Saturday Supercade: Power Lords (1983)

Released by Revell in 1983, Power Lords – The Extra Terrestrial Warriors, has the distinction of being designed by none other than science fiction artist extraordinaire, Wayne Barlow!

A big thanks to Topless Robot for the wonderful ad posted below.

Each figure had an action feature that was explained on the dossier card on the back of the packaging. 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, etc.

Thanks to Figurerealm.com for these awesome photos!

DC Comics released a 3-issue series in Decemeber of 1983, illustrated by Mark Teixeira!

Sadly the Power Lords while having all manner of neat items, like a video game, board games, coloring books, and a jigsaw puzzle just didn’t seem to find its audience. Besides me of course.

He’s the Power Lord

Power Lords – The Extra-Terrestrial Warriors was a science fiction themed action figure line produced by Revell in 1983. Each figure has an action feature where they change into their alter ego. The main character, Adam Power can change into Lord Power by pushing a button to turn his torso around to reveal the Lord Power side. Each figure also included a file card, which provided a brief dossier on the character and demonstrates how to initiate its special feature.

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

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