Classic Jonny Quest
Classic Jonny Quest Action Figures

Playing Mantis images are © 2000, Small Blue Planet, and much of the information about the figures came from their "Toy Fair 2000" web pages, except as noted below.

The lowdown on the series

There is a popular series of action figures under the name "Captain Action," which feature carefully sculpted figures and a wide variety of costumes and uniforms that turn these rather generic figures into numerous popular super-heros and other action figures.

Playing Mantis had planned to release a new series of figures similar to the "Captain Action" concept, but they've cranked it up a notch -- introducing the Classic Jonny Quest cast! What made these different is that each figure apparently was made based on the 1964 model sheets for that character, which would've made these action figures truly exciting and extremely collectable!

Rumors were flying fast and furious all during 1999 and 2000, but, as of this writing (in September 2005) things have unfortunately not worked out for Playing Mantis with respect to the classic Jonny Quest offerings. This is very disheartening for classic JQ fans!

Here are some photos from "Raving Toy Maniac" and photos from the Toy Fair.

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