First Look at Updated Arctic Adventurer Variant for Captain Action
November 2, 2012

During Comic Con 2012 we broke the news that Round 2 and the guys at Captain Action Inc. would be doing a “holiday” variant of the good captain.  Then in September we showed you the press release on the Arctic variant.

Now our friends at Captain Action Inc are letting AFi debut an updated photo and give you some more details on what is essentially the first variant of Captain Action that has ever been produced in over 40 years!!

This figure will be on sale on toy shelves right before Thanksgiving.
Since it’s Captain Action’s first holiday in stores in many years, they will have the following on store shelves: the variant version , the basic version and the costume sets, available in Toys R Us and Comic Shops.
This yuletide variant features Captain Action in his arctic uniform, recolored in an icy white and permafrost blue.
The figures comes with the special Arctic Gloves and Boots, as well as an Arctic White Captain’s hat, sword & gun holders. The Arctic Adventurer has a variant silver belt. Two regular hands are also included.
This is an extremely limited run, and they are now expecting it sell out quicker than originally intended. The retailer response has been very strong.
Be on the lookout as these will be in stores VERY SOON!  If you spot one on stores shelves let us know in the forums!
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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