It’s a travesty friends. There is simply no sign that a Reb Brown version of the Cap was ever marketed to children as a toy (possibly because of his ever-present bulge). Sure, 1979 saw some Cap merchandise, but most of it either looks nothing like Big McLargehuge, or is clearly beyond a crappy TV movie’s budget. Take, for example, Corgi’s 1979 die cast release of Cap’s Jetmobile:
And for a cool “too-goddamn-much-money” this eagle-inspired…thing, can be all yours! But if you have simpler yearnings, there’s always the 1979 action figure which, shamefully, bears no resemblance to a man with a slab of tenderized beef for a face:
(Image: Ghosts of eBay.) Of course, that actually costs even more money. Still, like Reb, he kinda looks like a dweeb. So maybe the ’79 movie had some influence. Anywho, this last one is probably the best. While it doesn’t look the Reb Brown, it looks like his style. You know Reb was rolling with one of these on the set:
Not sure why the Captain’s mask has modernized Mikey Mouse ears…or are those handcuffs? Probably handcuffs. All I know is, Reb Brown probably didn’t get a watch that cool, or a very cool belt buckle. But an elaborate decoder system to foil the rent-a-cops at the local power plant? Most def Reb was rocking that. A pretty nice bundle of Cap swag.
Still, too bad there is no Reb-specific swag. If anyone knows of any, let me know so I can chuckle about it. More Reb on Friday (if I can find something Reb-tastic), otherwise he’ll be back this weekend with the first of two Cap films!