Round 2 and Captain Action Enterprises have announced that for the first time in over 40 years Captain Action costume sets of Spider-Man and Captain America will debut in the fall of 2011 at Toys ’R’ Us and other specialty retailers.  These costume sets will be followed by the release of additional Marvel character costume sets for Iron Man and Thor in 2012.

The original 1/6 scale Captain Action Figure, created by G.I. Joe designer Stan Weston, was released in 1966 and had uniforms for a variety of licensed characters that allowed Captain Action to become Batman, Captain America, Spider-Man, the Lone Ranger and a host of other characters.  The Captain Action property was revived in 2008 (see “Captain Action Returns in ‘08”) with the issuing of a new model kit and a comic book series from Moonstone.  
Although it has taken a while, getting the Marvel character costume versions of the character really does restore the property to its Silver Age glory, a fact that is underlined by the Silver Age art and costume details, which are sure to appeal to collectors.