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Seeking Bagged Figure Info


Hey all! I'm just starting to get back into Super Powers collecting, and it seems much more involved than I remember. (Which is a good thing, as I really love the hunt for variations, etc.!)

But I'm curious as to where I can find more info on bagged Super Powers toys. I've looked at the main site and didn't see anything. But I'm wondering if there's a checklist for them somewhere? Also, are there different Kenner baggies for these as there are with Star Wars figures? Such as tape sealed vs. heat sealed, different Kenner Logo types on them, etc.?

And lastly, what was the purpose of these? Were they included as a premium somewhere or something?

If anyone can point me in the right direction to research this stuff, it would be greatly appreciated!

Also, thanks to all of you that contribute so much to this site and these boards. Holy crap I've learned a lot of stuff in the past few days!!!
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Hi DarthTad,

I haven't done a whole lot of bagged figure research, which is why that info is lacking on the website. Most bagged Super Powers figures were overstock with the exception of the mail-away figures (Steppenwolf & Clark Kent). They also used bagged figures for department store catalogs. In that instance a brown tan envelope included the bagged figure and unused card back (sometimes stapled to the card, sometimes not). I've seen overstock that were sometimes heat sealed (if memory serves me correctly) and often tape sealed. Hope this info helps a bit! Sadly we did not have snazzy catalog mailer sets with cool graphics or lime art, like we had with many vintage Star Wars multipacks.

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Thanks Mike! That's a good start to getting info! Knowing that they came with an unused cardiac makes me want to track down those really badly now!!

And again, thanks again for maintaining this site! It's a great resource!
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Hi DarthTad,

Glad to help! As for the catalog mailers, Green Lantern, Aquaman, and Desaad seem to be the most common of [sign in to see URL] obtainable with some hunting. There are quite a few characters I've never seen in this format though.

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Hi, found this cool forum after looking for advice on this exact obscure topic. The internet is indeed an amazing place

Sorry for the thread bump, but I've got supes coming to me in the post, and he's in a back, inside a plastic case. Looking at this thread, he's probably in the bag because he was a catalogue sample or similar. No doubt put in a case by a collector.

So my question is, would it be wrong to take him out of the case and bag? I've been after a supes for a while (he was one of my fav childhood toys, but I've lost him).

Pics in the ebay link in case

Thanks!
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Typically I advise collectors to leave items in their current carded or bagged form since these items have survive all of these years in their original state. It's easy enough to find a loose Superman on eBay or perhaps you could offer to trade the bagged example for a loose one.

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