Buy PowerLords or we’ll shoot you

Buy PowerLords or we’ll shoot you

I was too old for the Power Lords when they came out but I remember kind of digging their design, they certainly weren’t as child friendly as other action figure lines at the time and that appealed to my newly discovered cynicism.

I don’t remember the characters in this ad from Toyfair 1984 and go figure, they seem like they’re kind of expensive and probably saw a smaller release. Why are those toys always the prettiest?

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AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • YesterdayIsNow on January 19, 2019

    Don't remember ever seeing those figures. I'm guessing He-Man was dominating toy shelves by then

  • YesterdayIsNow on January 19, 2019

    Also, probably couldn't get away with that ad copy today.

  • Anonymous on January 21, 2019

    YIN's right. But if we're going there, even He-Man would get in trouble for promoting edged weapons and feminism/ "gamer-gate" complaints about the costume/ body-types for Teela, Evil Lyn, and the Sorceress.

    These days, someone would probably find something offensive about Orko.

  • YesterdayIsNow on January 22, 2019

    Orko, eh? Maybe. Not sure how much political sway floating blue elves have these days.

  • Glen Davis on January 30, 2019

    I had one of these, a blue alien, I think. I remember the comic book, but have never read an issue.

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