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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Dear Santa Week, Part 1: Captain Action

sgDear Santa-
I've been a really good boy this year. I take care of the cat, the dog, the food shopping, and I always make all my freelance deadlines. My favorite thing in the world is to collect Aquaman stuff and there's just a few holes in my collection, so I thought all this week I'd show them to you so you can leave at least one or two of them under the tree for me this year.
Robby Kelly, age 35

This is an ad for the Ideal Captain Action Aquaman outfit set. I've come across bits and pieces of the CA Aquaman outfit on ebay, and sometimes I thought of buying them and then putting them all together to make a complete outfit.

But this is one of those pieces that really needs to have the box--the graphic design for the Captain Action outfits was really nifty, and I've come to conclude that for this item at least, the presentation is everything. Having a random flipper sitting on a shelf just ain't gonna do it.

But as you can guess, a complete CA outfit still in the box is muy expensivo. I've only seen one or two ever on ebay and I've never been able to afford (or at least justify spending) the couple grand it took to get one.



Tegan said...

I was able to put together most of the set... but you're right. Having the box would be much better.

Plaidstallions said...

Sigh, I used to have a boxed one. Not the prettiest box mind you but none the less.....