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Never-made 1980s action figures turned Robin into Mad Max (and Batman into Lord Humungus)

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In the 1980s, toy manufacturer Kenner produced the Super Power collection of action figures for DC Comics. In an effort to capitalize on the Mad Max craze, Kenner also drafted designs for a line of "anti-hero" toys that recast DC heroes like Superman and Wonder Woman as leather-sporting ruin dwellers. As you can see above, the designs were fairly over-the-top; note Batman's loincloth, Cyborg's vest of grenades, and Superman masquerading as the lead singer of Dead or Alive.

You can also see Kenner's plans for futuristic and robotic superheroes. As the design for "Robot Cyborg" attests, these mock-ups too were cockamamie. These designs are presently being auctioned off at Comic Link. If you're looking to expand your collection of Batman fetish art, these should do nicely.

[Via Comics Alliance]