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Captain Action – Winter Special Review

By: Dustin Cabeal | 02.10.11 (12:31 PM) |
News & Reviews
Moonstone Books Winter Special is a showcase of characters from the company that are represented in their own short stories within the issue. Captain Action and the A.C.T.I.O.N. agency are the uniting theme of the book for the most part and as such Captain Action leads off the issues with his tale.

Moonstone Books Winter Special is a showcase of characters from the company that are represented in their own short stories within the issue. Captain Action and the A.C.T.I.O.N. agency are the uniting theme of the book for the most part and as such Captain Action leads off the issues with his tale.

This first story was very interesting to me considering I have never read anything with Captain Action and really had no idea what to expect. After all here’s a man in tight leather and a funky hat, who knew he’d turn out more savvy than James Bond. The story begins with Captn’ Action hanging off a ledge after being doubled crossed by a French Spy. He then backs up the story to explain that he was teamed with the beautiful blonde to obtain an orb for the occult before the Russians could. When they two weren’t working on the missing they were working on each other which make for plenty of great one-liners and puns later in the story.

Captain Action Winter SpecialWhile the Captn’ dangles from the ledge of a snow cliff at the mercy of the French spy and her Russian counterpart, he also has to deal with a pissed off Yeti trying to get the orb back as well. This leaves the Captn’ in the proverbial “rock and hard spot” as he’s forced to pick which foe to deal with. The plot is pretty basic and is kind of out of “Indiana Jones”, but really it’s the characters and the dialog that makes the story worthwhile. Captain Action is witty and has sharp dialog. Also his way with the ladies is commendable.

The second story follows Lady Action as she tries to enjoy a winter vacation with friends. A ski ninja spy team advances on the cabin her and all of her friends are staying at forcing her to cut the trip short. She flees the scene as to protect her friends and hits the mountain on her snowboard. The ski ninja’s pursue her down the mountain as she pulls out her cell phone to call her handler at A.C.T.I.O.N. While dispatching the ninja’s she remains on her cell phone.

The story is cute more than anything else since it’s more of a scene from Lady Action’s life, but it was still fun to read. Lady Action is more of a modern update to Captain Action in regards that she’s young and up to date on the trends of the youth. When one of the ski ninja’s shoots her cell phone she yells, “Now how am I supposed to Tweet this?” It was a little goofy, especially when the ninja’s comment about how hardcore she is. It was a bit out of place, but all in good fun. One thing is for sure Lady Action lives up to the name.

There are two more stories in the winter issue and they’re both worth a read. The special is a great introduction to some of Moonstone’s characters. I know that I will be checking out Captain Action and Lady Action’s adventures in the future. So if you’re looking for a fun read with plenty of witty dialog and a lot of action as well then I recommend the Captain Action Winter Special.

Stories – 8.0
Dialog – 8.5
Art – 8.7
Colors – 8.0
Overall – 8.3 out of 10

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Captain Action Returns with New 12″ Figure Line

Captain Action Enterprises and Round 2, LCC have announced plans for a new toy line featuring the world’s first superhero action figure, Captain Action. Like the classic toy of the 1960s, this new line will feature 12” action figures and popular super hero costumes.

The new line will be designed to appeal to passionate collectors, as well as new fans and young kids and will be available at Toys”R”Us, specialty stores and online.

As regular Scoop readers know, costume sets allowed the original Captain Action to change into a diverse array of heroes such as Spider-Man, Batman, and the Lone Ranger, among many others.

The companies report that the tradition will continue for the character’s new incarnation.

For the new line, Round 2 has signed up a major superhero license for the costume sets for Captain Action.

“This deal affords us the opportunity to re-create some of the old costumes, as well as new ones, all featuring some of the hottest and most popular superheroes!” said Ed Catto of Captain Action Enterprises.

“This is what we’ve been working towards as we’ve been rebuilding this franchise,” said Joe Ahearn of Captain Action Enterprises. “The fans are excited and the general public, and retailers, will just love this line!”

 

 

Official Press release – Captain Action and Round 2 Announce Toy Line

Hey Actioneers ! It’s Toy Fair time and we have some Captain Action Toy News to share!

Here is our official press release along with some preliminary pics!

Captain Action and Round 2 Announce Toy Line

12” Action Figure and Costumes to debut in early 2011

New York, NY February 5, 2011: Captain Action Enterprises, LLC and Round 2 LCC have announced plans for a new toy line featuring the world’s first superhero action figure, Captain Action.

Like the classic toy of the 1960s, this new line will feature 12” action figures and popular super hero costumes.

Recently relaunched, Captain Action has gathered fan and collector interest with comic books, apparel and collectibles.  The brand has generated a buzz with collectors, retailers, and even comic conventions.

The new line will be designed to appeal to passionate collectors, as well as new fans and young kids. The Captain Action toys will be available at Toys’R’Us, specialty stores and online.

Originally, costume sets allowed Captain Action to change into heroes such as Spider-Man, Batman, and the Lone Ranger.

That tradition will continue. For the new line, Round 2 has signed up a major superhero license for the costume sets for Captain Action. “We’re anxious to announce our licensor. This deal affords us the opportunity to re-create some of the old costumes, as well as new ones, all featuring some of the hottest and most popular superheroes!” said Ed Catto of Captain Action Enterprises, LLC.

Thomas E. Lowe, Owner and President of Round 2 said “Well, I never thought I would get a second chance with Captain Action.  We brought back the toys in the 90’s when I owned Playing Mantis. Now, we’re relaunching the line with an awesome major comic book license that I know will blow the collector community away.  Captain Action lives and I am proud to be a part if it! “

Bob Plant, Creative Director of Round 2, is excited to be reunited with his old friend Captain Action. “Captain Action was my first and favorite action figure. I still have my original Captain Action that I received as a gift for my 6th birthday  We think fans of the ol’ Captain will be pleased with what we’ve come up with! Thanks to Captain Action Enterprises, the keepers of the CA flame, for renewing interest in this great character.”  Bob is diligently designing a line that is both true to its heritage and capitalizes on recent innovations.
“This is what we’ve been working towards as we’ve been rebuilding this franchise,” said Joe Ahearn of Captain Action Enterprises, LLC.  “The fans are excited and the general public, and retailers, will just love this line!”

 

 

More News on this coming your way soon!

Team Action

Note: This is the deluxe packaging version  of the figure which will be sold as

an exclusive in the specialty shop market.

(Product shown is a prototype and subject to change)