Source: Kenner's Super Powers Collection, Series One (1984)
Type: ToyOh how I love the Super Powers action figures line! Sad thing is, I didn't gobble them all up at the time and consequently don't have this sweet sweet Superman! Removable cape! Squeeze his legs and he throws a punch! (I still have Aquaman, Green Lantern, Darkseid, Dr. Fate, Hawkman and Brainiac, plus crap I picked up in yard sales like Desaad and an off-model Parademon. And I still play around with them.)
Now, there are some handsome action figures coming out these days (mostly from DC Direct), but gosh, the Super Powers guys were FUN. I still prefer their cloth capes to the semi-rigid rubber used on many figures today, and the idea that you could make them punch, swim, run, fly, cast a spell, etc. with a quick squeeze made them the top superhero figure of the 80s, and still relevant today. Some of them even had extra gimmicks, like Darkseid's Omega Beams, produced when you shone a light on the top of his head.
If I were made of money or had a time machine... But the latter hasn't been invented yet, and as for the former, a look at eBay shows loose figures starting at around 10$, and carded ones often hitting and passing 60$. Never mind the vehicles! Look at this sweet bunch:
And way too many holes in my collection to ever make it affordable. But I can dream...