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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.
Check out the great product offering for the 2013 holiday season! I will be featuring a different product on Facebook and on the Blog each week.
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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.
While I wait for the licensor and the contracts for the Fall and Winter Peanuts figurines. I know this isn’t the same as actual news of new items…but I promise we have some exciting things coming. In the mean time – here is a classic Christmas song to get you ready.
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.
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.