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Sunday Evening Videos: Captain Action

All right, I’ll admit it. I’m in the tank for Captain Action. I know it’s media bias, but I’m going to take any chance I can to write about one of my favorite childhood toys, especially now that he’s coming back. I’ll put in links to Captain Action Enterprises, and Moonstone Comics.  And you know I’ll send you over to Cast Away Toys,  where they’re bringing the good Captain back as  MEGO-style action figure.  I’ll even write about the new poster from comics legend Murphy Anderson. So, since there are some videos floating around, let’s look at Captain Action, starting with the very first commercial from the 1960s:


Cool, huh? Well, after the jump, you can see what Captain Action is up to these days, in the midst of his big revival!

Here’s a trailer for the new comic book from Moonstone Comics.

Here’s a report from the launch party for the new comic book.

Ed Catto, one of the men behind the revival talks about what we can look forward to in the coming months.

Let’s take a look at a fun little fan-made adventure, which, if it came true, would vastly improve driving conditions here in West Virginia.

Finally, we take a quick look at the model kit.


You can probably tell that Captain Action was, and is, a big deal to me. Another favorite toy from my childhood was a collection of motorized robots called “Zeroids.” Guess why 2009 is going to be a very good year for me, toy-wise….