The aforementioned articulation includes just about every major point you want in a 6” figure. Ball-joints at the neck, shoulders, wrists, hips, & inverted ankles, swivels at the biceps, waist, thighs, and boots, double-hinges at the elbows and knees, and an ab crunch with fantastic range. There’s very little I want this figure to do that it can’t. Maybe some side-tilt on the neck. That’s basically it.
Paint is the one area where the figure shows weakness. The heads are painted pretty well, though mine does sport a dent in the eyebrow on the unmasked head, but the body is not as well. The silver paint appears to be really prone to flaking or scratching off the textured blue plastic. I had to look through a few Caps to find one that had the shoulder stripes and star this well-covered. The red & browns work great though and gives the figure a great finished feel.
What really brought this figure home for me though was the accessories. Yes, we get a Mandroid leg. And yes we get shield (which is a huge upgrade from Avengers as well with fitted straps instead of those annoying straps where I guess I need tweezers to pull them through the buckles. The extra head is great too. Yada Yada Yada.
No, the prize is the hands! Cap has his fists. He needs those! But to alternate hands are included too: one for saluting (or doing an Alan Davis pose) and one for pointing. The pointing is surely more about an Uncle Sam poster, but it has turned my Cap into a finger-waving fool! I even double dipped on that joke in the pictures. Oops.
Overall, I love this figure. It could be better: an actual likeness on the face sculpt, the shield could fit on his back in some way (I do miss the threaded straps for that reason), and… well, no I only got two. The rest of the sculpt, the articulation, the overall figure is fantastic. It makes me just wish Hasbro would do more. We never got the Mandarin from IM3. And while I’m stoked we finally got Widow, we didn’t get Falcon! I’d love to own Falcon – he basically had all the good lines in the movie. I have a whole new appreciation for the character. I only hope Hasbro keeps getting better – we could get some seriously sweet figures for Avengers 2 if that’s the case. Ideally, that would include a great Chris Evans likeness… if I don’t get that, I may just have to buy the Hot Toys one… Gulp.
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