I came across a set of RETROBOTS gumball machine robots that had pretty cool looking heads. They didn’t come with names but I took a minute and gave them all some names. Optix, Grilz, Diskz, Shadez, Shox, Stitchez, Toxic, and Wavez
The are marketed by a company called A&A on Amazon Marketplace
“A battered, decrepit old droid addled by outdated, glitching programming, Bucket has been Jarek Yeager’s loyal astromech for years. Despite the droid’s eccentric behavior, Bucket is a capable mechanic.” – Databank entry
Bucket shows how cool an astromech droid would look without it’s fancy shell.
This figure came in a 2 Pack with Jarek Yeager as part of the Star Wars Resistance line made by Hasbro in 2019.
Robot Chicken is the mascot from the show Robot Chicken.
This figure is from a two-pack that includes a 6″ figure of The Mad Scientist and this roughly 3.5″ figure of the Robot Chicken. The set was part of a very small 1:12 scale line made by Jazwares back in about 2010ish. I picked the set up at a Toys R Us.
This set occasionally shows up on Ebay so keep an eye out for that one. There is also a similar figure made by Kid Robot which will be in a later DotD. I also have the Mad Scientist in my box of stuff to sell.
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.
Captain Action’s sculpt is a fairly generic muscular human wearing a body suit.
Paint is all pretty crisp and well done.
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)
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
Size & Scale :
All of the figures in the Comic Adventure Heroes line are a little on the smaller side of modern 1:18 figures.
The heads do fit pretty well on other figures like Marauders and Boss Fight Studio if you need a body for the extra head.
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.