Captain Action returns

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capnaction Captain Action returnsSpeaking of toys, Captain Action, a beloved (to some) action figure of the sixties that could change into other toys, like Batman and Spider-Man. The Captain has come and gone in collector-oriented efforts over the years, but you just can’t keep a good action figure down. Self-professed fanboys Ed Catto and Joe Ahearn have brought the rights to Action Man and will be releasing a facsimile of the original Aurora kit, and a comic from Moonstone written by Fabian Nicieza, art by Mark Sparacio and a Paul Gulacy cover. More Caption Action plans will roll out at this year’s New York Comic-Con.

Fighting for Justice – In Their Own Backyard

They’ve even enlisted local teenagers to help Captain Action fight for justice. Daughter Cassie Catto, a Ridgewood High School senior, notes “It’s kind of crazy, but we expect that from my dad by now”. John McCooe, another Ridgewood High School student, proudly proclaims “Whenever I wear my Captain Action shirt, people ask me about it and think it’s cool.”

What’s next for Captain Action? “We’ve got so many ideas- everything from collectible lunch boxes to a film treatment. We just try to manage the time with our ‘day jobs’.” Not bad for two modern day Peter Pans who just refuse to grow up.

For all the latest on Captain Action, visit www.CaptainActionNow.com.

Comments

  1. Captain Action had finished #14 on the “Top 25 Toys of Christmas” list: http://www.thebaboonbellows.com/?p=979

  2. Jim A. says:

    Captain Action ROCKS! I remember the figure fondly from my childhood, and look forward to quality CAPTAIN ACTION books, model kits, and more! I think 2008 is going to be the BEST year for CAPTAIN ACTION since 1966! :)

  3. Hey Now Heidi,
    Nice Post, big fan, big fan. Long time reader first time commenter. I just love my Captain Action T-Shirt & the Action Baby t’s as well.
    Thx 4 the info,
    Captain Action Fan,
    C

  4. I always thought if you were to revamp Captain Action – make him a superhero porn star.

    ~

    Coat

  5. That’s cool. Can’t wait for the new comic and collectibles. Any T-shirts coming out soon?

  6. That’s cool. Can’t wait for the new comic and collectibles. Any T-shirts coming out soon?

  7. Sean N says:

    I can’t wait for the first issue! The return of Captain Action is long overdue….

  8. Edward says:

    Captain Action was the best toy ever.Cant wait for the model kit and new comicbook.Maybe some day someone will bring back the toy line.And makea shirt like the Captain wears for sale.

  9. that day. into the yard, then. adventures. I never And grapes,

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