Check out the Captain Action recap from C2E2 on Figures.com Link to full C2E2 wrap-up story: http://www.figures.com/forums/news/29492-event-coverage-2013-chicago-comic-entertainment-expo.html#post77882 Captain Action story mention (photos attached below):
Then there was the Captain Action panel, the world’s original action figure! Ed Catto (pictured above right), the retropreneur and Mike Murphy (above left), the chief designer of Round 2 Toys were present to share some exciting news (See the photo gallery HERE!). Captain Action is coming back in a BIG way. We are talking about an animated television series by Animation House G7 with Marv Wolfman (Teen Titans fame) as the scripter. We are talking comic books by Dynamite Comics and of course we are talking action figures with a sleek new packaging and a modest $20 price point to boot. I have to say I have not purchased an action figure since the mid nineties (Spiderman anyone?) but after seeing the Captain Action up close and personal, I truly wanted to get one. The packaging alone is attractive and in style with the retro look as well.
These Rudolph® ornaments are dressed in holiday colors for a Merry Christmas. Collect all four – Bumble®, Hermey®, Sam the Snowman® and Young Buck Rudolph®. You’ll find these ornaments individually boxed at a Kmart® or Lowes® near you this 2013 holiday season.
Captain Action prepares to take C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo) by storm. Captain Action, the original superhero action figure, returned to toy shelves last year to overwhelming collector enthusiasm. But the world’s “Original Action Figure” is only getting started. If you plan to be at C2E2 in Chicago on April 28 please join Round 2, Animation House G7 and Dynamite Comics for a peek behind-the-curtain look at the exciting 2013 Action Plans.
Panelists include our own Mike Murphy (Chief Designer, Round 2 Toys), Tom Tataronowicz (G7 Animation), J. C. Vaughn (Publisher, Gemstone) and is moderated by Ed Catto (Retropreneur, Captain Action).
One of the items in our Forever Fun line is Captain Action! Some of you may not be familiar with him, but we think he is pretty special, so I wanted to share this review with you. Jason Devall has been reviewing toys for the better part of a decade. Through the constant changes and obstacles in his life one thing remained constant, his love for toys. This insane love and his unique kookiness gave him the drive to co-create That New Toy Smell and The Pop Culture Network. He has reviewed hundreds of toys from dozens of companies. Devall is back with an all-new review! This time out, he gives us a look at the AWESOME Captain Action variant, “ARCTIC ADVENTURER”!
I posted this on Facebook a few weeks ago – but for those wh omay have missed it I am posting it again.
Peanuts Holiday Clipons Collect all five members of the Peanuts™ Gang decked out and ready for the holidays! Featuring Charlie Brown, Linus, Santa Snoopy, Lucy and Flying Ace Snoopy™. Holiday Clip-Ons are perfect for decorating purses, backpacks, keychains and more. They’re great package toppers, holiday party gifts and stocking stuffers, too! In Kmart stores for 2013 Christmas Season.
In honor of our newest addition to the Forever Fun Family I have been doing some research. In my searches I found a Blog that described 2 children’s desire to watch the Wizard of Oz before the age of DVRs and VCRs. I too remember when this would be on as a child, staying up late to see this piece of cinema magic. What happened to them was tragic. The one year their mother relented and allowed them to see it…
We were to take a bath, without arguing and be ready for bed as soon as the presentation was over.
We were bathed and dressed in our pajamas and ready for the program to begin when God showed up.
When we turned on our television, there was only a black screen. It wasn’t just blank, it was totally black! No sound, no picture. No wizard.
After all these years, my sister and I had ridden the bus to school on the Monday morning after Easter and suffered through all of our friends reminiscing about their Sunday night experience of viewing The Wizard of Oz.
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The story of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer was written in 1939 by Robert L. May, a copywriter for the Chicago-based Montgomery Ward department stores, as a promotional gift for the store’s customers. The stores had bought and distributed coloring books every Christmas and saw writing their own story as a way to save money. Montgomery Ward distributed 2.4 million copies of the Rudolph booklet in 1939. A total of 6 million copies had been given out by the end of 1946, even though wartime paper shortages restricted printing.
Autry didn’t want anything to do with this song. It was his wife who talked him into recording it, and it went on to become the second biggest-selling Christmas song of all time, next to Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas.”
This song was the basis for a children’s TV Special made in 1964. It was narrated by Burl Ives, and became a Christmas classic.
Bringing to life the beloved classic of Christmas Eve, the charming Rudolph® wood pull toy has body and wheels made of wood and a snap together pull cord with a wood bead as handle. And straight out of the Charles Schultz classic Peanuts strips comes a friend that will never be left behind – just pull the cord and he follows! Snoopy, Charlie Brown’s trusting is rendered in durable and nostalgic wood. The warmth and simple design of these wooden toys create lasting memories for kids of all ages.
I have always found Charlie Brown and the Peanuts to be great therapy. For those of you that have forgotten the trauma of getting (or not getting) Valentines at school I am including a clip of an old Peanuts episode and I love seeing your own Peanuts holiday collections.
Colorful, durable and fun, the new line of wooden train cars, accessories and track layouts are inspired by classic shows that embrace a nostalgic look back to sunny and wholesome times. Whether you choose the Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer® or the Charles Schultz classic Peanuts wood trains or accessories you’ll enjoy the quality and craftsmanship of wooden train parts and pieces that are compatible with Brio™ sets and accessories. Hours of fun for collectors and kids of all ages.