Funko has announced a new Captain Action Funko Pop! vinyl figure as part of the Funko Pop! Retro Toys series.
Captain Action transformed into a Funko Pop! figure.
The Funko Pop! Retro Toys series includes Funko Pop! vinyl figures of iconic toy characters from the 90s, 80s and earlier, and of course Captain Action should not be missing from the Pop! series.
Captain Action was an action figure created in 1966, equipped with a wardrobe of costumes and facial masks 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 the Ideal Toy Company’s answer to Hasbro’s G.I. Joe, although the protagonist dolls of both toy lines were created and designed by the same toy-and-idea man, Stan Weston. Captain Action also had a working 4 foot (1.2192 meter) parachute.
After just a couple of years, the Captain Action line declined in sales. As a result, Ideal Toys discontinued it in 1968. Although Captain Action was only produced for two and a half years, the characters and accessories have become some of the most treasured action figures of the era, and the most expensive to obtain on the collector market.
After 30 years off the market, Captain Action was revived in 1998, by retro toy company Playing Mantis. But after disappointing sales, Captain Action’s second coming ended in 2000.
Captain Action has now received a Funko Pop! makeover and has been transformed into a Funko Pop! vinyl figure. The new Captain Action Funko Pop! vinyl figure is the latest release from the Pop! Retro Toys series.
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