Thursday, May 22, 2008

Captain America by Hasbro

In 2007, Toy Biz was renamed 'Marvel Toys', although the Marvel movie franchises and Legends lines will go to Hasbro. (WTF?!) Stranger things have happened. Anyway, Hasbro went on to produce "Spider-Man Origins Signature Series" which were 9" cloth-customed characters similar in vein to Toy Biz's "Famous Covers" line of the 90s. How Captain America is part of Spider-Man Origins is a little far-fetched but any excuse to put out a great figure is fine by me.

Hasbro's Captain America is WAY WAY BETTER than Toy Biz's. He's almost perfect, from his head sculpt, to his uniform and shield. He has a far less exaggerated physique than his Toy Biz counterpart.




Captain America is arguably best presented as an unwavering, heroic icon of the American ideal and that stems from the figure behind the mask, Steve Rogers. To kill off Steve Rogers and have Bucky take up the mantle of Captain America is just not the same. Steve Rogers is Captain America and that's the end of it! R.I.P. Cap - you will be sorely missed!!

5 comments:

alexandermacqueen said...

*Drools* :P I want!

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

this version is much nicer than Toy Biz

iruka said...

MUCH nicer! The boots are awesome! :D

Aaerion said...

Hi alex, impressive blog and collections. hw much is the selling price for this items?will the price go up?i'm just started collect Hot Toys and 12" figure hope u can gv me some advice.thanks

@lex Gen X 1:6 Hardcore said...

hi Aaerion, i don't buy the figures to invest (i.e. sell them when the price is HIGH). that said, Hot Toys stuff can fetch high prices on the secondary market on e-bay if the figure is in demand and the supply has run out. the hot toys iron man mark 1 fig recently was selling for $700 when it was only S180 when it first came out CHEERS