At C2E2 the Captain Action crew mentioned that they had worked out a deal to do a new costume set that wasn’t Marvel and would be a big score for them. Unfortunately they didn’t have it ready to preview at the event like they hoped they would. A few weeks have went by and we haven’t heard much about it, but just today news has slipped through the cracks.
Round 2 and Captain Action Enterprises haven’t officially announced it yet, but AmokeTime and other retailers have started to take preoders. It looks like Round 2 will be doing a Captain Action as the Rocketeer! This is a pretty big deal as the Rocketeer license has been notoriously difficult to wrangle. Many us of lament the failed ToyBiz bid to get the license during the Legendry Comic Book Heroes days.
But Round 2 have come through against the odds, it would seem. The preview mock-up shows the movie rocket pack. I hope that’s what we get as well, since the comic rocket has never looked as good in my mind. This appears to be licensed through IDW as well. Lots of neat stuff going on for Captain Action.
This is not the first Rocketeer figure to come down the pipeline, but it’s probably the most economical in recent years. I look forward to seeing what Round 2 and Captain Action can do with this one. I really hope they do solid plastic helmet!
As a big Rocketeer fan, I am greatly excited by this and it exceeds my thoughts on what this license would be. Someday I’ll get around to reviewing my other Rocketeer figures. I have a small stockpile of them. I’d love to add the Round 2 Captain Action version to the collection. There aren’t many details at the moment, but if we get more, we’ll pass them along.