Power Action Deflector Bracelets
About This Vintage Toy
The Wonder Woman character was created by American psychologist and writer William Moulton Marston and artist Harry G. Peter in the early 1940s. The character first appeared in All Star Comics #8 published October 21, 1941, and her official first feature appearance in Sensation Comics #1 in January 1942. Along with Superman and Batman, and many others, Wonder Woman, was also a founding member of the Justice League. The Justice League, the superhero team, first appeared in The Brave and the Bold #28 in March of 1960 and eventually led to a long-standing collaboration of superheroes and the Super Powers toyline Collection. Following her comic book debut in 1941, Wonder Woman has been featured in several media adaptations, including the popular live-action television show that aired for three seasons, from 1976 to 1979 on ABC and CBS networks.
Throughout the years, Wonder Woman has become an icon for feminist empowerment, inspiring women worldwide. Wonder Woman was one of the first female iconic heroes to crossover into the mainstream shedding the once traditional damsel in distress perception and becoming an independently powerful Force to be reckoned with.
Wonder Woman is often referred to as Princess Diana of Themyscira. When away from her hidden homeland of Themyscira, she often uses her secret identity, Diana Prince, to disguise her unique power and abilities. In her youth Wonder Woman becomes an Amazon champion and is assigned by her elders to escort the lost General Steven Rockwell Trevor back to civilization. Trevor was a World War II United States intelligence officer whose plane had crashed on the Amazons’ isolated island territory of Themyscira. After introducing Princess Diana to the outside world, she became Wonder Woman and joined the Justice Society of America, eventually teaming up with the legendary Super Powers roster of 1984.
The Wonder Woman action figure featured a mechanical “Power Action Deflector Bracelets” that activated a simulated arm defense action movement when both legs were squeezed inward. The sculpting of the action figure was highly detailed for the time and very reminiscent of any expectations based upon the previous comic book and animated series. Wonder Woman’s lasso is made of a delicate intertwined material that is very difficult to find in original mint condition. Due to the fragile nature of this accessory, it often decayed throughout the years, and it’s challenging to find in any condition the current collectors market.
To our knowledge, Wonder Woman does not appear in any of the 1984 Kenner Super Powers Collection series one TV commercials, except for a tiny clip of her in the Batmobile TV commercial. The traditional consensus was that this particular toy line was marketed more towards a “boys” toy demographic. However, the previous decade had proven that female action figures had a strong staying power in the “boys” toys market by introducing iconic characters like The Bionic Woman, Princess Leia, G.I. Joe’s Scarlet, and let’s not forget, Teela from the Masters of the Universe. These strong female icons of empowerment developed a solid inspiration for young children of the decade by uplifting these powerful female characters.
The Wonder Woman 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 Wonder Woman 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.