October 8, 2012

Special variants celebrate covers of Marvel Comics’ Captain America and The Mighty Thor, God of Thunder

SOUTH BEND, Indiana – 10/4/2012 – Round 2 and Captain Action Enterprises are pleased to announce the release of two more Marvel costume sets as part of the ongoing Captain Action toy line.  The Classic Cover Series offers variant 1/6 scale costumes that celebrate special covers from the rich history of Marvel Comics.

The Captain America Classic Cover costume set spotlights the golden age with covers by Joe Simon & Jack Kirby, Ken Bald and Syd Shores.   During these golden age stories, Captain America’s shield had two extra stripes and this variant shield will be included in the costume set.   Four Classic Cover postcards each featuring a golden age cover will also be included.

The Mighty Thor, God of Thunder Classic Cover costume set showcases the classic 80’s series of adventures of Walt Simonson. At that time, after a devastating battle with the vicious Hela, Thor grew a beard to hide his unsightly wounds. This set will also include four postcards featuring classic covers by Walt Simonson.


“For this holiday season, we’re really excited to offer these Classic Cover costume sets. We think these will appeal to not only our dedicated collectors, but to families and young fans.” said Dan Sabato, Director of Marketing at Round 2.

Captain Action, the popular superhero and “Master of Disguise” toy figure from the 1960s, returned to toy shelves this year along with new costume sets featuring Spider-Man and Loki from Marvel Comics.

Both characters were early members of Marvel’s super-team The Avengers. Onscreen, both Captain America and Thor star in their own movie series and were also featured in the hit movie “Marvel’s The Avengers”.

“We’re toy fans and comic fans, and we’re exceedingly pleased to bring these passions together with the Classic Covers series, “ said Joe Ahearn of Captain Action Enterprises. “The authenticity and eye for detail will just thrill comic fans –especially those who love the Golden Age or the Bronze Age.”

The Cover Classic Series will only be offered in the basic format and will available at Toys R Us, hobby shops and comic shops in late October.

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit

About Captain Action Enterprises
As Retropreneurs, Captain Action Enterprises, LLC specializes in taking old properties and rejuvenating them for a new generation. Captain Action now appears in an on-going comic book series, lithographs, statues, action figures, T-shirts, model kits and an iPhone app. Additional properties include the Zeroids and Savage Beauty. For additional information, contact

About Round 2
Round 2, LLC is an innovative collectibles company located in South Bend, IN. The creative team at Round 2 is dedicated to producing detailed, high quality collectible and playable items appealing to the young and young at heart. Round 2 brands include Polar Lights®, AMT® and MPC® model kits, Auto World® slot cars, Forever Fun™ seasonal products and the licensed brands American Muscle®, Ertl Collectibles® and Vintage Fuel™ die cast. For more details on all the product lines produced by Round 2, visit our website at:

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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 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,,, Boing-Boing,, 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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