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Captain Action Archive


Captain Action as The Green Hornet

Captain Action as The Green Hornet

Captain Action as The Green Hornet

Captain Action as The Green Hornet

Captain Action as The Green Hornet


Captain Action as Kato

Captain Action as Kato

Captain Action as Kato

Captain Action as Kato



Captain Action was produced by Ideal from 1966 through 1968. Although he had a five issue run in DC Comics, it was his ability to take on the appearance of other famous characters that made him a classic. These characters included Buck Rogers, Batman, Spiderman, and the Lone Ranger amongst others.

Like G.I. Joe he stands 12" tall. His costume looks like a cross between a super hero and a policeman. He came with a knife and a ray gun, just incase he was caught without another identity. He could change into another character by donning a mask and changing into their clothes. These other outfits were sold separately.

Later in the series an arch villian called Dr. Evil was introduced. To help fight this menace they introduced a sidekick, Action Boy, and the Silver Streak, an amphibious rocket car.

In 1998 Playing Mantis rereleased a variety of Captain Action toys. They also made three new costumes: Kato, Kabai, Singh and Ming. Like the original series, the revival only lasted three years. Several other releases were planned. These included Jonny Quest and Speed Racer. Unfortunately, they were never produced.

Checklist Series 1
  • Captin Action
  • Aquaman
  • Batman
  • Captain America
  • Flash Gordon
  • Lone Ranger
  • Phantom
  • Sgt. Fury
  • Steve Canyon
  • Superman


Series 2
  • Buck Rogers
  • Green Hornet
  • Spiderman
  • Tonto
  • Directional Communicator
  • Jet Mortar
  • Parachute Pack
  • Power Pack
  • Survival Vest
  • Weapons Aresnal
  • Silver Streak
  • Action Boy
  • Aqua Lad
  • Robin
  • Superboy
  • Dr. Evil


By Playing Mantis
  • Captain Action
  • Flash Gordon
  • Green Hornet
  • Kato
  • Lone Ranger
  • Tonto
  • Kid Action
  • Dr. Evil
  • Kabai Singh
  • Ming







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