I’m Joe Ahearn, co partner with Ed Catto in Captain Action Enterprises. For those of you unaware, Captain Action was the first ever Super Hero Action figure line put out by Ideal from 1966 to 1968. He was Ideal’s competitor to the 12 inch GIJoe.
Captain Action was the brainchild of marketing genius Stan Weston who, a couple of years after the line’s demise re-invented the super hero action figure line as Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes, so you could say the 2 lines are related!
The current big news is that we have partnered with Dave Lee’s Castaway Toys, to Bring Captain Action and his nemesis Dr. Eville into the world of retro Mego as 8 inch exclusive figures. Besides the 2 figures Castaway will also be selling Captain Action generic hero customizing kits that will include masks, boots, gloved hands etc etc and will be offering them this for both the new 8 inch and original 12 inch sized figures.
The Phantom was one of the original Super Hero Uniforms CA could change into , and as a tribute to the old Ideal line Castaway will be issuing a Phantom Uniform for 8 inch CA in vintage Ideal style packaging.
The figures will be available online in 2008. No exact dates as yet but you can check the Captain Action website at http://www.captainactionnow.com
for updates. Beyond that we’ll certainly do our best to keep you posted.
CA Enterprises, Inc.