PARADEMON



Kenner released Parademon and other evil Darkseid henchmen for the 2nd series figure wave released in 1985. The character represents the only true "army building" possibility from the line. Darkseid commanded legions of Parademons to carry out his evil plans, so multiple quantities of the figure in a Super Powers collection or diorama makes sense. Parademon was designed to exhibit a "Battle Flight" power causing the arms to move in a flight-like fashion. Kenner failed to utilize an internal tray inside the blister card's bubble to secure Parademon inside. As such, packaged specimens are notorious for containing paint worn or detached arm figures caused by the figure shifting inside the large bubble. The oversized bubble's limited support also contributes to a difficulty in locating carded examples with mint bubbles. Parademon shipped exclusively on 2nd series card styles. While Kenner intended to re-release all early figures in conjunction with the 1986 third series wave, Parademon has not been documented as being released on the 33-back offerless card style. An existing proof card and two prototype carded samples all provide evidence of the character's intended 3rd series re-release. Parademon's release is documented on the following two domestic (US) Kenner card types:

Kenner Canada released 31 of the 33 carded Super Powers figures in bilingual packaging featuring both English and French text to comply with bilingual packaging laws in the country. As such, Parademon saw release on the lone 2nd series Kenner Canada card style:

Children residing outside the US and Canada collected Super Powers action figures distributed by additional international companies. Unfortunately Parademon did not enjoy release in any non-US country except Canada and possibly Australia.

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