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Mike, what do you know about the 4th series?


What exactly was found by The Earth? Where did it all go? Do you remember how much stuff went for? I know about what was going to be produced, from Jason's site, but I'd like to know more about what happened to it all and how the whole "find" happened.

I figured if anyone knew, it would be you.

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Hi Chip,

As far as unproduced figure hardcopies, the find consisted of the following:

- El Dorado (1)
- Shockwave (1)
- Silicon (2)
- Quadrex (supposedly two, but the second was mentioned to me via second-hand info)
- Rocketman (1)
- Power Plus Superman unpainted hardcopy (torso, arms, and kryptonite piece)
- Power Plus Batman unpainted hardcopy (missing right arm and head)
- Power Plus Firestorm unpainted hardcopy torso and arms
- Power Plus Cyborg unpainted hardcopy torso (back half only)

There were also a bunch of Kenner slides containing the conceptual/presentation artwork seen on Geyer's site. The slides that corresponded to the figure hardcopies were paired with them. I don't feel it's my place to disseminate the original sale prices for this material since a price list was never publicly broadcast, so I'll refrain from doing so.

The Power Plus Firestorm parts resurfaced nearly 3 years later on eBay and the auction closed on 06/11/2007 for $[sign in to see URL]. The winning bidder was a very private and low-key East Coast collector.

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As far as unproduced figure hardcopies, the find consisted of the following:

- El Dorado (1)
- Shockwave (1)
- Silicon (2)
- Quadrex (supposedly two, but the second was mentioned to me via second-hand info)
- Rocketman (1)
- Power Plus Superman unpainted hardcopy (torso, arms, and kryptonite piece)
- Power Plus Batman unpainted hardcopy (missing right arm and head)
- Power Plus Firestorm unpainted hardcopy torso and arms
- Power Plus Cyborg unpainted hardcopy torso (back half only)



That's quite an awesome discovery!

Do you think that any of those pieces could be separated from their owners at any time?

I'm just curious, because I know I'll get to a point where there isn't much left to get except for the exceptionally rare.

Peace,

Chip



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Also, have you ever compiled a list of everything Huckabone has unearthed? I sounds like, other than The Earth Toy Mall, he's been the biggest source of unproduced/prototype stuff.

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Chip,

Although I'm aware of items Huck has offered and have purchased many items from him in the past, I've never had a need to compose or publicize a comprehensive list of pieces he's previously offered for sale.

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Chip,

I went through my website and assembled a list for you of pieces shown on there that came from Huck. I do have other pieces from him, but those aren't featured on the site at this time.

]Tyr Painted Hardcopy
]Cyclotron Painted Hardcopy
]Cyborg Painted Hardcopy


All of the 3rd series catalog photo sample pieces were originally sold by Cloud City in late 2001. I acquired ]Mr. Freeze (painted hardcopy) and
]Mr. Miracle (Protomolded) directly from Cloud City, but passed on the others at the time as I had other deals sapping funds. Huck ended up with the others. Huck and I hammered out a deal for Tyr (painted hardcopy), Cyclotron (painted hardcopy), and Samurai (protomolded) at the Fall Atlantic City toy show in 2002. Shortly after that I landed the remaining ones (Cyborg, Golden Pharaoh, and Orion) from Huck through James. I'm really thankful I was able to reassemble the photo sample set. Sadly, Shazam and Plastic Man never turned up with the others, so it's quite possible they didn't survive.


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Awesome [sign in to see URL] love hearing how collections come together like that.

Thanks for that info, [sign in to see URL]'s nice to know what's out there and what actually survived.

Do you think there's any chance that this site would be the Super Powers equivalent to the SWCA, or are the other big-time Super Powers collectors just too secretive about what they have for whatever reason to not release pictures of their collection rarities?

Other than Derek, that [sign in to see URL] online photo album is pretty extensive.

Peace,

Chip

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Hi Chip,

I'm glad you enjoyed the recounting of the tale about the 3rd series photo samples! I enjoyed reminiscing about it myself. emoticon

The site has always somewhat been modelled after the SWCA. I've definitely had collectors submit images of prototypes for use on the website. You've probably noticed some of the entry links have "From the Collection of..." at the end of them to provide credit for their efforts. Overall the amount of submissions I receive for the site is pretty minimal, which is disappointing on one hand, but on the other hand probably does help keep things more manageable for me. Having the website driven primarily by items in my collection has helped keep a consistent look to the site. I really like to have entries contain photos taken on a yellow background. I think it contrasts nicely on the blue background.

Speaking of the website, I'm getting pretty close to being ready to do an update. I typically photograph items for the SP site down in my Star Wars collection room (the lighting works best there) and I've managed to tidy it up to the point where I can take photos in that room once again. It was starting to look like a disaster area in there!!! I spent a bunch of time today on my day off (state holiday) taking pictures and writing entries, so hopefully I'll launch the update soon. In an ideal world I'd like to have the update posted by this weekend if I stay motivated. emoticon

As for Derek, I've fielded numerous submissions of Star Wars items from him on the SWCA over the years, but he's never indicated a desire to submit photos for the SP website. Then again, I've never specifically asked him either, so....

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This is a very interesting forum post and I'm going to pull it out of the past to see if anyone has any more interesting stories about these figures. Has there been any photos of the powers plus Superman? Was the kryptonite piece sort of round in shape and larger than a Super Powers head? Was superman's arms pretty similar to that of his normal figure? This is all speculation of course trying to stir up some disscussion.

I wonder how many Quadrex are out there in hardcopy or even first shot form? I've seen more parts and pieces to him than any other 4th series figure. I love Super Powers figures and the 4th series is great!

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I agree!! I loved reading this thread
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