Holy Conversions, Cap’n!
The 1960s Captain Action (CA) toy line wasn’t around long enough to build up much of a vehicle fleet. In fact, the only CA vehicle ever produced was an amphibious “anti-crime” boat/car called the “Silver Streak.” This lack of alternative transport options has always made the captain’s fans somewhat jealous of GIjOEs and his armada of of vehicles and aircraft.
Customizer Gary Stair grew tired of waiting for Cap’s upcoming “second comeback” and decided to hurry things along a bit. Using existing vehicles from GIjOE and (ahem) Barbie, Gary has begun converting and customizing them into some of the coolest transports EVER! According to Gary…
“After 30 plus years and a short revival (by Playing Mantis), I reflected upon my childhood memories about one of the best toys of my youth–Captain Action. But those memories were never quite complete as CA and his crew didn’t have any support vehicles to aid them in their fight against evil….namely Dr. Evil!
“Ideal (and later Playing Mantis) never produced the vast array of vehicles or tools that GIjOE, James Bond and Action Man possessed. So I’ve tried my best to create additions to the CA team, as well as several new vehicles including an ‘Action Speedster,’ ‘Stealth Boat’ and (the grand-daddy of them all) an Action Mobile Command Unit.”
“Currently, I’m in the process of completing a new CA Hovercraft, ala Jonny Quest-style. Each of these new vehicles will give Captain Action and his team a better chance to combat the evil-doers of the universe. Let Justice be done!”
Bottom Line: Hopefully, Gary’s amazing work will inspire others to try their hand at creating a custom figure or vehicle. And if you wonder what all those amazing new gadgets on his black, extended MSV are for, please leave him a comment. Gary knows!