What kid never dreamt of having super powers - eh?
No kid worthy of the name, surely! (Well, that goes for 20th Century kids only though - of course! Mozart, Rembrandt, Verne - they didn't have to dream of being odd characters with no fashion sense whatsoever but with uncanny abilities that boggled the minds of lesser (normal really) men all around them...! THEY WERE GENIUSES! They were already "superhuman" in that sense...! They came way before the 20th Century follies got in full throttle too, so... They had no "super heroes"
to lead them astray early on in life! But I digress again...!)
Although these characters had been around ever since I was a part of the world, I really only got fully acquainted with them when this toyline got released, in 1984. The toys came too late for me though - I wasn't interested in them as much as I was interested in the characters themselves and writing
about several of them - at the time, it seemed like a very good idea! Oh well - what did teeny luminous me really know about the slim chances of getting into a business where it is not "what you can do nor what you know that counts - but really who you know that does... Or who you do...?" Yikes...
Digressing again here - sorry.
I'll post more on this topic - eventually!
Here is my favorite villain issued in the collection...
And my favorite character overall from the series...
My childhood hero, as far back as I can remember...!
But, of course, there were so many others...!
... too many, maybe?
But not like in a Star Wars way...!
Still... Both series were made by
Labels: action figures, childhood reminiscence, super-heroes