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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday Special: Power Lords, Revell

This week's Sunday Special is all about the amazing Power Lords series from Revell.


As a kid, I always wanted these but somehow they were rather hard to find around it. Believe it or not, I finally got my first Power Lords action figure as an adult!


Revell hired Wayne Barlowe (author/artist of Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials) to design the toys.


Each figure has an action feature. Adam Power can change into Lord Power by pushing a button to turn his torso around to reveal the Lord Power side; Shaya is a 2-sided figure who is changed by turning her cape around and removing her helmet; Arkus' wings flap. Each figure also includes a file card, which provides a brief dossier on the character and demonstrates how to initiate its special feature.


DC Comics published a 3-issue Power Lords comic book series beginning in December 1983. A video game, board game, jigsaw puzzle and coloring book based on the characters were also released that same year.


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