Power Action Bat Punch
About This Vintage Toy
Batman was created by writer Bill Finger and artist Bob Kane and debuted in May 1939 in Detective Comics #27. Batman’s growing success began to appear in many comic books, newspaper comic strips, animated programs, and a cult classic 1960s live-action series that became a full-length feature movie in 1966.
Batman’s mysterious backstory was first introduced in the Detective Comics#33 comic issue published and distributed in November 1939. In this two-page story, we first learn about the origins behind Batman’s dark and perplexing persona. The issue illustrated an adolescent, Bruce Wayne, witnessing the untimely murder of his parents, and a justified vigilante was born. Pledging on the murder of his parents, Bruce Wayne commits to avenging their deaths by spending the rest of his life fighting crime and taking on all of Gotham Cities criminals.
Like Superman, Batman was also an obvious choice for Kenner in the first series action figure lineup in 1984. With Batman’s growing popularity over the past few decades, and a fan favorite in the Saturday morning Hanna-Barbera animated series, the action figure quickly became one of the top sellers in the Kenner Super Powers Collection.
The Batman action figure featured a mechanical “Power Action Bat Punch” that activated simulated arm movement when both legs were squeezed inward. This detailed figure was made to be highly realistic, resembling the CD comics, and was highly detailed for the time. The cape is made of cloth material and has a neck-fitting clip-on feature that can be removed or reattached as desired. The bat-cape can be quickly removed and was often lost by children during play. Due to the popularity of the Kenner Batman Super Powers action figure, there are currently many action figures available on the collectors market; however, suitable working power mechanisms and an excellent condition cape can be tough to find.
The Batman action figure offered 7 points of articulation with the hips, knees, shoulders, and neck. The innovative mechanical “Super Power Action” often created loose joints and limbs over time, making some action figures challenging to stand an offer possibility. Finding an action figure with a perfect “Super Power Action” functionality along with mint condition paint and accessories can fetch a much higher value on the current collectors market.
Included Mini Comic
The 1984 Batman Super Powers TV Commercial
Collector’s Price Guide
|Image||Product Name||Alliance||Type||Series||Year||MLC||MIB / MWC||MISB / MOC|
|https://x7s81d.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Wonder-Woman-THUMB.jpg||Wonder Woman||Good||Action Figure||1||1984||$95||$140||$165||https://retrotoyquest.com/action-figure-wonder-woman-super-powers-kenner-1984|
|https://x7s81d.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Green-Lantern-THUMB.jpg||Green Lantern||Good||Action Figure||1||1984||$60||$70||$95||https://retrotoyquest.com/action-figure-green-lantern-super-powers-kenner-1984|
|https://x7s81d.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Lex-Luthor-THUMB.jpg||Lex Luthor||Evil||Action Figure||1||1984||$30||$45||$100||https://retrotoyquest.com/action-figure-lex-luthor-super-powers-kenner-1984|
|https://x7s81d.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Lex-Soar-THUMB.jpg||Lex-Soar 7||Evil||Action Vehicle||1||1984||$85||$125||$155||https://retrotoyquest.com/action-vehicle-lex-soar-7-super-powers-kenner-1984|
|https://x7s81d.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Hall-of-Justice-THUMBb.jpg||Hall of Justice||Good||Playset||1||1984||$125||$325||$650||https://retrotoyquest.com/playset-hall-of-justice-super-powers-kenner-1984|
|https://x7s81d.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Super-Powers-Collectors-Case-THUMB.jpg||Super Powers Collection Carrying Case||Good||Neutral||1||1984||$135||$155||$210||https://retrotoyquest.com/carrying-case-action-figure-carrying-case-super-powers-kenner-1984|
|https://x7s81d.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Missing-Item-THUMB.jpg||The Whole Collection||NA||SERIES 1 TOTAL||1||1984||$1,210||$1,896||$3,665|
How To Use This Price Guide
MLC = “Mint Loose Condition” This is when the action figure or Vehicle is in excellent condition, and is loose and “complete” with all original accessories, but without the packaging and original included paperwork.
MIB = “Mint in box” This is when the collectible is in excellent condition, and is loose and “complete” with all original accessories and original included paperwork.
MWC = “Mint with Card Back” This is when an action figure os is excellent condition, and is loose and “complete” with all original accessories, however included the original card back fully intact. If the original blister bubble is intact, It can bring additional value depending on the condition of the blister bubble.
MISB = “Mint in Sealed Box” This is when the Collectible is in excellent condition, and is factory sealed and was never opened or used.
MOC = “Mint on card” This Is when the action figure is in excellent condition and is factory sealed and it’s original blister bubble and was never opened or used.
COMPLETE = “Complete” This is when the collectible is 100% complete with all of its accessories. Additional paperwork included with the original package does increase the overall value but does not necessarily consider the item complete
DISCLAIMER: All values are estimated by Retro Toy Quest and subject to change and discrepancy, depending on the advanced nature of any collector.