Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Krofft Superstars ELECTRA WOMAN!

Krofft Superstars - Electra Woman - Living Toys/Art Asylum 2000

The Krofft Supershow was one crazy kids' show.  It was inventive, attention-grabbing, and unlike anything else on the air.  Hot on the heels of the successful H.R. Pufnstuf series, The Krofft Supershow featured several short live-action segments including Electra Woman and Dyna Girl.  This segment featured two magazine reporters who doubled as superheroines.  Their adventures were intentionally campy (a'la the 1960's Batman show), so of course there was plenty of colorful spandex and bad acting for all.  There were 16 twelve-minute segments in their single season (the girls didn't return for Season 2).  In 2000, Living Toys (with Art Asylum) released a series of four action figures from a variety of Sid & Marty Krofft properties.  It's a shame there was never a second series because there are a lot more deserving characters in the world of Krofft.  A Dyna Girl would have been especially nice to at least complete this duo, but I'd much rather have one than none at all.  Let's check out Electra Woman below!

The television-themed packaging is so fun.  I've seen it done before, but the execution here is brilliant in its simplicity.

Electra Woman came with a graphical figure stand and an ElectraCom that snaps onto either of her wrists.
Here are some pics from the show.  I love this figure, but when compared to the source material I notice two flaws.  First, the figure looks nothing like Deidre Hall (yes, the Days of Our Lives matriarch was a superhero) and second, the red of her costume is really supposed to be orange.

(I swiped these photos from Star Celebrity Photos' Ebay store.  Follow the link to see all the other Electra Woman and Dyna Girl photos they have available.)

Electra Woman has seven points of articulation:  Legs, Shoulders, Elbows, and Neck.

Here is a video of the Intro for your enjoyment.

Time for a Comparison Pic!




  1. Had her for a couple years and love her for her kitsch value.

    Great review!

    1. Thanks! I picked her up second hand a few years ago myself. She's on my shelf of brightly-colored indie characters and she fits in very nicely. The face reminds me of the DCD Black Canary figure I reviewed back in April ( I was trying to read sculptor details on the packaging pics online but I couldn't make them out. I'll bet they're the same artist.