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Monday, October 04, 2010

Captain Action TV Commercial - 1966

This is a TV commercial Ideal ran promoting their Captain Action doll and all his many guises, including a certain Sea King:

Its too bad Aquaman doesn't get a specific shout-out, but you still see a couple of really good shots of him (the doll, I mean, not the real Aquaman, of course). If I had been around back then, I would have been all over this.

I'm also charmed at the idea a toy company had the scratch to produce and air an actual TV commercial for an action figure...that's pretty much a lost art nowadays. I particularly like the "pounding surf" background used for the Aquaman set.

I had never seen this spiffy ad before until it was pointed out to me by
F.O.A.M.er Christopher Chance. Thanks Chris!

1 comment:

Earth 2 Chris said...

I've often heard of that commercial, but never saw it. Thanks for the link!