Captain Action Announces Ultraman Outfit
January 12, 2016

“Long Lost” collectible to be produced in Japan after 50 years

 

New York, N.Y. (January 16, 2016): Captain Action Enterprises, LLC is proud to announce a partnership with MEDICOM TOY CORPORATION to produce the long-lost Ultraman outfit.

 

This uniform set was planned to be a part of the popular super-hero line of costume sets to be used in conjunction with the iconic 12” (30 cm) Captain Action figure. An image of this outfit was shown only once in Shonen (Magazine) in the 1960s and was designed to be a contest prize for the readers.   To many modern fans, it was surprising to know such thing existed!

Ultraman Shonen

“For Captain Action’s launch in Japan, Nippon Ideal made plans to give Captain Action an Ultraman costume. However, events conspired to prevent the Ultraman costume from becoming a reality, but not before pictures of it had appeared in articles about Captain Action in several issues of “Shonen (Magazine)” (“Boys Magazine”). For decades, fans of both Ultraman and Captain Action have looked at those few grainy pictures and wished that the Ultraman costume had been released to toy stores,” said James Long, a Japanese Anime and Tokusatsu Historian and fan of Captain Action.

This new Ultraman outfit will be released as a part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of Captain Action.

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“Captain Action is an international brand with both modern day and nostalgic fans, especially in Italy, Canada, Mexico, France, the UK, the Philippines and Japan,” said Ed Catto, a Retropreneur at Captain Action Enterprises, LLC.

Additional 50th Anniversary plans are scheduled to be announced.

“Once only a ghost from the pages of old magazines, the lost Captain Action Ultraman costume is finally a reality! At last Ultraman joins the other legendary Captain Action heroes, thanks to MEDICOM TOY and Captain Action Enterprises!” said James Long.

MEDICOM TOY is working closely with Captain Action Enterprises to create retro-style packaging consistent with the original 1960’s line.

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Shipping and sales are planned for June 2016.The MEDICOM TOY Premium Club will take orders from January 24, 2016 until March 5, 2016. More details can be found on the website: http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/premiumclub/

“After almost fifty years, we’re thrilled to be making this long-lost costume set available. For Captain Action fans, it’s not quite the Holy Grail, but it’s pretty close!” said Joe Ahearn, a Founding Partner at Captain Action Enterprises, LLC

About Captain Action Enterprises

As Retropreneurs, Captain Action Enterprises, LLC specializes in taking old properties and rejuvenating them for a new generation. Captain Action’s appears in comic book series, lithographs, statues, action figures, T-shirts, model kits and more. Additional properties include Lady Action, Captain Action Cat, Dr. Evil, Khem, Destiny Zero and Savage Beauty. For additional information, please contact Ed Catto at ed.catto@bonfireagency.com.

Captain Action, Lady Action, Savage Beauty, Action Boy, Dr. Evil and related characters are ©2015 and ™ Captain Action Enterprises, LLC.

For more information, please visit www.CaptainAction.com

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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3 Comments »

  • demoncat_4 says:

    talk about nothing in the toy world stays dead for ever for wonder if the reason the thing never saw the light of day was due to the line dieing or some how at the last minute the company couldn’t get the rights to ultraman.

  • Ron says:

    At least there is now a small glimmer of hope that Captain Action Enterprises (CAE) is finally doing something to revive the Captain Action 12″ scale costumes after sadly allowing their first efforts to totally die out 3 years ago with the Marvel sets. My local comic shop put the Marvel sets on the 50% discount bin to get rid of them (Spider-man, Cap, Iron Man, Thor, Loki, Wolverine) as dead stock. The planned Red Skull set never saw release and the DC sets (Superman, Batman, Joker) announced 2+ years ago went nowhere. Despite small assurances by CAE that the DC sets would still be coming, it has really been all talk-no action with the passing years. Perhaps now with Medicom’s help, CAE can finally produce something again, like having the DC sets see release by the time the Batman vs Superman movie comes out or at least before their license expires.

  • Rich says:

    It looks like Medicom will not take orders outside of Japan.

    Per Google translating: “We will not accept the order from the outside of Japan, and will not deliver this to abroad.”

    Also the cost is 13,284 yen. In US currency, this appears to be at least $123.00 (!) for the costume only.

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