Monday, March 21, 2011

Captain Action: "Make Mine Marvel!"


This is going to be cool! (Look closely at the chase costume set that will be possible)

Round 2 is proud to announce that, for the first time in over 40 years, Captain Action will once again be associated with Marvel Comics characters. 1/6-scale Captain Action costume sets of Spider-Man and Captain America will debut in Fall 2011 at Toys’R’Us (and other specialty retailers), to be followed by additional releases of Marvel character costume sets, including Iron Man and Thor in 2012.

Tom Lowe, President and Owner of Round 2 and Bob Plant, Creative Director at Round 2 have geared the new product line a step or two further than the original 1960's sets, with enhanced details and more accurate and faithfully-recreated costumes. The packaging is highlighted by Silver Age art and the costumes are tied into that vintage era as well. Ed Catto and Joe Ahearn of CA Enterprises, the licensor for Captain Action, believe that fans both new & old will be blown away by the authenticity and details of these sets.

Captain Action made his debut in the mid-1960s at the height of the super hero craze. The original 1/6-scale Captain Action’s most outstanding characteristic was that he could be disguised as a number of different super heroes and comic book characters, a unique concept that has continued to maintain interest in the character all these years. There's no doubt that the latest pairing of Captain Action and Marvel Comics will prove a match made in fanboy heaven, and hopefully a prelude of great things to come.

3 comments:

BrittReid said...

Actually, the package art for both is from the Bronze-Age.
The Spider-Man is from the first oversized Treasury Edition (1974, I think) and I'm pretty sure the Cap is from Kirby's second run at Marvel (1976-1980 or so)

Note: the Spidey art has been reused as licensing "clip art" since, but it was done originally for the Treasury cover.

Jeff Overturf said...

Is it too early to wait in line at Toys R Us yet????

Chuck Wells said...

True, Brit, but I'm thinking that what they actually meant is that the package designs clearly reflect Jack Kirby & John Romita art-styles that began in the Silver Age.