Nostalgia is a pretty big driving force in the toy industry right now. It's hard to look into toy aisles without seeing the words 'classics' or 'legends' pinned to various toy lines that have stood the tests of times. Some are big names like Transformers, Ninja Turtles, and Masters of the Universe, but every now and then something really obscure comes along. The Four Horsemen are going back to 1983 to remake one of the most obscure toy lines of the '80s, Revell's Power Lords: The Extra-Terrestrial Warriors!
The new line, set to be unveiled during Toy Fair in February at the Toypocalypse 3 Art Exhibit, will feature an updated story based on current non-events. They couldn't have picked a better day than today to make this announcement. The story is as follows:
The Mayan year 22.214.171.124.0 has begun. As foretold in 669 AD by the famous prophecy carved into Monument 6 in the Mayan site of Tortuguero, this date signals the return of the “Bolon Yokte Ku” — The Nine Lords of Power. It is therefore, with great reverence, that the Four Horsemen of the Toypocalypse hereby proclaim the return of the Nine Power Lords and reveal the identity of a Tenth who dwells among us and has the power to save us all.
To keep this line extra authentic the Four Horesmen are working with original Power Lords designer and writer and illustrator of Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials, Wayne Douglas Barlowe. The original designs coupled with modern toy technology and the Four Horsemen's amazing sculpt-work should make for a rather interesting line. I only have vague memories of Power Lords from when I was a kid so I don't have much of an attachment, but done right these could be fun figures.
If you're entirely new to Power Lords you can see some images of the figures in the gallery with more right on the official PowerLordsReturn.com website. The site also gives a history of the original toy line from the beginning all the way up to its return. There's also information on a new collector club coming soon.
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