I loved the "Thundercats" cartoon as a child, watching cat-like humanoids fighting the forces of evil. Whenever their leader was in trouble, he'd unleash the Sword of Omens to gain "sight beyond sight," the ability to see events happening at faraway places, or bellow "Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats, Hooo!" to instantaneously summon his allies to his location to join the fight. What kid didn't want those superpowers?
I also wanted Green Lantern's ring, Wonder Woman's bracelets, Captain America's shield, and of course Batman's batsuit. I never imagined then that 30 years later I'd be designing components of my own supersuits.