ROUND 2, LLC AND CAPTAIN ACTION ENTERPRISES ANNOUNCE NEW MARVEL COSTUME SET
April 4, 2012

Captain Action®’s Nemesis Dr. Evil Takes On Guise of Classic Marvel Villain Loki™

SOUTH BEND, Indiana  – Round 2 and Captain Action Enterprises are thrilled to announce a fully licensed Marvel costume set for classic Super Villain Loki. The 1/6 scale Loki costume set represents the first time ever that Dr. Evil has been able to transform into a Marvel villain!

Captain Action, the popular super hero toy from the 1960s, returned to toy shelves this year along with new costume sets, Spider-Man™ and Captain America™ from Marvel Comics. An all-new Thor uniform and accessory set for Captain Action is scheduled for simultaneous release.

Dr. Evil, a menacing alien complete with a creepy exposed brain, served as the antagonist to Captain Action during the 1960s. Now he is back with his own figure to be released this summer and comes packaged in a full-view window box, with illustration provided by comics legend Joe Jusko. Just as Captain Action can assume the identities of popular heroes by donning their apparel, the new Dr. Evil will assume the identities of villains via costume sets. “This costume set marks the first costume for the all-new Dr. Evil in the modern era,” said Ed Catto of Captain Action Enterprises.
The character of Loki, Thor™’s adoptive brother and the God of Mischief, first menaced Thor in Marvel’s “Journey into Mystery” series, but was also instrumental in the founding of the Avengers™. Cinematically, Loki appeared in last year’s feature film “Thor” and will again be the featured villain in the upcoming “Marvel’s The Avengers” movie.
All Captain Action costume sets come in two versions. The Toys R Us exclusive Loki costume set will include an authentically styled, detailed cloth costume with Loki mask, boots, staff, helmet, belt, newspaper and gloves. The deluxe set adds bonus accessories: gloved hands, Uru Chains, and a goblet. The deluxe set also includes a bonus Hawkeye™ tunic and harness – collect all 6 Marvel Comics costume sets for Captain Action to create a complete Hawkeye Avenger Build-A-Costume set!
Dr. Evil and the Loki costume set, as well as Captain Action’s Thor costume set, will be available in August at Toys’R’Us, hobby stores and at www.autoworldstore.com. Come see the Loki costume and more Captain Action product, including the all-new Thor costume, at the Round 2 booth at C2E2 in Chicago, April 13-15!

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 www.marvel.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 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 ed.catto@bonfireagency.com.

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: www.round2corp.com

Captain Action and Dr. Evil are trademarks and copyright ©2012 Captain Action Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.

MARVEL TRADEMARKS TM & © 2012 Marvel & Subs.

American Muscle® and Ertl Collectibles® are registered trademarks of TOMY International, Inc. and used under license to Round 2, LLC. ©2012 TOMY International, Inc. All rights reserved.
AMT, Polar Lights, MPC, AW Auto World, and Round 2 and design are trademarks of Round 2, LLC. ©2012 Round 2, LLC, South Bend, IN 46628. All rights reserved.

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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