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New York Comic con is just around the corner – October 10-13, 2013!
Round 2 will be there – stop by and see us at booth 443. You won’t want to miss our new model kits, die-cast cars, slot cars, Forever Fun, Captain Action, and even the Wicked Witch of the West will be in display.
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Everybody loves a good comeback story. The rebirth of Captain Action is one of my favorites. Captain Action is Back! The beloved 1960′s toy has returned with comics, toys, apparel and collectibles – welcoming back old fans and creating new ones every day! Two superfans of the property bought the rights to the license and didn’t just bring an old action figure back to market, they have updated it and somewhat re-imagined the property without alienating classic fans, still keeping the root of the property, what makes it unique. That’s never an easy task in the fickle world of fandom. On top of that they managed to secure “the big 2″ of Marvel and DC to be able to take Captain Action back into their sandboxes.
Here is a little Captain action history for you and a little background on the founders of this action figure! I promise there is some more info on Peanuts coming soon.
Here is the link to the gallery from Toy Fair – http://www.actionfigureinsider.com/gallery2/album/TF2013-Round-2/
This is just a portion of what is proposed to retail and hobby stores. I do know some of this fall’s product line-up but I am waiting for the products to arrive from the factory, so I can shoot the samples.
Can Captain Action Be the Savior of the Affordable 12 Inch Figure?
This year when I was sitting at the Hasbro presentation the speaker mentioned how the rest of the world loves the 12 inch figure. Last year at the same presentation Hasbro informed the crowd that they would not be making 12 inch figures any longer…what a difference a year makes.
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.
We at Round 2 are feeling a bit like Arctic Adventurers this week so it is not surprise that I have decided to take another look at Captain Action’s Arctic Adventurer figure. The Arctic Adventurer figure set gets Captain Action ready for top-secret polar missions. To camouflage himself against the stark whiteness of the Arctic, Captain Action gets a customized white and blue permafrost insulated suit, white gloves and white boots.
Have you started your collection yet?
One of the most anticipated elements of Round 2’s new Captain Action toy line is the Avengers Assemble Build-A-Costume. The first Avengers Assemble will feature Marvel’s battling bowman, Hawkeye! Each of the six planned Marvel costume sets will include an element of Hawkeye’s costume, allowing collectors to assemble an Avenger with the rest of their heroes! In the first Round 2 costume set releases, the deluxe Spider-Man costume set will include Hawkeye’s Bow, Arrows and Quiver, while Captain America’s deluxe costume set will include Hawkeye’s boots.
Long time fans of the wise-cracking Hawkeye will recall that he fist appeared in Tales of Suspense #57, where he was a villain who battled Iron Man. Captain America later recruited him, along with other reformed criminals, to become the second group of Avengers. The brash and impulsive Hawkeye grew from the griping dissenter to a true hero, leading such teams as the West Coast Avengers and the Thunderbolts. Similar to Captain Action, Hawkeye too has assumed other super-hero identities, Goliath and Ronin. As a mainstay in the current Avengers animated series and after his debut in Thor, Hawkeye is now poised to conquer the silver screen in next summer’s blockbuster film The Avengers!
Round 2/Forever Fun is proud to announce that Joe Jusko has been recruited to produce the artwork for the upcoming Captain Action figure! Joe Jusko is a renowned comic artist who has produced covers for nearly every comic publisher over a 35-year career. The Captain Action team is proud to have Joe’s talents on board for the re-launch of this classic 60s icon!
We’ve got a preview of the artwork that was used on the front of the package:
This piece of art will also be used on the spine of the packaging:
For details on Joe’s involvement with the Captain Action figure, check out the press release here!
Captain Action’s big news this week is our announcement of the Marvel license for Captain Action costume sets! This is significant indeed, as it reunites Captain Action with his old pals Spider-Man and Captain America, and allows Captain Action to venture further into Marvel territory with costume sets of Thor, Iron Man and more! For the full scoop, see the official Captain Action press release here.
In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of a couple of sculpts-in-process of some special accessories for the deluxe version of the Spider-Man costume set. Keep in mind that these are not final, and are not yet approved by Marvel. Enjoy!
Tanks, But No Tanks!
Fans of the original Captain Action may remember that goofy (but, oh, so lovable!) “web tank” that was included in the original Spider-Man Ideal costume set. (Ominously, it was labeled on the packaging as “Spider Venom Spray.” Ouch.) Although some of those quirky original accessories have become very endearing to fans over the years, it is our intent to be faithful to the original source material. So – instead of Spidey’s questionable “web tank,“ we have opted to recreate those wonderful web shooters that Peter Parker ostensibly hides under his Spider-Man gloves. While these do not actually fit under the 1/6-scale glove/hands (more about that later!), it allows the 1/6-scale aficionado to display our friend Mr. Parker (using the alter-ego mask included with the deluxe set) getting dressed and ready to fight crime as everyone’s favorite web-slinger!