Hey all, welcome to another edition of Nerd Nook Newbies!
This week was a big one for my Super Powers collection. I kind of strayed off for a while grabbing items that were nostalgic or stuff I loved as a kid. I have decided I need to streamline the collection and have begun to once again focus on my favorite collection, Super Powers!
Before I start showing my new additions I want to provide a quick bit of inofrmation. Super Powers were made and sold by Kenner. The company responsible for such beloved lines as Star Wars and Real Ghostbusters. Kenner produced 3 series of figures from 1984-1986. Later in the 80s and early 90s other foreign companies also produced Super Powers/Amigos/Poderes/Heroes figures. Many collectors of the Super Powers line (myself included) enjoy adding these foreign items to their collections. Some are rarer than others but, in my opinion, they all add some spice and diversity to an already awesome line of figures!
Newbie #1 - El Guason (The Joker)
Here we have the Super Amigos version of The Joker. This figure was made by the Playful toy company from Argentina. Notable differences between their US counterparts would be the Playful brand, Spanish super power bubble, Amigos in place of Powers, Guason in place of Joker, no free comic. Unfortunately the postal service decided to bounce this package around like a basketball causing some damage to the bubble. Still a very cool and rare item. Hopefully the insurance takes some of the sting out the damage done....
On the right is a 1985, Kenner series 2, 23 back Joker
Newbie #2 - Joker Cromalin
Newbie #3 - Super Amigos Green Lantern/Joker Miscard
Newbie #4 - Super Amigos Aquaman
Yet another Super Amigos figure by Playful. Like I said, big week for my foreign collection!
The figure on the right is a 1985 Kenner, 23 back Aquaman
Newbie #5 - Pacipa Lex Luthor
That does it for my Super Powers/Amigos additions. I'm pretty excited about these new foreign figures. I really do enjoy adding them whenever I can.
Newbie #6 - Knickerbocker Lord of the Rings Gollum
So that wraps up a very Argentinian Nerd Nook Newbies. Hopefully over the course of this year I'll be able to add some more foreign items to my Super Powers collections.
"My precious!" - Me gazing on my updated Super Powers display...lol