It's amazing what you'll come up with when you have a saved eBay search for "vintage Captain America" -- like this Colgate growth chart! When I was a kid, I would've loved it if my mom had something like this to track my growth, even if I would've probably outgrown it physically by the time I was, say, 12 or 13...
This is what happens when a toy company gets a license for a super-hero, yet has no idea what that super-hero is about. Nor, it seems, would they care. This is also the kind of toy that you'll never be able to identify if it's not in the package.
First things first: As is the case with Batman, Captain America is a hero who should never be used to market a toy gun, period. I don't care what the current "version" of Cap is doing in the comics, nor that the serial Cap had a gun... Steve Rogers doesn't use guns (at least, not during the time period this toy came out).
Secondly, if a toy company insists on selling a "Captain America Clicker Gun," shouldn't there at least be something on the gun itself that identifies it as such? I'm pretty sure the company who made this sold the exact same clicker gun with different header cards.
Ah, I forgot about this one when I posted the Secret Wars picture. Remco desperately wanted to produce action figures of DC and Marvel characters, but couldn't due to previous licensing agreements with Mego. So, instead of producing action figures, they produced "inaction figures" that had a built-in motor that could do stuff! You're probably familiar with the Energized Spider-Man figure, but Remco also did Green Gobblin, Hulk, Superman and Batman figure, too... and the Captain America one picture above! These figures had little, if any, articulation whatsoever.
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