High-End Scale Editions of Captain Action Licensed Collectibles to Debut in 2014...
Captain Action, Go Hero, Executive Replicas, and Phicen Ltd announce a new partnership to create the next level licensed figures, costume sets, and accessories under a new brand called ACTION ELITE.
ACTION ELITE is an exciting new venture that will bring the Captain Action name to the boutique designer level of collectibles. Using the latest techniques, materials, and standards in artisan figure making, ACTION ELITE continues a longstanding Captain Action history of transforming licensed characters into customizable costume sets that are true to e spirit and source material of comic-book favorites.
"Growing up, Captain Action was my only link to bringing super heroes into my G.I Joe play. This is a golden opportunity to combine forces with the gentlemen who continue to keep Captain Action going strong and take it into a new era of collectibles.” ~ W.I. Dunlop II, Co-Founder of Executive ReplicasCaptain Action, Doctor Evil, Lady Action, and Action Boy will be redesigned using cutting edge tech, high-end bodies that reflect a collector’s quality, beyond the standard toy level. This effectively creates an additional collector’s level for the line. With ACTION ELITE, fans will be able to collect, customize, and create high-end costumes and accessories of their favorite pop-culture heroes and villains.“With these projects, we’ll now be able to offer high-end, museum quality items as part of the total Captain Action figure line. We’ll also use the opportunity to fill in a lot of the items on collectors’ wish lists,” said Joe Ahearn, Founding Partner, Captain Action Enterprises.
“We are dedicated to original pop-icons, especially those with historical credibility. Captain Action is the perfect fit because of its honored place in the world of 1:6 scale collectibles. It is a real joy to be able to pool our talents with the contagious commitment of both Ed and Joe. We have tried for years and finally the timing is perfect to develop the Captain Action brand into exciting new arenas.” ~ Steve Forde, Founder of Go HeroCaptain Action will spearhead this new endeavor with creative consulting from Go Hero, production management by Executive Replicas, and next-level manufacturing by Phicen Ltd New Projects are expected to on sale in Q3 and Q4 2014, and additional licensing announcements are coming soon.“We’re absolutely ecstatic to slake the thirst of the collectors’ market with this new line of 1/6 scale figures, costumes and accessories. Having long been impressed by their authenticity and attention to detail, we’re honored to be working with Go Hero and Executive Replicas,” said Ed Catto, Retropreneur, Captain Action Enterprises.
Source: Captain Action PR
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