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Captain Laser (Big Jim figure)

Captain Laser


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Big Jim toys were a line of 10-inch action figures sold during the 1970s and 1980s.

Beyond vague nostalgia, we have profiles for some of those since they’re often vintage action/adventure archetypes. The toy lines was clinging to whatever was popular with little boys.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed if applicable
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed if applicable
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Unrevealed
  • Base Of Operations: Unrevealed
  • Height: 6’ Weight: 230 lbs.
  • Eyes: Luminous Hair: Unrevealed if applicable


Powers & Abilities

Captain Laser is an android whose head is a powerful light generator. He can use his eyes like pen lights, shoot a potent energy beam through his helmet’s visor, or even flip his face back to turn it into a searchlight.

If you cover his right eye so only his left one glows, Captain Laser becomes the ancestor of many Rob Liefeld characters.

One assumes that Captain Laser can drive and fly various vehicles, because Mattel wants you to buy those too.

The goofy reflective surface in his chest is bound to reflect enemy laser fire.


History

The toy’s box did not have a shred of context about this action figure.

Big-Jim.eu  (whence the illustrations come) notes that the toy was released in the late 1970s to catch on the then-hot sci-fi wave (think Star Wars or Battlestar Galactica).


Description

See illustrations. Colourful, eh ? You can find additional photographs of the toy in a short article by our friend Cédric at Je suis pas Superman .


Personality

Unrevealed if any.


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Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG Print Friendly

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Captain Laser

Dex: 04 Str: 04 Bod: 06 Motivation: Unrevealed
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Unrevealed
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 011 HP: 025

Powers:
Energy blast: 08, Flash: 06, Self-Link (Gadgetry): 08

Skills:
Accuracy (Energy blast): 06, Accuracy (Flash): 07, Vehicles: 05

Advantages
Familiarity (Zero-G operations)

Connections:
Big Jim (Low)

Drawbacks:
Creepy Appearance (Android)

Equipment:
REFLECTIVE PLATE [BODY 06, Reflect/deflect (Lasers only): 07]


Design notes

The stats are of course completely arbitrary.


By Sébastien Andrivet

Source of Character: Big Jim Mattel action figure in the 1970s

Writeup completed on the 20th of January, 2015.

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