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    Captain Action purple suit variation

    I've been wanting an example of the purple suit variation for quite a while and just got one.

    I'm happy with it!

    Basically the purple replaced the standard blue fabric on the Captain Action suit. The purple is the color of the Phantom suit and the thought was during production they used the Phantom fabric instead, creating this cool variation.

    I've included a picture of the standard suit below as well. Also below you can see the standard blue fabric on the inside where the snaps are located.






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    Nice score, congrats!

    I cant' help but think of bizarro Capt. Evil when I see the purple suit.
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    Awesome acquisition Danny! Congrats!

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    Royal purple coolness!

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    Purple suit is my favorite.
    SWEAR TO ME!

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    That's slick!

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    i posted this in the variants thread ,thought it worth asking here also i too thought the purple suit explanation was the same as in the first post

    so a quick question regarding the cap action purple suit are you saying the color changed over time much like the purple gray mego type one superman suit as i thought it was down to a factory using phantom purple fabric by mistake or design due to shortage of the blue at some point in production

    also i've seen a knock off wearing a half and half captain action suit purple and blue with black
    and assumed it was a factory error or reject

    thanks for any light you or others can shine on it






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    I'll reply here and the other thread.

    Basically I've seen faded/UV damaged blue suits, and full on Phantom colored suits as well. I also have seen the combination one you mentioned that has normal C/A blue jumpsuit along with phantom blue legs. I feel they were factory mix ups and a cool one at that.

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    hi danny thanks for the reply ,can i ask for a little clarification ,as im a bit hard of thinking these days lol

    are you saying you've seen a reverse version of this suit with blue chest and purple legs

    and that these were factory errors and not faded suits ,i alway thought the fading in this instance was unlikely as this one is unopened and shows no color deterioration in the lower half and my expectation would have been it would have all faded to the same degree

    and the only other one of the captain suit knock off ive seen in packaging was the regular blue black suit ,it had no emblem for some reason ,could be why they ended up on knock offs later down the line

    oddly the only packaged super hero ones ive seen with the captain action mannequin type bodies of superman ,batman were complete outfits with belts but both they and the spiderman all had knock off boots

    the loose ones ive had in the past had correct boots and no belts

    no rhyme or reason with knock offs lol





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    I have seen the reverse version of the Blue/Purple suit as well. Now as with anything, someone good with sewing could probably make one of their own, but given most of these I've seen on eBay and such and they were just tossed in with other stuff it's unlikely they were cobbled later together from Phantom suits.

    Now I've also seen faded uniforms, and those are pretty easy to check, as generally the inside won't be faded, and under the emblem won't be. The one I have pictured above, the thread is from the normal suit as is the extra material to strengthen the snaps. I had to replace the emblem on that one as it wasn't in great shape and when I pulled it off, it was the same purple color underneath.

    The later "Hero's" carded figures, I've seen them in all sort of configurations. Pristine C/A uniform with chest emblem, without, C/A blow molded head on a Mego uniform etc. Those are a lot of fun.

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