Boss Fight Studio is joining in on the latest resurgence of King Features characters in the action figure market. The company’s Power Stars line of toys will stand 5″ tall and have a lot of similarities to the ’80s DC Super Powers line from Kenner. In addition, each figure will have 7 points of articulation.
The first wave of this series will contain Flash Gordon, The Phantom, Ming the Merciless, and Prince Thun. That’s an interesting lineup, as I don’t think I’ve ever seen Thun as an action figure. Flash and the others are sporting their original comic book costumes. Yes, that does mean the Ghost Who Walks is wearing his striped undies.
Flash, Phantom, Ming, and Thun will be Due out in the fourth quarter of 2022. They can all be pre-ordered now through the Big Bad Toy Store.
Power Stars are the action figures you always wanted as a kid, ready to make all your heroic dreams come true! These brand new 5-inch retro-feel action figures feature seven points of articulation and all the nostalgia.
Featuring your favorite super heroes from King Features classic comics, collect them all to bring your favorite comics to life! The Phantom, the legendary Ghost Who Walks, includes two pistols which fit into his belt. Each figure is packaged on a blister card featuring brand new artwork inspired by your favorite comic characters.
I wonder why the DC Super Powers body type hasn’t been used more often for retro-styled figures. Those figures were always solid, both in presentation and how they looked while on display. The addition of the clip-on cape for Ming is excellent. I hope this line thrives and gets more companies on board with this style of retro toys.
If you don’t remember DC Super Powers, they had the same type of articulation. There were no elbow joints, but the legs had one at each knee. Luckily, the Power Stars toys don’t have an “action feature.”
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