probe 2000


One of my first Christmas memories is of finding some Power Lords figures in my stocking. What a great, imaginative, weird little line of toys. Never played the game though, or even knew of it’s existence before seeing this ad.

In the 80s, a toy line could serve as a storytelling vehicle for all-new and often quite strange IP. There were tons of similarly inventive concepts on shelves right on through to the mid-90s, really. It’s not like today where all the aisles are only filled with existing properties from mega corporations.

I like the look of that new Power Lords stuff from the Four Horseman, but I think they missed a trick not putting them in scale with MOTUC.