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Captain Action can become any (male) hero, including the clunkiest Flash Gordon EVER

June 4, 2013

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Captain Action, the identity hermit crab of the posable action figure kingdom, has a wide range of potential changes in this old ad, including good old Steve Canyon and the Lone Ranger amongst their more superheroish cousins. And check out Flash Gordon wearing space gear that makes the Apollo astronauts’ haberdashery seem streamlined. (Or he’s about to install a rooftop antenna, one or the other.) Somewhere stunning Flash designs from Alex Raymond and Stanley Pitt are weeping openly.

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  1. phil permalink
    June 5, 2013 3:46 am

    These were the greatest toys. Remember they were the first Marvel figures ever and even back then there had not been a lot of DC figures. Superman and Batman maybe, but certainly the first Aquaman. There was also a Spider-man.

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