This week has been a great one for Vintage Toy finds, here at Quantum Multiverse. Earlier in the week I found a Penosh Place Voltron Black Lion for 79¢ at a second hand shop. That was a really fun find. I suppose, since the legs were tucked in, they thought the piece was broken. It wasn’t. Except for the missing pilot, it was all there.
Yesterday I received two new toys, a 3¾” Ming the Merciless by Mattel, and most importantly a boxed Micronauts’ Hornetroid, by Mego! It is missing one piece, and it is pretty loose, but it gives me all the nostalgia feels. This toy, along with the Shogun Warriors’ Godzilla, were two of the first things that I had bought with my own money. Great times 🙂
Last week I had picked up a Kenner Super Powers’ Wonder Woman, a Masters of the Universe Extendar, and Skeletor! 👍
This was an exciting event, before the word “event” was way over used. These 12 issues were not the best stories, but the flavor of the mini-series really makes up for that. Little did I know that it was hastily thrown together to shill for Mattel.
So, yesterday, DC launched dcsuperherogirls.com. It is pretty simple but that is where the beauty lies. I dig the flat design and it is a pretty good start for getting the brand out there. DC Super Hero Girls will see DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. collaborate with Mattel, LEGO and Random House. From what I can tell there won’t be any product, other than maybe from Random House, until 2016.
The site opens up with this blurb:
WELCOME TO SUPER HERO HIGH!
Want to become a Super Hero? Then head to Super Hero High! We know that life as a teenager can get awkward (especially when you have super powers), but you’re about to learn how to channel YOUR powers and put them to use! Your first assignment: Meet the DC Super Hero Girls.
I am a huge supporter of positive, powerful, female role-models for both girls and boys. That being said, I have high hopes for DC’s Super Hero Girls to not be another high-school-ish drama laden brand about teen angst, or characters having “attitude” without any positive direction. I will be keeping an eye out on this brand. We should be seeing some digital content soon and perhaps some TV presence this Fall. In the mean time I wonder if they’ll (DC Comics) be launching a companion comic book series in conjunction with the animated content or before… either way, it’s something to look forward to.