Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Captain America on the 4th of July!

In honor of the 4th of July I figured I would take a look at a toy from one of my favorite toy lines!  Yes, I am looking at the Star Spangled avenger himself, Captain America, from Mattel's Secret Wars line.  I have talked about other figures from this line before and have mentioned how much I like it, so I'll see if I can just talk about the figure!

Captain America has the standard Secret Wars 5 points of articulation Hips, shoulders and neck.  These figures were made of slightly pliable PVC and the paint was not the best as it was common for the paint to wear on these figures.  Captain America's torso stripes were notorious to rub off, and mine is no different.  Only white left! 

You will notice that Captain America here has a shield.  This isn't his traditional Captain America shield.  Instead it is a "secret shield" that all of the figures came with.  The shield came with several double sided linticular inserts that would show "animated" scenes!

To be so simple these figures hat a lot of playability.  These figures were exciting and colorful, and Captain America was no different.  Because he came with a shield (even though it was the secret shield) he had the appropriate accessories he needed.  

This is a figure, and a line that if you haven't gotten into you really should.  You can usually find these figures for good prices at shows and flea markets and even on ebay!  You should be able to find most of them for under $10.  So find some and add them to your collection!

Happy 4th of July!

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