ZICA Toys Ready For Action with Captain Action
March 19, 2014

Toy Manufacturer to produce  3.75” figures, vehicles & play sets

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New York, N.Y. (March 20, 2014) ZICA, a manufacturer of pop culture icons and Captain Action Enterprises, licensors of the popular Captain Action toy line, have teamed up to produce a series of retro 3.75” figures. These products will be on sale internationally in late 2014.

 

“ZICA Toys is very happy to be working with Captain Action Enterprises on bringing the exciting characters of the Captain Action universe into 3.75″ retro figure format!  This scale will allow us to do a lot of really cool stuff with the property in addition to just making the action figures.  My favorite thing about the smaller scale figures when I was a kid was the vehicles and play sets that went with them, and I can definitely see some exciting possibilities for these with Captain Action!” said Craig Owen, owner of ZICA toys.

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Captain Action is based on the action figure created in 1966 by Stan Weston for Ideal Toys and sold internationally. The hero came equipped with a wardrobe of costumes allowing him to become many different heroes such as Batman, The Lone Ranger, the Green Hornet and many more. In 1967, Captain Action proved so popular that the line was expanded to include a sidekick, Action Boy and a blue skinned alien foe with bug eyes, the nefarious Dr. Evil.  The following year, DC Comics licensed the character from Ideal and published five issues of Captain Action featuring industry luminaries such as Jim Shooter, Wally Wood and Gil Kane.
The line has experienced as strong resurgence with toys, comics and collectibles. An animated series is being planned.
“We’re excited to jump into the this exciting segment, and have been very impressed with the Six Million Dollar Man toys from ZICA,” said Ed Catto of Captain Action Enterprises. “

Current plans call for the first wave to include characters such as Captain Action, Action Boy, Dr. Evil and the Silver Streak.

Silver Streak 2014

“We’re also very excited to work with ZICA to develop vehicles and play sets”, said Joe Ahearn of Captain Action Enterprises. “And we will also be exploring the development of vehicles such as the Silver Streak, Captain Action’s amphibious car, in other scales and formats.”

The new products will debut in late 2014.

 

About ZICA Toys

ZICA Toys is a company with two goals in mind: to make high quality, retro style toys and action figures… and to have a lot of fun in the process. Craig Owen, the owner of ZICA Toys, grew up during the 70′s spending countless hours playing with some of the best toys of that era. Trying to recapture the fun and excitement from those days is the primary reason why ZICA Toys was created.

 

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 an on-going comic book series, lithographs, statues, action figures, T-shirts, model kits and more. Additional properties include Captain Action Cat, the Zeroids and Savage Beauty. For additional information, please contact Ed Catto at ed.catto@bonfireagency.com.

Captain Action, Lady Action, The Zeroids and related characters are  ©2014 and ™ Captain Action Enterprises, LLC.

 

For more information, please visit www.CaptainAction.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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2 Comments »

  • Keith Mayo says:

    And thus all doubt concerning the future of 12″ action figures is removed.

  • Ron says:

    YESSS!!! More Captain Action, Action Boy & Dr. Evil and in a different scale. Takes us all back to the 60’s. While I’m happy the characters are getting made in smaller scale, I’m crossing my fingers that they eventually get made in my favorite 6 inch scale by some company. Plus the Silver Streak in different scales! Yeah! I hope they make one to fit the new figures and also one die-cast Hot Wheels/Matchbox size. I wonder if they will recreate the Headquarters, Sears Garage, etc… that was made for the original 12″ scale figures. I guess it’s pretty obvious that I’m excited and I will be waiting to buy all of it. (Now somebody get to work on bringing back more 1960’s Toy Icons like Major Matt Mason & The Zeroids).

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