Captain Action : Comic Adventure Heroes by Zica Toys

Character summary :

Caption Action was created back in 1966 as a competitor to GI Joe for the Ideal Toy company. He is basically a character that has access to multiple super heroes outfits and their characteristics when he wears them.

This figure is the Headliner of the Comic Adventure Heroes line made by Zica as part of a Kickstarter campaign. Production took a few years and these were all released in 2020. They are available for sale at BBTS and on Zica’s webstore.

Sculpt:

Captain Action’s sculpt is a fairly generic muscular human wearing a body suit.

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Paint:

Paint is all pretty crisp and well done.

Accessories:

  • Extra head sculpt (that looks like The Office’s Michael Scott to me)
  • Removable hat that fits really well
  • Ray gun pistol and holster that attaches to belt
  • Ray gun rifle
  • Lightning short sword and holster that attaches to belt
  • 4 sets of extra hands (Trigger finger, Fists, Magic, Regular grip)
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Articulation:

  • Barbel neck
  • Double swivel pin shoulders
  • Double swivel pin elbows
  • Swivel pin wrists
  • T-ball hips that connect to the torso and sits in the crotch
  • Double swivel double pin knees
  • Swivel “rocker” ankles
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Size & Scale :

All of the figures in the Comic Adventure Heroes line are a little on the smaller side of modern 1:18 figures.

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Size & Scale compared to a Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS blank figure

The heads do fit pretty well on other figures like Marauders and Boss Fight Studio if you need a body for the extra head.

Final thoughts:

I am a huge advocate for supporting independent toy manufacturers. This campaign shows how difficult it can be to make these. Props to Zica Toys for following through and delivering. I hope that they continue to make toys into the future. As for the figure itself, I really enjoyed it even though the source material is way before my time. It is a little shorter that I was expecting because they had made a big deal about the figures being made too small at one pint during manufacturing and had to get everything re-tooled.

WakuWaku! Goblin Village

This is a 3 figure set made by Aquamarine. Just like the Goblin-Kun by Aplhamax, these goblins are similar to the goblins in the anime Goblin Slayer

The figures come in a box with images of the figures on the front, back, and each of the sides. When you open the box each figure comes packaged in its own little baggie.

I ordered them from Amiami but they are also available on Ebay.

Each goblin is most differentiated by their heads and the position of their legs. Goblin 1 is standing and has his tongue out. Goblin 2 is slightly bending his knees and grinning. Goblin 3 is squatting and drooling.

Goblin 1 – Standing with tongue out
Goblin 2 – Bent knees and grinning
Goblin 3 – Squatting and drooling

Compared to a Boss Fight Studio Vitruvian HACKS Blank each goblin is about 3/4s the height.

Here are all four goblins in this style.

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In addition to the goblins there is a pack of accessories. A rudimentary sword, a club, and a rock.

They all have a hole in them that fits a peg on each goblin’s hand to hold the accessory.

Articulation:
  • Barbel upper neck
  • Ball lower neck
  • Ball shoulders
  • Ball mid-torso
  • T-bar hips

Each goblin is made using the same structure so you are able to mix and match each one to get them to look however you wish.

Here is a parts image. The chest piece goes over the cross shaped piece that gives the shoulder and upper torso articulation.

Goblintaur – You’re welcome.

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Captain Black : Monster Jam Creatures

Captain Black is what happens when you take a monster truck and turn it into an action figure.

These new Monster Jam Creatures figures are made in 2020 by Spin Master Toys as part of the 1:64 scale monster trucks that they make.

Sculpt:

Captain Black is a pretty sweet looking skeleton pirate with both a hook and and an anchor for a peg-leg. It doesn’t really get any cooler than that.

Paint:

His paint applications are pretty basic with solid colors for most of the figure.

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Articulation:

Unfortunately this figure does not have much in the way of articulation.

  • Swivel neck
  • Swivel peg and hinge shoulders
  • Swivel T-hips
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Accessories:

Captain Black does come with a 1:64 version of the Monster Truck Pirate’s Curse he was spawned from. I don’t collect mini cars so that is going straight to the store.

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Carded image
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Promo image
Size and scale:

Pirate Black stands right around the 5″ mark. This whole line is a little larger than typical 1:18 scale figures I feature here but could work as a larger type character. Similar to how I use Ninja Turtle Villains and some 2K Masters of the Universe figures.

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Compared next to a MOTU 2K Two-Bad figure
Final thoughts:

This figure is very reminiscent to Chap Mei figures that I love. It was an easy decision to add all 3 figures of this line (so far) to my collection even if they are a little larger than I usually collect.

Goblin Kun : Alphamax Skytube Premium Love Monsters

Goblin Kun is part a stand alone figure that released as part of Alphamax Skytube Premium Love Monster series. This is a Japanese import figure and was about $50 off E-bay. The figure looks very similar to the goblins from the Goblin Slayer Anime but these are not official products of that IP.

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Figure comes with 3 additional sets of hands and a removable tongue
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Siegmeyer : Dark Souls – Heroes of Lordran

” Mm! Oh-hoh! Forgive me. I was absorbed in thought. “

The Siegmeyer figure I found randomly looking from some Stardew Valley merchandise for my wife. I have always liked the look of this character and have seen a couple figures but they always seemed too large. This figure made by Fangamer. They seem to be a company the specializes in video game properties. Siegmeyer has zero articulation so I plan on using him as a background figure in my Kettonstone project. There are also 2 other figures in this series. I might get one more because I already have a Mega Merge version of the other knight.

You can buy this figure directly from the company’s website like I did, or from Ebay which looks like are direct from Chinese sellers.

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On his stand (he is glued on so it did take a bit of work to get him off the pegs)
Size and scale
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Promo in packaging
All series 1 figures

Animal Warriors of the Kingdom – Series 2

I received my Animal Warriors of the Kingdom action figures from Spero Toy’s second Kickstarter campaign. I guess I didn’t get one of each figure offered but here are some images of the figures and comparisons with figures from the first Kickstarter campaign.

These figures can be purchased directly from Spero Toys from their web store.

Pale
Baron Kah Lee
Tiberius
Horrid Headhunters
Chunari Archers
Ahaw Kin