“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!
“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.
“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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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