Welcome to the Powet Top 5, where we explore the top (and bottom) 5 items we think are relevant to any of a variety of topics that span the imagination. Sit back, read, and respond

I know that when I write these articles that they tend to get on pretty niche topics. This time around I think I have outdone myself on niche-ness. If you were born any time after 1975, you should know of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their wonderful initial toy line from Playmates in the early 90’s. If you collect toys, you should absolutely know of the Four Horsemen. You should also have heard of the Four Horsemen’s FANtastic Exclusive endeavor and the property it spawned, The Seventh Kingdom. In today’s article, we are going to draw some parallels between the properties. Read on after the jump to learn more!

First, a bit of background to get everyone on an even playing field. Here’s a short synopsis of The Seventh Kingdom’s backstory (from the back of some of the packaging):

In the infancy of time the world was made of one great continent. As civilizations prospered and grew, the world’s people separated into six enormous kingdoms. As some kingdoms expanded so did their hunger for power. Bloody battles raged for centuries resulting in nothing but death and frustration. When the devastating effects of these wars finally became too unbearable, a plan was devided to end the bloodshed once and for all. The kingdoms would combine their power to shatter the very land they fought for into six equal parts. However, when plan was indeed realized a grave miscalculation was made. Six equal continents were created, but central to all of them was a seventh continent bigger than the rest. It was a land that breathed an incomprehensible new power. Because of the new unpredictability of this power, the kingdoms vowed this terrain was never to be stepped foor upon. Until now… Growing doubts about the creation and evolution of the seven separate realms have infected some with a renewed thirst for power. Quests for power have turned once again into battles, and those battles have transformed into wars. In these troubled times one thing is for certain – the wars will not end until a legendary power is unleashed. The power of the … SEVENTH KINGDOM

I’m going to let the images do most of the talking here.

5. Groundchuck vs Defender of the Fiery Crater

4. Dr. El vs Ramathorr the Elephant Swordsman

3. April O’Neil vs Queen Alluxandra of the Bluddmane Clan

2. Rocksteady vs Gauntlet of Vaskkh

1. Bebop vs Helm of Xaanm

Honorable Mention:
Karai vs Isadorra of the Ironspynne Clan

Agree with the choices in the list? Think some are a bit of a stretch? Let us know in the comments and let your voice be heard.

We (I) have written extensively about The Seventh Kingdom. If you would like to see more, here are a few helpful links to give you a general overview:
7th Kingdom spins out from FANtastic Exclusive
FANtastic Exclusive 2007 Update
Logo Analysis: 7th Kingdom
PowetToys: FANtastic Exclusive 2006 – Xetheus The Minotaur
Four Horsemen FANtastic Exclusive 2006 Painted 2-Up Revealed