Superman: Kenner Canada 1st Series 12-Back (Free Poster 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 two 12-Back card styles for the twelve 1st series action figures. The carded Superman shown above illustrates one of the two styles: the "Free Poster Offer" variety. The "Free Figure Offer" (Steppenwolf) represents the other Kenner Canada 1st series card style. While Kenner required submission of only two proof-of-purchase seals for free poster redemption by December 31, 1984, Kenner Canada required submission of three proof-of-purchase seals by March 31, 1985. To date I've been able to document 10 of the 12 first series characters in this packaging style. It's quite possible all twelve were released, so research and documentation is still considered ongoing.
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