Friday, July 31, 2009
A Collection Kicks Off...
This is the figure that kicked off my Bat-collection.
I bought him in 1986 while at the local grocery/drug store. I had no idea what this figure would lead to! I just bought him because I thought he looked cool and would be fun to have on my shelf next to my comics. I had no plans to start a collection of any kind, at that point. Apparently, I paid $4.39 for him. That seems like a lot for 1986.
I opened him but saved the card back and comic book. I'm sure I have the comic book around, somewhere. The packaging is a bit worn but the figure has held up nicely. Of course, I bought him when I was around 19 and just let him sit on a shelf and stay minty.
Kenner's Super Powers Batman (to the best of my knowledge) was the first Batman action figure produced by a company other than Mego. In retrospect, it's kind of funny to think that there was basically only one new Batman figure produced during the entire 1980's until 1989 when Tim Burton's first Batman film was released. If you wanted a Batman figure in the mid-80's, this was your guy.
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