Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Power On!



Power on!


Earth, 2147. The legacy of the Metal Wars, where man fought machines, and machines won.


Bio-Dreads, monstrous creations that hunt down human survivors...and digitize them.


Volcania, center of the Bio-Dread Empire; stronghold and fortress of Lord Dread, feared ruler of the new order.


But from the fires of the Metal Wars arose a new bread of warrior, born and trained to bring down Lord Dread and his Bio-Dread Empire. They were soldiers of the future - Mankind's last hope.

Their leader - Captain Jonathan Power, master of the incredible power suits which transform each soldier into a  one-man attack force...

...and that's about it. I didn't pick up any of the other "heroes" in the series.

Captain Power was an unexpected Christmas or birthday gift back in 1987. I don't think I really knew what the series was and quite honestly was shocked in my adult years to learn the line was based on a full twenty-two episode series

As a kid, the real only exposure I had to it was the three VHS tapes which were a mixture of live action openings / endings and a cartoon interactive "game" in the middle. Truth be told, I really didn't play with the toys all that long - Despite having a handful of figures, the two ships and Power On playset. It just didn't entertain me all that much.

However, in my adult years, I felt an urge to track down the figure and add it to my collection. My main goal was to limit it to just the Captain himself, but when I had an opportunity to add Lord Dread into the mix I went ahead and did so. With that said, I doubt I will seek out any others - Even if found complete and cheap. The line really doesn't interest me enough to use up precious display space for more than the two. As it is, it's bad enough I have one of each figure loose and carded.

Speaking of of the other figure - Here's Lord Dread.





I have to be honest here, and this may come off as a real spoiled mentality. But. Now that I have these two figures...I'm kind of not impressed. Hindsight is knocking on the back of my mind asking, "Um...Why did we need these figures?"

Don't get me wrong. I still really dig the two carded versions I have. I just kind of feel like that would have been sufficient. I'm not sure why I felt the need to buy them again loose. Oh well. They'll sit on the display shelf until something boots them out of the prime real estate they take up - Which admittedly isn't much.

So with buyers remorse, signing off for the day.

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