Monday, February 20, 2012
DC Super Powers Dr. Fate Action Figure
This figure came out circa 1985 and was part of the second wave of the Super Powers collection. The detail of the figure is pretty well done. Dr. Fate's helm looks a bit long but otherwise fairly good looking. He has the Amulet of Anubis, collar and cloth cape, and shoulder pads. His knee joints were bendable, and you can manipulate the legs at the hips. His hear was able to turn to both sides and arms were able to be manipulated at the shoulders. One of the neat things about the Super Powers toys was that each had a special "action" they would do. In Dr. Fate's case, if you squeezed his legs together, both of his arms would raise as if he was casting a spell.
The action figures also came with a small-sized comic book with an adventure featuring the hero you had purchased. In his adventure, Dr. Fate has to deal with a hypnotized Martian Manhunter and Superman who are under Apocalypse's power and attack the mystic sage. Dr. Fate is able to cast a spell on both of his friends to break Apocalypse's hold over them, but not after he is attacked by his friends. Overall, the figure is well done and if I must say so myself, as a kid I thoroughly enjoyed playing with it.
Here is a picture of the Dr. Fate Super Powers figure from my personal collection (the above pictures are better quality pics courtesy of Google images):