TYR
(1986, 2010)

 

 

THE villain Tyr has the honor of being the first Legion-related character to have an action figure made.
   In 1984, DC Comics awarded the master toy license of their heroes to Kenner Products, which devised hidden mechanisms within the figures that would trigger an action when their legs or arms were squeezed. This emphasis on the "super powers" led to the naming of the line The Super Powers Collection. 
    In all, three series of figures and accessories were released (in 1984, 1985, and 1986), but after three years of production the line collapsed. Tyr came with a firing hand gun that could launch when his legs were clutched – a clever feature as in the comics, Tyr’s lethal limb was also detachable.
   As the text on the pack states: “Tyr is equipped with a powerful bionic gun in place of one of his real arms. The gun can fire powerful energy blasts, and can somehow control the minds of others. The gun can detach itself from Tyr's body and fly away, in the event he is captured.”

 

IN 2010, more than 20 years after the Kenner release, another Tyr figure was produced, part of Wave 14 of the DC UNIVERSE CLASSICS toy line. Unlike its counterpart of the 70s, the cannon arm is not detachable. The figure came with a Collector Button featuring Tyr's image.