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1984 Super Powers (Kenner)


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Picture Credit:


Includes: Removable Cape

Action Feature: Power Action Bat Punch

Picture credit (Packaged):

Prior to the Super Powers Collection, one manufacturer (in this case, the Mego Corporation) licensed both DC and Marvel characters for action figures. When the Secret Wars toyline by Mattel, came onto the retail toy scene, it was set up as direct competition for the Kenner line. These figures, similar in scale to the Super Powers Collection, introduced a competing marketing strategy between manufacturers of Marvel and DC action figures. This started the trend of Marvel and DC using competing toy manufacturers to produce their toys—a trend that continues to this day.

Character Bio

Batman's primary character traits can be summarized as "wealth; physical prowess; deductive abilities and obsession."

The driving force behind Batman's character is from his childhood. Bob Kane and Bill Finger discussed Batman's background and decided that "there's nothing more traumatic than having your parents murdered before your eyes." Despite his trauma, he is driven to train to become a brilliant scientist and train his body into absolute physical perfection to fight crime in Gotham City as Batman, an inspired idea from Wayne's insight into the criminal mind.

Product review by afterschooltoys:

Produced in 1984 by Kenner

Original retail price: $3.95

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Toy Categorization:   action figure / Super Powers / Kenner / 1984 / / Items / Batman /
Toy Identification:   record# 1787, toyworth#...

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