Super Powers Archive

  • It’s funny that nostalgia is a marketable emotion, isn’t it? We all want a peek back into the wonders of childhood, where things had the potential to be unlimitedly awesome. Many toy companies have tried to stir up these feelings for our old wrinkly selves, but few have been truly successful. Personally, I’d put Kotobukiya’s Super Powers line in the “definitely works” category. When I first saw the sculpts at Toy Fair I was filled with a rush of longing for all those hours spent in my friend’s attic, playing with action figures. I mean, look at Superman’s extra arm! It’s just the right amount of kitsch. The best part is the price: because these are much simpler than Kotobukiya’s ArtFX+ figures, they should retail in the area of $30 each!

    Toy Fair 2015: Kotobukiya’s DC Comics Super Powers Figures

    It’s funny that nostalgia is a marketable emotion, isn’t it? We all want a peek back into the wonders of childhood, where things had the potential to be unlimitedly awesome. Many toy companies have tried to stir up these feelings for our old wrinkly selves, but few have been truly successful. Personally, I’d put Kotobukiya’s Super Powers line in the “definitely works” category. When I first saw the sculpts at Toy Fair I was filled with a rush of longing for all those hours spent in my friend’s attic, playing with action figures. I mean, look at Superman’s extra arm! It’s just the right amount of kitsch. The best part is the price: because these are much simpler than Kotobukiya’s ArtFX+ figures, they should retail in the area of $30 each!

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  • One of Kotobukiya’s big announcements at NYCC was a brand-new ArtFX+ Super Powers line, which traces its roots to the old Kenner action figures. I wasn’t exactly sure how it would turn out, but they’re definitely the smash hit of Toy Fair now that they’re actually sculpted and (partially) painted. Something about them is just so super nostalgic without veering into cheesy or pandering territory. So far we have the Flash, Green Lantern, and Superman fully sculpted–and look at Superman’s extra action arm! Robin and Batman are sculpted, and we already know the next three in the line: Hawkman, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman. Though be assured that if these are successful, we’ll definitely be getting a Wave 2–maybe with villains even!

    Toy Fair 2015: Kotobukiya’s DC Comics Super Powers

    One of Kotobukiya’s big announcements at NYCC was a brand-new ArtFX+ Super Powers line, which traces its roots to the old Kenner action figures. I wasn’t exactly sure how it would turn out, but they’re definitely the smash hit of Toy Fair now that they’re actually sculpted and (partially) painted. Something about them is just so super nostalgic without veering into cheesy or pandering territory. So far we have the Flash, Green Lantern, and Superman fully sculpted–and look at Superman’s extra action arm! Robin and Batman are sculpted, and we already know the next three in the line: Hawkman, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman. Though be assured that if these are successful, we’ll definitely be getting a Wave 2–maybe with villains even!

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