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Hi folks, I've been checking out the forum for a while but only just signed up yesterday. I've been collecting star wars pre production for the last 5 years and am a regular on Rebelscum.

Despite never having any Super Powers figures as a child (i dont recall them being big here in the UK) I really love the range and the history behind the Super Powers line.

I'm hoping to put together a complete mint loose set of series 1 to 3 figures and then maybe some interesting variations and possibly look at pre production stuff particularly batman or anything series 4 related. But I expect thats a while off and for now I want to savor the experience of putting a nice loose set together.

So where can I start posting my stupid questions? emoticon

Oli


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I guess here's as good a place as any :-)

What are the main collecting trends in Super Powers? Are people more into loose or carded figure collecting? I dont see many loose figures around on eBay, especially in the UK. Are SP collectors much into variant or foreign loose figure collecting? Also looks like people are less into the AFA grading too. Which kind of makes sense if you want to appreciate the figures Super Powers :-)

I'd like to put together a complete set of mint loose figures. I've heard that none of the series 1 figures are considered rare or hard to come by. What about series 2 and series 3 figures? Are there any that are considered rare? Which ones are harder to pick up?

I'd like to pick up some interesting major variations like the Estrela black batman. What are the other notable major variations out there?

Lastly I've heard Captain Ray and Abominable Snowman referred to as bootlegs? Is that right because I thought they were licensed? Are these 2 "Super Heroes" figures not considered part of the line? Is there not much love for them? I though they looked cool even if they are just repaints. Are they hard to pick up loose?

Well thats the last of my questions. Hope you can set me straight :-)

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Hey Oli,

Welcome to the boards!

I'd say theres a pretty even mix of loose and moc collectors. As far as foreign stuff theres def a lot of people who pursue them and certain ones can fetch a lot of money like Riddler, Rayo (both loose or carded), Estrela mocs, Gullivers, certain Amigos, Ledy's, and Poderes.

As for AFA, I agree it's much less prevalent in super powers than it is in say Star Wars. I will say that the amount of graded stuff (mostly carded) has gone up since I started collecting a few years ago. It's still way less than Star Wars but it is on the rise in my opinion.

I don't think you'll have any trouble finding nice examples of loose series 1/2. Some series 3 figures seem to be bit more scarce loose complete but I wouldn't characterize them as rare, they'll def pop up for sale but will probably run you $50+

I think you pretty much nailed the notable variations with the riddler, ray, and black bats. I guess you could throw in the MIM bats. He's got shinnier blue paint but that's pretty minor.

Finally with the ray and snowman... I personally never found the snowman appealing but I'm pretty sure he'd fetch a decent price tag to the right collector. Ray is def valuable both loose and moc. I think the last loose one auctioned a few weeks ago in the 1200$ neighborhood.

Anyway hope I answered some questions. Good luck!

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Thank you Rich - appreciate your advice.

I'd best get cracking on buying a few loosies :-)

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Hey Oli!

Welcome! The answers to your questions, and more, lie within this forum. Take a look around and you'll find tons. Starting with a loose collection is definitely the way to go! You can always branch out into card ones here or there that really appeal to you.

Rich's comments are spot on. Just as a point of clarification, in case you aren't already aware, MIM Batman means "Made In Mexico." Like Rich said, he has a slightly different look to him. Super Powers were made in Hong Kong, but there was a minute there where they were made in Mexico, and so those figures, particularly the carded ones, can be a little more expensive, since they're somewhat unique. Similarly, as you may be aware, since you're in the UK, the Palitoy versions of Super Powers aren't noticeably different than their US counterparts, but tend to have a sticker on the back indicating that they're Palitoy, UK versions, which in turn can raise their price a little.

Best of luck as you start your collection!
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Welcome Oli!

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Oli, I know your a variant guy. As far as loose goes, Ledy figures seem to have different paint details as do Estrellas. Not sure if the capes and such are different as I haven't gotten that far, but I can tell you the Estrela superman cape looks different, I don't know if that goes for all of them though. The gulliver line is more than just a reprint as they don't have knee joints so they have stationary legs. Like rich said, I don't know if I would classify any of the kenner figures especially rare, but I can tell you that for me the 3rd series figures have been a bit harder to find with cyborg being the one that has popped up the least. Now once you get into carded, the perspective changes. I haven't researched it but some figure/card combos are rarer and harder to find. I haven't been collecting them long, but the guys here have done tons of research into this. Rasoul has his own website ([sign in to see URL]) that has a figure card combo checklist. Of course mike also has a main site with tons of information that is found at [sign in to see URL].


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Thanks for the welcome guys and thanks for answering my questions.

I'm really looking forward to picking up a few figures. I've posted in the classifieds section but if any of you guys see any nice mint figures up for sale please let me know. I'd prefer to pick them up of trusted collectors than dodgy eBay sellers.

Thanks again

Oli

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Welcome aboard, Oli! You've been provided with some great information thus far. I can provide some valuable links from my website that you may or may not have seen:

I published a matrix years ago on character/card type combinations for Kenner/Kenner Canada and it's a continual work in progress:

]Kenner & Kenner Canada Carded Figure Matrix

To further add to what's been said about "Made in Mexico" Kenner figures and variations in Lili Ledy figures, I offer these links from my site:

]"Batman: First Shot or Not"

]Lili Ledy Aquaman Loose

]Lili Ledy Batman Loose

Great to have you aboard and nice to see yet another Star Wars collector making the jump into Super Powers!

Mike Mensinger
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Welcome to KSP Oli! As Mike said great to see another Star Wars/RS collector venture into SP.

I wouldn't say there are any real trends in SP. People collect what they want and like, MOC or loose. That said if there was a current trend I'd say it's anything foreign right now. AFA is really a niche market in SP, IMO.

As was mentioned nothing Kenner is really rare. Nothing from series 1 is hard to obtain, except maybe all the parts with a loose HoJ. Series 2 I'd say is a complete Green Arrow (2 x arrows and bowstring). Series 3 would just be a money issue. With Mr. Miracle and Cyborg being the hardest to come by. Cyborg will be the pricier one of the two.

As for variations, as with Star Wars, Kenner went worldwide with SP, but nothing like the coo variants found in SW. Major two are Riddler and Balck Batman. Check out Mikes foreign page for a list of the foreign lines. ]Foreign
To answer the question above about the Estrela Capes, yes they are of a different material, color and pattern.

As for Gulliver, I consider them bootlegs even though they were licensed. Loose or MOC Cpt. Rayo will fetch a pretty penny. Quantities of loose Rayo for sale are so minimal I can count them on one hand and I've never seen a loose Snowman.


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