As with all major films aimed at a demographic that includes children (and the parents that come with them), Captain America: The First Avenger, released a line of toys to coincide with its release. Unlike many of the other films, though, Captain America included action figures of characters in both their film form and in their comic form. In the case of Captain America, our favorite patriot has quite a few figures molded in his honor.
While I must admit that I really like the molds for Cap from the film, the 4" Heavy Artillery Captain America figure is quite possibly the best figure in the entire line. It looks like ol' Cap as he's best known from the comics. He's in his traditional red, white, and blue garb and it's textured with scales just like the Cap's suit on the printed page.
The shield stands out as well, and includes an attachment that allows you to either snap it onto Cap's arm or plug it into his back so that it resembles the way Cap traditionally carries his shield when not in use.
The included projectile launcher is neat, but the actual missile it fires is small and can easily be misplaced or fired into couch cushions, never to be seen again.
I bought this for my son one day for being such a good sport on a visit to the doctor. I let him pick any action figure at the store and he passed up Thor, Green Lantern, and even Star Wars figures just to get this Captain America. He told me that he wanted it because it looked like the real Captain America from the comic books and not the one in the movie. I had to laugh a bit at that.
The figure has decent articulation, but this figure's best attribute is its look. It's a cool figure, and it has helped my son save the world on many, many occasions.
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