The teen sidekicks, although annoying to most people, they were an exciting find for me. I stumbled on ITW searching Super Powers customs on the net. julis Marx of Action Figure Insider wrote a pretty extensive article detailing what is known about the background of this seemingly mass produced custom line. When I saw that they did all of the sidekicks I jumped on eBay. It took several months to get all the pieces I wanted. I was only after show accurate characters and these fit the bill. The rubber bands and the potentially rushed or sloppy casting process causes them to struggle to stand up but of propped up correctly they blend in nicely.
A Custom A Day....
I began toy collecting as a hobby back in 1990 I have always had a
need for custom figures. Toy companies begin action figure lines, begin
to release individual characters to create teams and, more often than
not leave them incomplete. Many collectors find that custom figures
pollute their collection's authenticity by not being mass produced
creations from the toy companies that created the preexisting toy lines.
I disagree. I feel a quality custom action figure enhances a
collection and help create a complete picture.