- Posted by Johanna on March 15, 2011 at 3:07 pm
- Category: Comic News
Back in the day, before I was born, there was a
doll action figure named Captain Action. Captain Action was cool because you could buy him costumes and turn him into other famous heroes, including Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Captain America, the Phantom, the Lone Ranger (and Tonto), Flash Gordon, and more.
For the nostalgia market, Captain Action has been brought back as both a comic book and a
toy 12″ action figure. But here comes the exciting part: the relaunch will include Marvel costumes, so Captain Action can once again pretend to be Spider-Man and Captain America, beginning Fall 2011 at Toys’R’Us and other retailers. Iron Man and Thor costumes are promised for 2012.
Bob Plant, Creative Director, describes the direction the product line will take. “We have a great deal of respect for these timeless characters, and our goal is not to merely recreate the original Marvel costume sets from the 1960s, but to take them a step or two further with enhanced details and more accurate and faithfully-recreated costumes. While packaging is highlighted by Silver Age art and the costumes are tied into that vintage era as well, we’ve updated the packaging style to reflect more modern collector sensibilities. This is an exciting time for Captain Action collectors, new and old!”
I like that the costumes come with alternate faces. That’s just wacky. Here’s hoping we see a Superman/Clark Kent set sometime in the future!