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Just looking for other Super Powers collectors. I love this site, but doesn't seem like a lot of folks use it anymore. Would like to connect with other collectors! Thanks!!!
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I lurk.
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Still here!
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Once in a blue moon. The internet confuses me. :-)

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Yeah, it feels like not many people left.
What happened to everyone?
I'm looking for a few specific carded figures, but ebay choices have been pretty slim.
Seems like the community is almost gone.
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Pure speculation, but I'd break it down in to 3 things:

1) Facebook. I've never been on it, but I understand that it seems the world rotates around it, and as a result, it's not too surprising that groups would gravitate in that direction. I'm sure there are many, MANY Super Powers groups on there.

2) Completion. I think many of us, over the years, have relatively completed our collections. Shy of something like a Shockwave prototype popping up to send shockwaves through the community (see what I did there?!), we've all mostly got what we were after... so there's less reason to trade/swap/sell excess.

3) Age/Competition. As the years go by, many people have locked down their collections, meaning that there's fewer and fewer examples of any given thing on the market at any time. It's more likely for things to get damaged/tossed/permanently collected, and thus there's less available - and when they do pop up, the rarity drives the price up. Every year that goes by makes it harder/more expensive to find one of the examples of whatever piece you may be after. It's very unlikely that anything "new" or "astonishing" to pop up... and even less likely for a large quantity of anything suddenly become available.

Let's take that Shockwave example a bit more seriously, since it's an easy one: Let's say there were, at some point, maybe 10 of them at Kenner. Super Powers production shuts down, so the wax (probably) gets melted down and reused, the molds (probably) get tossed, as do maybe 5 of the 10 existing examples. We're down to 50%. Now let's say 1 or 2 of those might've been kept by somebody at Kenner for sentimental seasons, and 2 or 3 of them might've been given to the kids of employees, or whomever else. 1 or 2 get destroyed as playthings, or just forgotten as the years go by. Now we're down to 2 or 3. But 1 of those 3 is probably in the private collection of somebody who sculpted it, or who molded it, and isn't likely to ever sell it - again, sentimental reasons. That means that there's 2 examples, 25 years later, that *might* still be bopping around... but more likely, they've ended up with a serious collector more than a decade ago who has no intention of EVER selling them. Things get lost, things get destroyed, and things get locked down. Add decades to that, and it makes for an increasingly challenging market to "sustain."

I'm sorry if I'm a bit nihilistic about the whole endeavor, but I think it has merit to analyze... I can't remember the last time I really "found" something I was looking for, and the stuff I was looking for wasn't even that expensive/rare/desirable! (Darkseid of the Moon on vinyl? The Burger King Darkseid Minicomic?) Though there was a great time when many people would share and showcase and help one another, I fear the golden age (Superman pun) of collecting Super Powers will have to wait until (gasp!) we start to die off, thus "unlocking" some of the vaults we've built up.

I'd hope I can spark some discussion, because maybe I'm wrong? But I think a lot of us are thinking the same thing these days.

-M
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Strangely enough, I just now looked the site up. I'm trying to get information on a figure I have, but I can't find an exact match to what I have.

It's a MoC Batman on the small card, 8-back, but with a special offer to order Kalibak. The lowest this site's matrix lists is a 12-back, so I'm a little lost, other than this is clearly an earlier release than the 12s.

Can anyone help me?
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Good reply.
Yeah, the writing seems to be on the wall.
I've been looking for a few SP pieces recently.
Unfortunately, nothing I see is what condition I'm looking for.
It feels like the SP collecting has dried up,
and we are the only people still interested.

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pastadude wrote:

Pure speculation, but I'd break it down in to 3 things:

1) Facebook. I've never been on it, but I understand that it seems the world rotates around it, and as a result, it's not too surprising that groups would gravitate in that direction. I'm sure there are many, MANY Super Powers groups on there.

2) Completion. I think many of us, over the years, have relatively completed our collections. Shy of something like a Shockwave prototype popping up to send shockwaves through the community (see what I did there?!), we've all mostly got what we were after... so there's less reason to trade/swap/sell excess.

3) Age/Competition. As the years go by, many people have locked down their collections, meaning that there's fewer and fewer examples of any given thing on the market at any time. It's more likely for things to get damaged/tossed/permanently collected, and thus there's less available - and when they do pop up, the rarity drives the price up. Every year that goes by makes it harder/more expensive to find one of the examples of whatever piece you may be after. It's very unlikely that anything "new" or "astonishing" to pop up... and even less likely for a large quantity of anything suddenly become available.

Let's take that Shockwave example a bit more seriously, since it's an easy one: Let's say there were, at some point, maybe 10 of them at Kenner. Super Powers production shuts down, so the wax (probably) gets melted down and reused, the molds (probably) get tossed, as do maybe 5 of the 10 existing examples. We're down to 50%. Now let's say 1 or 2 of those might've been kept by somebody at Kenner for sentimental seasons, and 2 or 3 of them might've been given to the kids of employees, or whomever else. 1 or 2 get destroyed as playthings, or just forgotten as the years go by. Now we're down to 2 or 3. But 1 of those 3 is probably in the private collection of somebody who sculpted it, or who molded it, and isn't likely to ever sell it - again, sentimental reasons. That means that there's 2 examples, 25 years later, that *might* still be bopping around... but more likely, they've ended up with a serious collector more than a decade ago who has no intention of EVER selling them. Things get lost, things get destroyed, and things get locked down. Add decades to that, and it makes for an increasingly challenging market to "sustain."

I'm sorry if I'm a bit nihilistic about the whole endeavor, but I think it has merit to analyze... I can't remember the last time I really "found" something I was looking for, and the stuff I was looking for wasn't even that expensive/rare/desirable! (Darkseid of the Moon on vinyl? The Burger King Darkseid Minicomic?) Though there was a great time when many people would share and showcase and help one another, I fear the golden age (Superman pun) of collecting Super Powers will have to wait until (gasp!) we start to die off, thus "unlocking" some of the vaults we've built up.

I'd hope I can spark some discussion, because maybe I'm wrong? But I think a lot of us are thinking the same thing these days.

-M



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I think I agree that a lot of us have locked down most of what we are after. I'm still pursuing prototypes when I can but as we know they don't turn up much and when they do they're a lot of money. I try to add one or two pieces a year if I can depending on what it is.

In other news I do miss when this forum was more active. Everyone is on facebook now but I feel like something is lost on that platform compared to this board.

Anyway happy holidays and happy new year!

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