He’s the first and original Avenger. Captain Steve Rogers fought to enter World War II, then fought to survive it. In the end he ended up as what Tony Starlk callously calls a “Cap-sicle”. First Cap wanted to go off and kill Nazi’s, but then Hydra reared up it’s nasty heads and he had to go after Red Skull. and his forces. All in all a pretty exciting time in the cinema. Now the talented group over at Hot Toys have come out with their Captain America, the Original Avernger figure.
The cover of the box is an iridescent close up of Cap’s iconic shield. It’s a great look and the photos of the character are quite nice. Upon opening the box you are greeted by a header with a short bio of Captain Steve Rogers and in the inner box lid are the shield, pistol, Thompson sub-machine gun and ammo belt, all sitting behind clear plastic. Once the header card is taken off it reveals the figure below. The masked Cap lays among many choices of hands, some extra wrist joints (which is a nice touch as well.)
There are included instructions and a nameplate base and stand included. Cap is fully dressed in his uniform .
The costume is movie accurate and made of a slightly stiff cloth, that holds the look and cut of the outfit, but makes posing a little difficult. All in all though, the stiching and finish is top notch and all the small working belts, bluckles and gear looks great. Cap has gaunleted hands and the hand parts are easily interchanged so he can grip his guns as well as the sheild. You can see the still pictures and note the army issue boots are nicely distressed.
Harness looks great and so does the ammo belt that you can hang over his shoulder.
Cap only comies with his helmet/mask on, which is cool as this is how I would rather display this figure. One limitation is that his arms only raise to 92 dfegrees, which is slightly higher than shoulder level when holding a pistol in front of the first Avenger.
I don’t know if it’s a limitation of the costume or of the figure body, but it means Cap can never raise his hands in surrender….
There are 30 points of articulation and other than the arm raising limitation, I found no other glitches.
The shield is incredible. The paint is shiny and metallic, and ultra sharp. There’s an easy hanger that hooks onto the back of Cap’s harness so you can hang the sheild from his back. Very cool indeed. The Thompson and Colt pistol look great and both have removable magazines. Other than the many hands this figure is pretty simple, but so was life back in WWII.
I really enjoyed the look of this figure and the awesome costume. The face, or as much as we see of the actor Chris Evans looks movie accurate as does the costume. I love the little details that Hot Toys throws in. You can always tell the immense importance they feel in getting the last detail just right.
I think at this time the figure has been sold out from Sideshow Collectibles, but you can check with their retailer network or god -forbid, eBay. It’s worth the coin you’ll drop on him, and you’ll need him to kick ol’ Red Skull in the butt.
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