Wednesday, December 15, 2010
“Trading on” Captain Action
One of the staples of comicbook characters is the trading cards based upon their comicbook exploits, and for Action figure legion and comicbook icon, Caption Action, the time has come for him to have his own line of trading cards. Recently re-introduced in comicbook form from Moonstone Books, Captain Action now has his very own set of trading cards from Captain Action Enterprises.
Originally introduced in 1966, by idea-man, Stan Weston, and equipped with a wardrobe of costumes allowing him to transform into various established superheroes, including Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Captain America, Aquaman, the Phantom, The Lone Ranger, Tonto, Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Sgt. Fury, Steve Canyon, and the Green Hornet. The Captain was the Ideal Toy Company's response to Hasbro's GI Joe (also created by Weston), and was originally conceived as an action figure and was later introduced to comicbook fans via a license from DC Comics.
Over the intervening 44 years Captain Action figures have risen to become one of the most revered and sought-after collectibles in the action figure market. For many collectors, Captain Action and his related action figures (Action Boy and Dr. Evil), and accessories, have become “Holy Grail” investments items for collectors; continuing to rise in value to this very day.
This year, Captain Action Enterprises launched the very first collectible Captain Action Trading Card Set. In the 40-year history of this great character there has never been a card set dedicated specifically to the Captain and all of its related characters. This impressive 50 card set is targeted to appeal to not only older collectors but new fans as well. It is composed of six subsets; “Captain Action”, “Action Boy”, “Lady Action”, “Concept Art”, “Cover Gallery”, and “Vintage Art.” Each subset presents colorful new and restored art in handsomely designed cards. The full 50-card set is attractively packaged and sold its entirety, and is shipped in decorative plastic containers. Each set also includes an additional unique Chase Sketch Card by an artist from the series. These Special Gold Foil Original One-of-a-Kind Chase Cards are sure to become hot collectibles. Each package will include the following:
· Full Set of Trading Cards (50 cards total)
· One of the above cards will be a Creator Autographed Card guaranteed in every set
· Special Gold Foil Original One-of-a-Kind Chase Card
· Decorative Gold Foil plastic container
· Certificate of authenticity
Captain Action Trading Card Sets ($21.95 each) are currently available from redzonegirls.com or by mail at: Nanu, PO Box 5631, Trenton, NJ 08638.