Super Powers,Super Amigos.In 1989 the South American toy company, based in Argentina, Pacipa purchased some old Super Powers molds from the US, and started production of these now re named figures, they where sold threw out Argentina, South America. Email: The Buenos Aires Toy Museum,Bob Frassinetti. The Buenos Aires Toy Museum,Argentina. Bob Frassinetti. Copyright 2005. Roberto Dario Frassinetti.
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Cyborg, DarkSeid, Argentina
Internationally famous Super Power action figures among which some of the most famous characters are Superman, Aquaman, Wonder woman, Batman, etc was also manufactured in Argentina. Branded under the name Super Amigos -super friends in Spanish- these action figures were produced in Argentina during the late 80s by Pacipa. Apart from the Super Amigos there is an other Latin version regarding Super Powers' that is the Liga de la Justicia or Ligue of Justice, featuring the same Super Power characters, but produced by Argentinean Firm Playfull. Both of the brand action figures share these specific features that will help the world wide collector clear up a bit the story behind these items. Back then there were several different American action figures being produced in the country and in every collection the careful eye can appreciate some variations from the original American model. This sort of variations happened due to several reasons. One of them is that these -and almost every toy- that was targetly produced for Latin America was slightly altered to fit the specific needs of the market. However there are some other less clear reasons too. Some say that in order to cut expenses, some toys were altered in order to use a basic model for several characters. All and all, these figurines and action figures are one of a kind within the collectibles market, for similar looking to the American action figures, they also feature new, innovative and unique characteristics. Even more, these sort of "flouts" are highly appreciated by world wide collectors turning them into coveted high priced items. Rumors have been spread around the collectors community of these being low quality items, but they are not, paint and plastic materials are of very good quality and these are trade marked too. Email: The Buenos Aires Toy Museum,Bob Frassinetti. The Buenos Aires Toy Museum,Argentina. Bob Frassinetti. Copyright 2005. Roberto Dario Frassinetti.