Here are the four basic carded figures that were available in retail stores in
2003. There were at least two other figures in the Real Heroes line up that are not pictured on this page. One
was a Scuba Diver and the other was a Bomb Disposal Expert.
Each came as part of a play set with more accessories than the individually carded heroes pictured here. My
information about this line of toys is somewhat limited, so if you are personally aware of any other additions to this
series, please feel free to write and let me know more about them.
All the packaging for these guys state that
they actually feature 28 points of articulation, but I honestly can't count that many. I can only count 17
at best and there are a few minor problems with some of the joint breaks. For example, their ankle joints
only move up and down, but not side to side.
Interestingly enough, the bodies used for these figures are
actually very similar to the ones used for Hasbro's 1:8 scale superhero line
of "retro cloth" figures, which featured costumes that were more or less sown onto them.