This week I’ve been raving about Hot Toys’ “Marvel’s The Avengers” 12″ collectible figures. I first looked at Loki and his heroic brother Thor and now it’s time for a look at the Avengers leader Captain America.
Captain America is the most detailed and complex of “The Avengers” figures I’ve shown so far and my personal favorite. That’s probably not all that shocking since Captain America is my favorite of the Avengers.
This figure, as per the Hot Toys’ norm, bears an uncanny likeness to Captain America star Chris Evans. Hot Toys helpfully included a second head so you can have your Cap arguing with Iron Man or side by side with Thor to re-enact the film’s final battle. While I complain endlessly about superheroes always finding some excuse to take their masks off in these comic book films, for some reason I don’t care nearly as much with Cap – mainly because he doesn’t have a secret identity anyway so it’s not like he’s endangering Aunt May or Lois Lane if anyone knows what he looks like without the mask.
For all those that prefer their superheroes fully suited-up, you can just have him appear with the mask head sculpt as well as your choice of shields – one pristine and one fully, scorched and battle damaged.
These collectibles are definitely not on the cheap side – each one will cost you at least $150 — but with all the effort put into it you can at least see where the money is going for a change.
Here’s the official write-up and everything Cap comes with:
Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are proud to present the third limited edition collectible figurine from the upcoming superhero blockbuster, The Avengers. The movie-accurate collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Chris Evans as Captain America in his hero costume in the movie, highlighting the newly developed head sculpt, highly detailed costume and weapons.
- Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Chris Evans as Captain America in his hero costume in the The Avengers movie
- Approximately 31 cm tall
- ONE (1) newly developed helmeted head
- One (1) newly developed alternate head with authentic likeness of Chris Evans as Captain America
- Muscular body with over 30 points of articulation
- Movie-accurate facial features with detailed wrinkles and skin texture
- Nine (9) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including:
- One (1) pair of palms holding shield
- One (1) pair of palms for throwing palms
- One (1) right palm for pointing palms
- One (1) pair of relaxed palms
- One (1) pair of fists
- Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted
- One (1) blue, grayish-white, and red garment with embossed pattern as well as stars on chest
- One (1) pair of blue pants
- One (1) blue belt with pouches
- One (1) pair of red boots
- One (1) metal-like electroplated shield
- One (1) metal-like battle damaged electroplated shield
- One (1) alien weapon
- Figure stand with Captain America nameplate and the movie logo
If you’re interested in picking Cap up, you can pre-order him now at Sideshow Collectibles.