Green Arrow: Kenner Canada 2nd Series 23-Back (Superman Cape Offer)


Kenner Canada released 31 Super Powers figures in carded bi-lingual packaging to comply with Canada's bi-lingual packaging laws. In comparison Kenner released 33 carded figures for the US market. Cyborg and Steppenwolf represent the two characters never released in Canadian packaging. While Kenner Canada did not offer the "Free Clark Kent" promotion, the figure was available in Canada via mail-away through Canada Fancy's Superman French Fries promotion. Kenner Canada made Steppenwolf available via a mail-away promotion similar to Kenner's Steppenwolf mail-away offer.

Kenner Canada produced a single 23-Back card style for the eleven 2nd series action figures. The carded Green Arrow shown above illustrates that lone style: the "Superman Cape Offer" variety. Interestingly, the twelve first series characters do not appear to have seen release in this 2nd series packaging. The back side of Kenner Canada carded figures are interesting, and in some ways more pleasing than Kenner's, due to the glossy finish employed on them. While Kenner moved to the glossy back finish for it's 3rd series packaging, the company primarily used a matte finish on the backs. Kenner Canada on the other hand utilized the glossy back finish on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd series cards.

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