Figure Friday: Captain America SDCC 2010 Exclusive

Published on August 13th, 2010

This week we are taking a look at one more San Diego Comic Con Exclusive figure. This time around we’re going to look at the Marvel Universe Ultimate Captain America ( World War II) form the fine people over at Hasbro.

Package Description:

During the last days of World War II, Captain America disappeared. The man who had inspired America’s troops in their drive across Europe simply vanished, never to be seen again. Unknown to the world, he lay frozen in the deep, cold waters of the North Atlantic, kept alive by his super-human physiology. It would be decades before he was found and revived into a world he barely recognized. He is a man of the past, but he remains dedicated to the future of mankind – a future he sees in the shining promise of freedom for all people.

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NOTE This figure comes with a box that is very much designed like a book that you can put on your self,  just like the rest of the Hasbro Marvel exclusive figures for this year…Thor Ages of Thunder,Spider-man movie figure . Both the Cap and Thor outer packaging and the card back packaging features artwork by Joe Quesada, Marvel Comics’ editor-in-chief.

Appearance:

The first thing I noticed was the paint, it looks very retro designed, that’s cool with me since this is World War II Captain America about to kick  some Nazi ass.  Sure it’s the Ultimate comics Captain America  but he is still bad ass. This is not the first Captain America  figure Hasbro  has done in The Marvel Universe line of 3 ¾ inch. At the time posting this review there are several  Captain America figures out there. This is also not the same figure as last years Comic Con exclusive since that was “Vintage” black and white, Captain America .  This figure has a unique dark blue uniform that looks both classic and realistic. On top of that is a darker patterning of wear and dirt on his costume, Hasbro also did  an excellent sculpt. A great part of this figure is the little details. Things that might be overlooked, such as a the collar, chest flap, hems and cuffs. That is the stuff that I look for in a figure and because that’s what I love when a figure has a lot of great details like that .

There something I don’t like on this figure,  you can take off his helmet.  When you do, you can see the leather helmet and than he looks more like the spirit. Also his shield looks to clean for some one who has been in battle.

Poseability:

Like a lot of  the Hasbro Marvel Universe line of 3 ¾ inch this Captain America figure he is  super-articulated. He has a ball-jointed neck, shoulders, biceps, elbows, wrists, torso, hips, thighs, double-jointed knees, calves, and double-jointed ankles.  He has something around 31 points of articulation. Not bad right?  With all this articulation, I had a hard time making him stand.  I think the  shield is too heavy for the figure.

Here something cool about the shield just like the other Captain America figure’s The reverse side of the shield has two elastic straps for mounting on Cap’s back, along with a plastic clip that attaches to his wrist. The Cap Ultimate has  a pistol to shoot Nazi’s  in the face as he is fights your freedom.

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Final Judgment: 7/10

Hasbro did a great job and I know from talking with them  they are working hard on making their fans very happy. If you have not checked out our  interview with David Vonner, the head Sr. Product Designer at Hasbro for the Marvel Universe line what are you waiting for?  I just wish that the shield was not so clean and that they made it  look like it’s been in battle. Overall  this is a great toy. I know this is going to be hard to find for fans of both the Marvel Universe line or Captain America, if you did not get one of this bad boys over at Comic Con this year. You can always try the secondary market since it looks like is currently out of stock on the Hasbro website.

Next time we are going  to take a look at Batman Jason Todd from the Batman reborn figure  line. In two weeks we  are going to take a look at another San Diego 2010 exclusive, Thor Ages of Thunder.

Simon Daoudi
Simon@ComicImpact.com