown, yellow, and blue outfit with a beige skin tone compared to grey as the first release had.
Standard for DC Universe Classics.
As the final wrap up of the DC Universe Classics line (not including Damien Wayne and Doomsday coming out soon), this is exceptionally nice of Mattel to give fans 7 figures rather than just 1. The only thing that would have made it better for the price point would be to include an accessory or two fans have been asking Mattel to make for DC Universe Classics for an older figure (such as Nekron’s Scythe). Each figure is priced at $30 and are all currently in stock at Mattycollector.
Highly Recommended if you are looking to complete your collection.
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