Superman Wearing Darth Vader's Suit? "Space Power Warriors" - Bootleg Star Wars Toys from the 1990s!

February 19, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

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Do you remember the time that Superman flew to a galaxy far, far away and stole Darth Vader’s red suit and lightsaber? Me neither, but apparently in the 1990s designers of the bootleg Star Wars toy line “Space Power Warriors” did!

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There really isn’t a lot of information out there when you Google “Space Power Warriors”, but you can find photos of various figures posted on Star Wars and toy message boards and various Reddit threads. It appears there were also a Boba Fett, Qui-Gon Jinn, and a Stormtrooper as well.  There are also some variations of Star Wars themed artwork on the cheaply produced packaging. And speaking of cheaply produced, these figures really are!  At nearly 10” tall, these toys are a super thin blow molded figure with a rubber head. I think a lose 3 ¾” vintage Kenner Star Wars figure weighs about the same or even more than these things!  There is nothing printed on the back of the card, and the front says JAMSOUND – Made in China with a bar code.

Being a Star Wars nut, I couldn’t resist buying them back in the day, but these days I just shake my head. They are so bad they are funny, and I’m probably not going to be heading to the Porsche dealer after I sell these guys one day!

These two toys and more are currently for sale on my eBay page found by clicking HERE!

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