Sunday, August 7, 2011

2011 Hasbro Movie Series #07 Super Combat Captain America

"When Captain America throws his mighty shield,
All those who chose to oppose his shield must yield..."

Those are the opening words to the 1966 television cartoon version of Captain America. Since his first appearance in the Timely Comics (Marvels predecessor) "Captain America Comics #1" back in 1941, the Cap has seen a number of changes. This year's release of Universal's full length feature film "Captain America, The First Avenger" is the latest incarnation of the red , white, and blue avenger starring Chris Evans as the shield tossin' hero. We went to see the movie yesterday and I was glad we did. It's just an overall good action film that just happens to be a super hero movie. I'm not a real big movie fan personally. On a scale of 1-to-10 I'm probably only a 2 or 3, so I don't run out and  try to catch every flick in the kino. This is one movie I'm glad I saw, because if I decide to actually start collecting the licensed toy tie-ins, it makes collecting that much more enjoyable!

Hasbro has released several series of Captain America toys: a Concept Series; Comic Series; and Movie Series to name a few. Today's featured toy is from the Movie Series and stands 4 1/4" (10.8cm) H. This height is in line with other super hero figures on the market - to include the McDonald's 'Young Justice' series just recently concluded here on Toys & Stuff.  One of the nice touches in the movie is that his uniform doesn't look like spandex or a head plopped onto a plastic looking CGI body. Hasbro's toy captures all the charm of the latest movie super hero and includes three separate accessories: the Shield of course, a 45mm pistol, and a removable helmet with the 'A' prominently displayed on the front. The toy has many points of articulation which allows Cap to be displayed in multiple poses. There is one drawback to the toy however. It simply has a deuce of a time standing up. You'll notice in the photos that the feet are not flat. They are concave - you can actually see that little 'tunnel' at the bottom of the shoe and this may be why the figure has a hard time standing up. For many of the poses pictured here, I had to prop him up against the background. Still, it's a really cool toy, of a great comic book super hero. Enjoy!

The following fun graphic is courtesy

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Captain America Infographic
Via: Military VA Loan