CAPTAIN ACTION ENTERPRISE, LLC ANNOUNCES RETURN OF CLASSIC CARD GAME FOR CHARACTER’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY
July 29, 2015

CAPTAIN ACTION ENTERPRISE, LLC ANNOUNCES RETURN OF CLASSIC CARD GAME FOR CHARACTER’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

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NEW YORK and CHAPEL HILL, NC – July 27, 2015 – Captain Action Enterprises, LLC  (CAE), in cooperation with veteran game designers and developers Harold Sipe and Meg Stivison, today announced a new card game based on the beloved Captain Action properties. The team will bring Captain Action, Dr. Evil, Lady Action and the entire mythology to gamers and action figure fans in 2016 as part of Captain Action’s 50th Anniversary.

The redesigned Captain Action card game will be based in part on the classic send-away card game first introduced in 1967, and will offer fans the thrill of seeing a deck that calls back to the classic deck but with updated mechanics and fun factor. The design of the box and deck will closely mirror the original pack and have a cool retro visual appeal while keeping the promise of “3-in-1 Play” from the original game. The Captain Action card game deck includes Action Boy, Lady Action, Dr. Evil and all aspects of the Captain Action mythology. Easy to learn and easy to play, the deck will be a fun party game for 2 – 6 players.

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“We are really proud to be working with CAE as part of the Captain’s 50th Anniversary,” says Captain Action card game co-designer Harold Sipe.  “As fans of Captain Action and gamers ourselves, we have a unique opportunity not only to honor the first superhero action figure but also create a fun, casual game that can be played by fans or anyone who enjoys a fast-paced party game.”

 

“We especially excited for this project as it has the perfect balance of nostalgia and forward-thinking freshness.  Harold’s team has done a fantastic job hitting just the right note.  And we can’t help but say that this makes the 6-year-old kid in us hungry for Kool-Pops!”, said Ed Catto of Captain Action Enterprises. “With Captain Action’s 50th Anniversary rapidly approaching, the fan base will be looking for both retro and new takes on the Captain.”

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The game will be released in 2016 and will include both classic art from the action packaging and new pieces from and new works from comics and animation greats. Artist line-up announcements, exclusive deck for major comic conventions and release date will be announced in Fall 2015. Keep your eyes on CaptainAction.com for sneak peeks at the game in development.

Prototype classic card art from artists Murphy Anderson and Carmine Infantino. Lady Action art by Paul Gulacy from The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide 45th edition cover. The Gulacy Overstreet cover art is used with permission.

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About Harold Sipe and Meg Stivison

Harold Sipe and Meg Stivison have worked on a wide range of casual, indie and core games for companies including National Geographic, Playdom, and Merscom. A longtime videogames journalist as well as game designer, Meg Stivison has written for Indie Game Mag, Game Industry News, Hardcore Droid, and many other outlets. Harold Sipe is an award-winning game designer, author and producer who also writes cutting-edge comics; his first book, Screamland, received honorable mention in Publishers Weekly and was named Best Horror Series by Fangoria Magazine. He has written comic books for 12 Gauge Comics, Image Comics and IDW Publishing. For additional information, please contact Harold Sipe at captainactiongame@gmail.com

 

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.

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, 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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