Saturday, April 25, 2009

Captain America Halloween Costume!


An amazingly accurate costume for the kids here... the manufacturer didn't even seem compelled to put the words "Captain America" on the chest along with a picture of Cap!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Marvel's Mastermind Wonderous Word Finds!


Colgate Growth Chart!


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...

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Secret Wars Coin Bank!


I'm guessing it's a Secret Wars item because of the Dr. Doom sticker... apparently nobody told the licensor that the Red Skull is the arch-foe of Cap.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Captain America Clicker Gun?!?


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.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

French Cap Storybook!


Translated, this French book is "Under fire of the missiles." Well, it may have been Canadian, not French... or produced in a different country in which they speak French. I don't know for sure!

One thing does occur to me, looking at it... this may well have been a translation of a Marvel Super-Heroes Role-Playing Game book!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Remco Power Shield Captain America!


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.