A Look Back at the Hot Toys Sixth Scale Captain America Action FigureApril 4, 2014
An indelible and exciting aspect of Marvel Studios movie releases is the wave of delectable licensed merchandise that accompanies them. With Captain Americas return to the big screen in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, weve decided to take a closer look at one of the more impressive high-end collectibles to emerge bearing the super soldiers iconic likeness.
Inspired by 2011s Captain America: The First Avenger the Hot Toys Sixth Scale Captain America Action Figure is a stunning, screen-accurate recreation of the patriotic, super serum-enhanced hero that remains highly sought-after.
Hong Kong-based manufacturer, Hot Toys, is known for creating collectibles that exhibit a staggering level of detail, but this Captain America figure is particularly noteworthy. The head sculpt and portrait of actor, Chris Evans, are realistically fashioned and exhibit subtle details that include lifelike skin texture and pores. Unfortunately, the helmet isnt removable and unlike Hot Toys subsequent Captain America figure based on The Avengers, theres no alternate head to swap, however, the dearth of options doesnt diminish the striking nature of this collectible.
Another remarkable aspect of this Hot Toys Sixth Scale Captain America Action Figure is the ultra detailed costume. The 12 collectible comes adorned in an outfit comprised of a multitude of components and materials that in most respects are a close match to the colors, texture, and fit of what was seen in Captain America: The First Avenger. From the working clasps and zippers, to the straps, bandoliers, and holsters that bear the convincing look of leather, it will take an especially critical eye to discern any imperfections.
With the clear aim of faithfully replicating the First Avenger, its not surprising that his accessories received special attention. The Hot Toys Sixth Scale Captain America Action Figure comes with an assortment of interchangeable hands that (coupled with its 30-plus points of articulation) facilitate a wide array of posing possibilities. A miniature machine gun, pistol, electroplated faux-vibranium shield, figure stand, and logo nameplate round out the additions to this awe-inspiring package.
Originally retailing for less than $200 USD, the Hot Toys Sixth Scale Captain America Action Figure was a must-have when it shipped in the Fall of 2011. Its a compelling testament to Hot Toys mastery of realistic sixth-scale figure rendering and it remains a highly recommend find for any Marvel fan or collector.