New York, NY, September 23, 2008 – Captain Action Enterprises, LLC, Masked Avenger Studios and Electric Tiki are pleased to announce the Captain Action Statue, distributed by Sideshow Collectibles.
Captain Action, the very first superhero action figure from the 1960’s, is being introduced with a new comic series, new toys, apparel and now with a 14 inch polystone, hand-painted, ready for display collectible statue.
“It’s great to collect the toys, but we really wanted to create a product for the collector’s office or mantle,” said Captain Action Enterprises Joe Ahearn. “We reached out to Rubén because we’ve loved his work on many other classic heroes, like the Phantom, Zorro and Dick Tracy.”
It turns out Masked Avenger Studios' Ruben Procopio was perfect for this project!
"I still have my Captain Action figure that my parents bought me in the mid 60's... what a lifelong lasting impression that doll has made! It was a licensing dream to be able to change him into so many superheroes. So when Ed Catto and Joe Ahearn approached us with the idea of doing a statue, I jumped at the chance,” Procopio said. “It's like coming full circle as it rekindles all those memories of joy and hours of excitement Captain Action brought to me."
“We unveiled the prototype at the New York Comic Con, and the fans loved it. They’ve been asking for it throughout the convention season,” said Captain Action Enterprises’ Ed Catto. “As evidenced by the never-ending Captain Action items on eBay, collectors love Captain Action. So we decided to make this a highly limited edition of just 250 pieces. Needless to say, the pre-ordering has been very enthusiastic.”
Even the packaging appeals to the collector’s eye, as it is reminiscent of the original 1960’s Ideal boxes. Take a look!
The Captain Action statue will be available in stores in December 2008, and can be pre-ordered now at http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=900070
and through Diamond Distribution at your local comic book retailers. Suggested retail price is $149.99.
“Sculpting this statue has been one of those dream projects and an opportunity to keep the legend alive... I hope the collectors and fans get as much joy as I had making it," said Procopio.
Issues #1 and #2 of the new, ongoing Moonstone Captain Action comic will be released in October and November following a sellout of Issue #0, so the fan excitement is building. Creators involved with the project include Fabian Nicieza, Marv Wolfman, Murphy Anderson, Dick Giordano, Thomas Yeates and Ed Hannigan. Jim Shooter is supplying a very special forward for the first issue. Special surprises, such as vintage ads, are also included.
For all the latest on Captain Action, visit www.CaptainActionNow.com.
Information on Captain Action Comics can also be found at www.MoonstoneBooks.com. The Captain Action Statue is #15 in Electric Tiki’s Classic Heroes Collection, for more info check out their website at http://www.electrictiki.com. Masked Avenger Studios upcoming projects can be found at http://maskedavengerstudios.blogspot.com/ and www.MaskedAvenger.com
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Captain Action Enterprises, LLC is dedicated to creating new Captain Action experiences for both the collectible/nostalgia market and passionate fans of adventure toys and fiction through licensing, recreations and creative innovations.
Masked Avenger Studios is a leading sculpting, design, comics and animation studio located in Burbank, California. Founded by former Disney animator Rubén Procopio as a tribute to the masked heroes of yesteryear, Masked Avenger Studios’ clients include major entertainment studios as well as licensed and creator-owned projects.