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6 comments posted
very nice. Does have some

very nice. Does have some good articulations for its time IMHO :)

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Posted by mrtrainfreak12 on 20 October, 2013 - 16:44
Sure do miss the 80's

I vividly remember these guys sharing toy store shelves with Sectaurs and Eagle Force. (Star Wars and GIJoe had the prime real estate, freaky toys like Power Lords where relegated to the next aisle).
Eat your heart out, Todd McFarlane!

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Posted by BennyBedlam on 20 October, 2013 - 19:51
Seemed liked many toylines of

Seemed liked many toylines of the 80's used that font for their packaging such as this, along with Captain Power, Robostrux and Robotech.

Does that font even have a name?

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Posted by VZMK2 on 20 October, 2013 - 20:54
I liked them!

Arkus was the only one I remember owning, he made a good villian for my Micronauts and He-Man.
Funny, Arkus was one of the very 1st toys I picked up off of Ebay too.
He was in the yellowed bubble on the card and didn't cost me much at all. About a year later the bubble just fell off the card, not even the glue held up very well...
Doesn't bother me though, he displays better without it. :)

Shaya always freaked me out, looks like something out of hellraiser.
You can throw Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors into that genre of ultra weird stuff. Some sort of futuristic vegetable vehicles that wanted to kill you. Yay!

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Posted by mutilatedlips on 22 October, 2013 - 14:16
Cool review. I've been really

Cool review. I've been really nostalgic for the old 80s figures lately, but I never had many of these. They're odd figures. Not quite fully sci-fi nor fantasy but an odd mixture of the two.

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Posted by NekroDave on 26 October, 2013 - 19:58
"No man on Earth has ever had such power."

I became exposed to these toys as a kid because I owned an Odyssey 2 game console, and there was a Power Lords game for it. I am lucky enough to own a boxed copy of that game, even though it is considered a "holy grail" item for video game collectors.

I didn't really take to these toys as a kid, as I thought they were pretty creepy. The Shaya figure is probably the creepiest of the original figures.

I now collect these as an adult (as part of my Odyssey 2 collection), and the Shaya figure is one of the last ones I need. (The other I need is Sydot, but it is the least interesting of the original figures to me.)

I hope there is a new line of comics to go with the new action figures. It seems like there is great potential for some interesting stories with these characters.

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Posted by Serious on 27 November, 2013 - 14:06