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Funko POP! Vinyl Captain America: Civil War 4-Pack In-Hand Photos

Check out some in-hand photos of the new POP! Vinyl Civil War 4-Pack which includes Spider-Man, Hawkeye, and keychain miniatures of Captain America and Iron Man.

I haven’t been taking my POP figures out of the packages, so I apologize for the lack of variety, but these guys are definitely worth adding to a collection. Now all we’re missing is Vision, who I hope we get wearing a sweater. Make it happen, Funko!

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Hot Wheels Captain America Series

The slew of new Captain America merchandise seems to know no bounds! Hot Wheels is even getting in on the action with this series of 8 vehicles all designed with the Star-Spangled Avenger in mind.

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The series includes four cars dedicated to Cap himself, two for Bucky (WW2 and Winter Soldier), one for the Avengers and one for the sinister Red Skull.

Now I’m no expert, but I’m roughly 100% positive some of these aren’t real cars.

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I really like the 40’s Cap car and the Avengers car and the rest, while not winning any Stranger Awards (I should make that a thing) are still pretty cool. I would have liked some classic Cap stuff- maybe the Turbo Coupe? Or the Skull’s badass ride from The First Avenger?

If I understand correctly, these guys are all Walmart exclusives, but I can’t confirm that- a friend got them for me so I don’t know for sure. Regardless, these 8 autos are my only Hot Wheels toys, so I need to figure out how to display them- any thoughts?

Hasbro’s Captain America Civil War Miniverse Captain America Bunker

It’s new toy season, and thanks to the new Captain America movie on the horizon, this means a glut of new Cap toys on store shelves. What’s exciting for me is that this means I get to buy Cap stuff that would never get made under non-movie year conditions, like this neat little Captain America Bunker.

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The Cap Bunker is in scale with Hasbro’s “miniverse” toys which popped up with merchandise for the second Avengers movie, and is a cool looking playset for your Team Cap collection. There’s also a fort for your Team Iron Man, but it’s hard to get excited about that one.

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Included with the playset is a single Captain America action figure, which is the exact same one that comes with the Target Exclusive Multipack (say it like Milla Jovovich in The Fifth Element) and is pretty cool despite its 2″ size. The paints are kind of weak on it, so I’ve opted to use the one I custom painted from the aforementioned Multipack for the photos.

The playset itself comes unassembled (unlike the Avengers) and has a sticker sheet, which I have always loved. I dunno, something about putting stickers on toys takes me back. Probably the hours spent making sure the stickers lined up perfectly on the old TMNT Sewer Lair. Those were simpler times.

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Anyway, the set it cast in solid colors, mostly blacks, grays, blues, with some golds thrown around. The parts all snap together easily and seem to hold well, so it should be safe for kids to beat up with their toys. The background is made of cardboard, but it’s a fairly thick piece so I wouldnt worry too much about breaking it. Once it’s together it stands about 14″ tall and features several action features. Yes, it features features. I’m not going to get my thesaurus, so deal with it.

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You get a missile launcher which can
either snap onto a separate stand and be moved around freely, or it can snap into a spot on the second floor of the bunker itself. If it is clipped onto that second floor, however, it doesn’t leave much room for the figures, so I’m just going to leave it on the stand. The playset itself has this strange little section that, to me, looks like a seat, so I think that’s a good spot to set the missile launcher for now.

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It also comes with a…uh…big yellow barrel? At first I thought it was going to be an elevator, but since it doesn’t go up and down and all it can do is turn, well, I’m not really sure what it’s supposed to be. It can fit a figure inside, though, so I guess that’s something.

Several spots on the playset act as “hit points”, which, when shot with a missile from the opposing Iron Man Base, flip up small spots on the floor to send either figures or accessories flying. This, of course, means I now need to buy the other playset. Well played, Hasbro. There’s also a large Cap Shield on the back of the Bunker that can flop up and down, which I guess is a major target but as it doesn’t activate any “flip action”, so I assume it’s just the equivalent of burning an enemy’s flag.

The set also comes with four removable “set pieces” in the way of 2 silver barrels, a computer monitor and a…um…unexploded nuclear missile. Spoiler Alert! Civil War ends with apes taking over the Earth. I guess. The missile is cool looking though, and fits snuggly into the base. There’s even a little swivel arm that grips the top of the missile, stopping it from falling over and crushing Cap and friends. The barrels are cool too, but they have hollow backs, so you will want to keep them facing a certain way so they don’t look dumb. The computer monitor is a big screen. Exciting.

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I’m not sure how much, if any, of this set will make it into the movie, but it’s a fun little toy none the less. It retails for about $20, which given the size and playability of it, is a damn good deal. My local Target had this along with some little vehicles for it, so I’ll probably end up with a Miniverse Cap army pretty soon.

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With plenty of new Civil War toys creeping their way out, I’m sure I’ll be playing with more and more as we head into the final stretch. Hard to believe the movie is just 2 months away.

Captain America: Civil War Trailer Finally Relvealed!

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Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. both appeared and with them came our first look at the newest entry into the Captain America movie franchise, Captain America: Civil War!

Unfortunately I can’t post the video (I’m embarrassingly bad at anything tech related) but you can view the video here on youtube!

Civil War was always one of my favorite stories from the comics, and it’s often recognized as (one of) the best cross-over events in comic history, so I’m naturally excited that this is the theme for Cap’s next trek into film. To be honest I would have preferred the Serpent Society or maybe a take on US Agent, but I’ll take what I can get, especially when it looks as cool as Civil War.

The trailer shows us a lot in the way of Steve and Sam, Steve and Bucky, Steve and Natasha, and, of course, Steve and Tony- clearly the idea here is that despite the ENORMOUS cast of characters, Steve is still the focus. Which is a plus since many of us were afraid the movie was going to be overcrowded with Avengers.

What the trailer shows us:
– Bucky remembering who he is (was)
– General Ross lecturing Steve (welcome back, Mr. William Hurt)
– Sam kicking ass with his new red wings (but not his new Redwing)
– Steve and Black Widow on opposing sides
-BLACK PANTHER! He looks amazing!
– The New Avengers (for about a second)
– A beaten down War Machine in the arms of a bruised Tony Stark
– Steve and Bucky tag-teaming Ironman
– Tony breaking our hearts with his “So was I” line

What we still haven’t been shown:
– Crossbones
– Agent 13
– Baron Zemo
– Redwing
– Vision
– Antman
– Spider-Man
– That funeral scene we saw being filmed

Clearly there are still plenty of surprises in store for us, since so much is left out of the trailer. I, for one, am glad they aren’t showing everything yet so we can all get some killer shocks along the way.

I hope the movie itself is as cool as the trailer, though we all have seen trailers that made horrible movies look amazing. Cautious optimism, people. It’s pretty much my life motto.

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