Mystery Superhero!

Mystery Hero

When I was about six years old, I was at a car boot sale with my parents when I spotted this really cool action figure amongst a whole load of other second hand toys. I thought she was awesome – the sort of hero I could see beating my brother’s superman and batman figures in a fight (Barbie wasn’t really a fair adversary seeing as she was about five times as big as Superman).

My Mum bought her for me and she became one of my favourite toys, but the thing that’s always bugged me is that I don’t know where she’s from. Since I got her second hand, she didn’t come in a box, and so I never knew what her name was, or what her powers were supposed to be. I always assumed that she was a comic book hero, but I’ve never been able to place her, nor has my brother, despite being much more knowlegeable about the universes of DC Comics and Marvel than I am.

I suppose it’s possible that she isn’t a comic book superhero at all, but she really has that look about her to me. If she is a comic book hero (or villain?) then she’s obviously not a well known one. I should probably also add that when I first got her she had a big disc thing attached to her back. I’m fairly sure it was orange and that it had a kind of fire/lightning pattern around it. Unfortunately, I pulled this off as soon as I got her back home because I thought it got in the way of her red hair, and I have now, of course, lost it. I would really love to know who she is, so if anyone has any ideas then please share! Even better – you can tell me that this is some sort of limited edition, immensely rare, ludicrously valuable action figure (if only I hadn’t ripped that flippin’ disc off her back, eh?)!

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6 Responses to “Mystery Superhero!”

  1. Alex Bell Says:

    Question answered by @JennaBurtenshaw and @alessadark on Twitter. This is Castaspella from She Ra – not a series I ever watched, but one I think I might have to look up now. Thanks, guys!

  2. Robert Bell Says:

    Castaspella or no, she would never win against my superman figure. Not only was he awesome, but he is a vintage collectable and this figure IS worth a little scratch! I must dig him out of his attic tomb :P

  3. Alex Bell Says:

    You’re not allowed to sell Superman. I won’t let you. He *is* The Awesome. Sell the Natwest pigs first – you always see them in antiques shops so they must be worth a bit of something. Mum said Nathaniel was worth something anyway. Might get a Nando’s meal out of it at least . . .

  4. Robert Bell Says:

    I would never sell him, he’s priceless, but he might get a spot on my shelf. Hmm could do but then they could be worth a lot more in the future. Might be worth checking out though!

  5. Justin Daniels Says:

    Glad you figured it out! So what are her powers??? Obviously I could Google it, but how much fun would that be?

  6. Alex Bell Says:

    Not a lot of detail about that online – I suspect you have to watch the TV series – but she’s some sort of enchantress with magical powers (as her name would suggest!).

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