Showing posts with label Captain Action. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Captain Action. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Review: Marvel Comics Hawkeye 1/6th scale Costume and Equipment set for Captain Action

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This is the Captain Action 1/6 scale The Avengers Hawkeye costume set from the Assemble-an-Avenger promotion that is possible if you have all six of the Round 2 Captain Action costume sets consisting of the Captain Action Spider Man Deluxe Uniform Set (posted in my toy blog HERE and HERE), Captain Action Captain America Deluxe Uniform Set (reviewed HERE, HERE and HERE), Captain Action Thor Deluxe Uniform Set, Captain Action Loki Deluxe Uniform Set (Thor and Loki briefly covered HERE), Captain Action Wolverine Basic Uniform Set (see my review HERE) and Captain Action Iron Man Basic Uniform Set (reviewed earlier HERE and HERE).

The Captain Action 1/6 scale Hawkeye costume set is put on a 12-inch Hot Toys TrueType figure (muscular body type) with a 1/6 scale Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton head sculpt. These Captain Action costume sets are designed for the new Captain Action figure but since I don't have any Captain Action figure, I had to use what was available. After all, these costume sets are designed for 12-inch figures.


Hawkeye (Clint Barton) is a fictional character and comic book superhero who appears in publications by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Don Heck, the character first appeared as a villain in Tales of Suspense #57 (Sept. 1964) and later joined the Avengers in Avengers #16 (May 1965). He has been a prominent member of the team ever since. Hawkeye is portrayed by Jeremy Renner in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a shared fictional universe that is the setting of films produced by Marvel Studios. Renner first made an uncredited cameo appearance as Hawkeye in Thor (2011) and later reprised the role in The Avengers (2012) and The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).

Saturday, November 9, 2013

More Captain Action 1/6th scale Marvel Comics Classic Red and Gold Iron Man 12" Action Figure

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This is the Round 2 Marvel Comics Iron Man 1/6 scale Uniform / Superhero Costume and Equipment set for Captain Action in a flying pose or power pose ;p For only US$19.99, this Iron Man 12-inch figure certainly impresses, especially if you grew up with Iron Man from the Marvel comic books like me. The Captain Action 1/6 scale costume set for Iron Man comes with: cloth Iron Man costume, Iron Man helmet and face plate (made of hard plastic), front and back armor (made of hard plastic), boots, belt (with energy pods), gloves and bonus Hawkeye arm and wrist bands (made of rubber).


This Captain Action Marvel Comics Iron Man 1/6 scale Uniform / Superhero Costume and Equipment set for 12-inch figures certainly has more parts than Wolverine (seen earlier HERE) and makes for a FUN toy action figure, much like the Mego figures of yesteryear (last century) and the more recent Famous Covers Iron Man (posted HERE). The costume set does not come with a figure but since it is made for 12-inch figures, it isn't too difficult to find a figure to put the Iron Man costume on. Scroll down to see the rest of the pictures of this Marvel Comics Classic Red and Gold Iron Man 12-inch Action Figure in a "power pose" haha

Friday, November 8, 2013

Marvel Comics Iron Man 1/6 scale Uniform / Costume and Equipment set for Captain Action

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This is the Round 2 Captain Action Iron Man Basic Outfit Set so that fans and collectors can outfit their Captain Action figure with this all new classic Iron Man costume set, based on the 60's and 70's version of Tony Stark's Armored Avenger. This Marvel Comics Iron Man 1/6 scale Uniform / Costume and Equipment set for Captain Action includes a mask, boots, gloves, chest plate, belt and energy pods. Fabric elements complete Iron Man's classic look.

And the new basic version still includes the Assemble-An-Avenger promotional pieces - Hawkeye's wrist bands and arm bands! Long-time fans will remember Hawkeye first appeared as an Iron Man villain.


This is how I remember Iron Man :) Not the souped up Marvel Studios version made for the movies with Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark which has been GREAT and have converted many people into Iron Man fans but this classic red and yellow look was what I grew up with, back when Iron Man was mostly confined to the comic books and where I spent most of my leisure time. Before Iron Man ever made it onto the big screen, this was the Iron Man I was most familiar with and could vouch for. There weren't that many versions of armor suits because back then, the maxim was "why fix something that wasn't broken?" Scroll down to see the rest of the pictures of this Marvel Comics Iron Man 1/6 scale Uniform / Costume and Equipment set for Captain Action.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Marvel Comics Wolverine 1/6 scale Uniform / Costume and Equipment set for Captain Action

From the Fox (see my previous post of the Foxbox Studio God Complex: Inari 12-inch figure) to the Wolverine

This is the Captain Action 1/6 scale Wolverine Basic Outfit set for 12-inch figures by Round 2. SNIKT! Get ready for ferocious action with this classic Wolverine Costume set for Captain Action. The mutant X-Men character comes alive with mask, boots, gloves with claws, belt and the classic yellow & blue costume. The snarling scowl of the mask perfectly captures that early Wolverine "Best there is at what I do" attitude.

Avenger fans won't want to miss the Hawkeye mask included as the final element of the Assemble-An-Avenger promotion. Sculpted by Tim Bruckner, it brings that classic Kirby / Heck look to life! (text from Cotswold)


If you ever wondered how Hugh Jackman would look as Wolverine in the classic yellow & blue costume as seen originally in the Marvel comics, this toy blog post hopes to give you an answer :) I always wanted to see Hugh Jackman wearing the signature yellow spandex body suit highlighted with tiger stripes, blue gloves, trunks, shoulder pads and winged-boots with a red belt (This classic Wolverine costume would serve as the basis for most of Wolverine's future costumes). Now I know, all thanks to this Marvel Comics Wolverine 1/6 scale Uniform and Equipment set for Captain Action by Round 2! Scroll down to see the rest of the pictures :)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Captain Action Line Expands – Tonner Gets into the Action with Lady Action 16-inch collectible doll

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, N.Y. (November 5, 2013) – Captain Action Enterprises is pleased to announce that Tonner Doll Company, Inc., world-renowned in the high-end collectibles industry, is developing a new Lady Action 16-inch collectible doll.

The new Lady Action doll will be shown in February at New York Toyfair and will be introduced at the Tonner Collectors Convention, May 2014.

“For a long time, we’ve been in awe of the gorgeous collectibles from Tonner,“ said Joe Ahearn, co-founder of Captain Action Enterprises. “We’re so excited to partner with them to bring Lady Action to the marketplace.”


Lady Action was introduced in 2007 as part of the Captain Action line. The British super-spy is in reality Niki Sinclair, daughter of an adventurer and now part of the A.C.T.I.O.N. Directorate international spy organization. She is scheduled to appear in the upcoming Captain Action comic series, Codename:Action, published by Dynamite Entertainment and Captain Action: The Animated Series, currently in development with Gang of Seven Animation.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

October 2013 Haul - Loot from my Birthday

Here are the stuff I got on my birthday :) Always nice to receive gifts and more so when you get what you wish for haha. Mostly 1/6 scale figures and / or 1/6 scale related stuff but surprise! surprise! some Transformers toys too. Click on the picture for a bigger and better view

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From left to right: Transformers Autobot Bulkhead, Figure Club The League of Shadows Ninja Master Ducard, Skyfall MI6 Agent, 1/6 scale Tom Hiddleston (Loki in The Avengers film) head sculpt, Transformers Decepticon Soundwave, Alpha Toys 1/6 scale Narrow Shoulder 12-inch figure bodies and KG Hobby Clear Action Figure Display stands. Scroll down to see more of each item photographed individually, including some things not shown in the main picture ;p

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Press Release - Captain Action announces NYCC Variant Exclusive Dr. Evil "Coffin Box"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York, N.Y. (August 15, 2013) – Captain Action Enterprises announces a New York Comic Con exclusive: Dr. Evil in retro style “coffin box”. Harkening back to the sixties, these so-called coffin boxes were the standard form of packaging in an age before blister packs. Additionally, this retro-style packaging shows the insidious costume sets for Dr. Evil; Thor’s evil-half brother Loki and the upcoming costume sets as well The Joker, The Red Skull and Brainiac.

The Dr. Evil NYCC Exclusive comes complete with figure, costume, additional face mask , alien ray gun, hypno medallion and three interchangeable brains. Also included will be three collectible trading cards featuring characters from the Captain Action universe.


“Dr. Evil never his had own package to spotlight villains in the old days, so it’s high time we rectified this great injustice!”, said Joe Ahearn of Captain Action Enterprises.

This convention exclusive is limited to 350 pieces.

The New York Comic Con exclusive variant will retail for $79.00 and be available at the convention at the booths for Action Figure Xpress, Midtown Comics and of course Captain Action. The New York Comic Con is held annually at the Javits Center in New York City, and is scheduled for October 10-13th, 2013.

About Captain Action Enterprises
As Retropreneurs, Captain Action Enterprises, LLC specializes in taking old properties and rejuvenating them for a new generation. Captain Action can be found as toys, comic books, novels, statues, T-shirts, mugs, model kits and I.D. cases. Additional properties include the Dr. Evil, Lady Action, Action Boy, Khem, The Zeroids and Savage Beauty. For additional information, please contact Ed Catto at ed.catto@bonfireagency.com.

For more information, please visit www.CaptainAction.com

Sunday, March 3, 2013

1/6 Chris Evans as Steve Rogers in Classic Captain America costume by Captain Action

I wasn't too pleased with the 12-inch figure body I had used earlier for filling up this Captain Action Marvel Comics 1/6 scale Captain America Costume Set by Round 2 Corp - you can see the posts HERE and HERE. So I decided to have another go. I had just posted this updated look Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America standing together with the 1/6 scale Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark in Asmus Toys "The Avengers" outfit set in my earlier post :)


I had used the regular Hot Toys TrueType 12-inch figure body for the initial fitting but it just doesn't fill up the classic Captain America costume like it should and made Steve Rogers look rather scrawny :( So I decided to switch the body to a more muscular version and used the regular body for Tony Stark instead (see 1/6 scale stark naked Tony pictures HERE). Scroll down to see Steve Rogers new 12-inch muscular body.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Round 2 Corp. Captain Action 1/6 scale Captain America Costume Set for 12" figures Review II

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Following my part 1 review of the Captain Action Marvel Comics 1/6 scale Captain America Costume Set by Round 2 Corp. which featured prominently on the triangular shield and the Golden Age era Captain America costume, I decided that Cap has got to have his round shield as well so here it is :)


The Round 2 Corp Captain Action 1/6 scale costume set for Captain America came with a Cloth / fabric Captain America costume with emblem, Captain America mask, Steve Rogers mask, open gloved hands, fist gloved hands, boots, round shield with straps, triangular shield with straps, optional long straps for use with wither shield, newspaper and Hawkeye boots (a bonus item for their build-a-figure concept). I couldn't bear to use the Steve Rogers mask and Captain America mask because they are just too cartoony so I decided to put the Captain America costume on a Hot Toys Regular TrueType body with Hot Toys' 1/6 scale Chris Evans head sculpt that came with the Hot Toys The Avengers: 1/6 Captain America 12-inch Limited Edition Collectible Figure - You can check out the pictures HERE :)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Review Captain Action Marvels Comics 1/6 scale Captain America Costume Set for 12-inch Figure

In the 2011 "Captain America: The First Avenger" film by Marvel Studios, U.S. Senator Brandt has Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) tour the nation in a colorful costume as "Captain America" to promote war bonds, rather than allow scientists to study him and attempt to rediscover the Super Soldier formula that was lost when Dr. Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci) was killed / assassinated before he could duplicate the formula for more Super Soldiers.

So after becoming the first Super Soldier in a successful military science experiment, the newly transformed Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is sadly consigned to playing a costume hero on the vaudeville stage wearing the Captain America USO (United Service Organizations Inc.) hero suit. The Captain America costume is pretty much what Steve Rogers wore in the comics and while it looks good on paper, it doesn't translate very well onto the big screen, which is what the movie producers and directors wanted to show the audience.


This is a review of the Captain Action Marvel Comics 1/6 scale Captain America Costume Set by Round 2 Corp. Captain Action was an action figure created in 1966, equipped with a wardrobe of costumes allowing him to become Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Captain America, Aquaman, the Phantom, The Lone Ranger (and Tonto), Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Sgt. Fury, Steve Canyon, and the Green Hornet. Captain Action was a many-in-one hero, who could adopt the guise of several heroes. After 30 years off the market, Captain Action was revived in 1998, by retro toy company Playing Mantis but ended in 2000. In March 2011, Round 2 Corp. and Captain Action Enterprises announced plans for a redesigned 1/6 scale Captain Action figure and this is one of those costume sets that were released.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Review II: Round 2 1/6th scale Captain Action Deluxe Spider-Man Costume Set - Action Poses!

Here are some pictures of the Captain Action Enterprises and Round 2 Captain Action 1/6th scale Deluxe Spider-Man Costume Set on a Hot Toys True Type 12-inch figure in some action poses :)

After reviewing the package and contents in the previous post, it's time to have some FUN with this action figure. And because this set isn't expensive nor cost an arm and a leg like a Hot Toys, EnterBay or Medicom 12-inch figure, caution can be thrown into the wind as we get down to some posing. I decided to put the web slinger in one of his trademark web shooting and swinging pose which required the assistance of a figure display stand (NOT included). Anyway, as mentioned before, this 12-inch figure cannot stand on its own without the figure stand.


This is obviously not the latest movie version of Spider-Man's costume but a vintage / retro / comic version with the underarm webbing. See my post HERE of the various film versions of the Spider-Man costume, with the 1977 "The Amazing Spider-Man" TV series coming closest to this look. Having grown up reading comics, this Spider-Man costume is something I can identify with and I'm just glad a 1/6th scale version is available ;p

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Review 1: Round 2 Captain Action 1/6th scale Deluxe Spider-Man Costume Set - Great FUN!

If you grew up reading comics like I did, then you will appreciate these Captain Action Marvel Superheroes costume sets :) Not wanting to compete with Hot Toys for the movie-accurate Spider-Man and Captain America 12-inch action figures or any of the Marvel superheroes that have been realized on the big screen (a very wise decision I might add), Round 2 has gone the nostalgic route and released a set of 1/6th scale costume sets of the Marvel superheroes as they were seen in the comics. And for comic book fans like me, this is a most refreshing direction from all the ultra realistic figures we have been seeing of late. I like both the comic book and movie versions so it's nice to be able to get them both in 1/6th scale as well.

This is the third time around for these 12-inch Captain Action action figures. The first line was produced by Ideal way back in 1966 and Captain Action was Ideal Toy Company's answer to Hasbros' GI Joe. Captain Action came with separate costumes that allowed him to change into Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, The Phantom, The Lone Ranger, Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Sgt. Fury, Steve Canyon and the Green Hornet. Unfortunately, Captain Action only lasted two and a half years but the costume sets were in much demand thereafter.

The line was revived in 1998 by retro toy company Playing Mantis (see my earlier post - Captain Action, Going Retro). This also lasted only two years but new and never-before done characters like Kato (pictures HERE) and Kabai Singh (pictures HERE) were produced and released.


This latest incarnation is by Captain Action Enterprises and Round 2 (first previewed HERE back in November 2010), and one can see that a great deal of passion has been put into these new sets. The first two costume sets released are the Captain Action Marvel Comics Spider-Man and Captain America costume sets. The packaging (pictured below) is rather attractive in itself and I almost didn't want to take the costume out of its package... almost.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Captain Action Captain America & Spider-Man Costume Sets SOON

Captain Action costume sets of Spider-Man and Captain America will debut in the fall of 2011 at Toys ’R’ Us and other specialty retailers (in the US) for the first time in over 40 years since the original Captain Action line was launched.

The original 1/6 scale Captain Action Figure, created by G.I. Joe designer Stan Weston, was released in 1966 and had uniforms for a variety of licensed characters that allowed Captain Action to become Batman, Captain America, Spider-Man, the Lone Ranger and a host of other characters.

The pictures released are actually computer generated mock-ups to give us an idea of how the final product will look like. I guess they don't have the final prototype pictures yet.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Captain Action 1:6 scale Kato 12-inch figure Revisited

Having seen the upgraded Captain Action Green Hornet figure in the previous post, let's now turn our attention to The Green Hornet's sidekick Kato! Kato is Britt Reid's valet, who doubled as The Green Hornet's unnamed, masked driver and sidekick to help him in his vigilante adventures, disguised as the activities of a racketeer and his chauffeur / bodyguard / enforcer / friend and partner. Kato gets to drive and operate the gadgets hidden inside The Black Beauty, kick ass and beat up bad guys. Guess who's the one having all the FUN?


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Captain Action 1:6 scale The Green Hornet 12-inch figure Revisited

"Another challenge for the Green Hornet, his aide Kato, and their rolling arsenal, the Black Beauty. On Police records a wanted criminal, Green Hornet is really Britt Reid, owner-publisher of the Daily Sentinel, his dual identity known only to his secretary and to the district attorney. And now, to protect the rights and lives of decent citizens, rides THE GREEN HORNET."

That was how the TV series always started, each episode begins with the monologue, narrated by producer William Dozier. AND this is another look at my upgraded Captain Action The Green Hornet figure. I replaced the Captain Action figure with a Dragon Models DML 12-inch figure instead and I like the new look ;) Check out my earlier post on the 1:6 scale Captain Action Green Hornet figure HERE


Friday, January 14, 2011

The Green Hornet 2011

"The Green Hornet" film is released in North America and the United Kingdom on January 14, 2011 and in Australia on January 20, 2011 but we won't get to see it in Singapore until January 27, 2011 :(

Directed by Michel Gondry, the film stars Seth Rogen (Britt Reid / The Green Hornet), who co-wrote the screenplay with Evan Goldberg. Supporting actors include Jay Chou as Kato, Christoph Waltz (Russian criminal Benjamin Chudnofsky), Cameron Diaz (Lenore Case), Edward Furlong, Edward James Olmos, David Harbour and Tom Wilkinson.


Monday, November 1, 2010

Captain Action will be back! Marvel at that ;)

Captain Action, the original action figure, will be back in his original 12-inch 1/6th scale form!

Here are some pictures of the new 12" figure in his new packaging.  As you can see he comes with all of his classic accessories such as his cap, knife and pistol. These don’t look to be a straight re-issue / recreation of the classic.  The new face has a much more realistic sensibility.


Monday, November 30, 2009

Over 1,000 posts and counting!

If somebody had told me that I would go on to post more than 1,000 entries on my blog at the very beginning when I started in July 2007, I would never have believed it. Well, as of today, I have actually gone beyond 1,000 blog posts and that's due a large part to all you readers out there who have been most supportive with your encouraging words and compliments. The written word is a very powerful tool, and well intentions and comments plus compliments make one's day, acknowledging and giving the writer/blogger (that's me) your stamp of approval at what I'm doing RIGHT, so a BIG thank you to all who have written or chosen to follow my blog (which has grown to 104 as at this post although the StatCounter shows an average 500 daily returning visitors :>)

I'd started my blog on one of my favorite subjects - BATMAN and that was pre-HOT TOYS days




And Batmobiles - I love me some Batmobiles and Batplanes; they are way COOL







Toy Biz MARVEL "Famous Cover" series offered authentic fabric costumes and articulation. And the Kubrick Marvels are a hoot!







And here are some action figures from the Captain Action line. Interestingly, Johnny Depp was slated to play Tonto in a new Lone Ranger film as (surprise! surprise!) Depp is part Cherokee Indian. After his turn as a pirate in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy, it would be fascinating to see his interpretation of Tonto.

And the new Green Hornet film is scheduled to be released on December 22, 2010. Starring Seth Rogen as Britt Reid / The Green Hornet and Jay Chou as Kato with Cameron Diaz as a reporter and Britt Reid's love interest, this movie should be rather interesting. Hope it doesn't pan out like "The Spirit (2008)" which was a commercial and critical failure in theatres.

Kato was made famous by Bruce Lee whose portrayal of this character popularized martial arts in the United States in the 1960s. In Hong Kong, it was popularly known as "The Kato Show" and resulted in Bruce Lee starring in the feature films that would make him a pop culture icon. Both Medicom and Enterbay have released 1/6 action figures of Kato but no Green Hornet is yet in sight!

The Phantom is an American adventure comic strip created by Lee Falk. While the Phantom is not the first fictional costumed crime-fighter, he is the first to wear the skintight costume that has become a hallmark of comic book superheroes, and the first to wear a mask with no visible pupils, another superhero standard. [ source: wiki ]

Dr Evil (who is Captain Action's arch enemy) as Kabai Singh. There were only two villian costumes for Dr Evil to change into, the other being Ming the Merciless.



Monday, November 12, 2007

Action Boy/Kid Action

Kid Action with his pet black panther...



and that ends the Captain Action saga.

Captain Action as Kato

Kato has his Hornet Sting darts, nunchaku, shuriken, kusari-fundo, shuko hand claw, knuckleduster and micro-radar watch


Captain Action as The Green Hornet

Check out this link for Enterbay's 1/6 scale 12-inch Bruce Lee as Kato collectible figure