The hottest thing on cinema today is the new Captain America movie, which was just released a couple of days ago. Based on the Marvel comics series with the same name that has made kids hold their breaths issue to issue for decades, it promises to be one of the most popular movies this year.
These are household names already.
Well Captain America: The First Avenger, ‘cause that’s the full name of the movie, is the fifth one built after Mattel’s characters. The others are Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2 (because the first was awesome:) ), Thor and The Avengers.
The movie was supposed to be filmed over a decade ago, but there were some problems and they had to wait a little before they could start the job. No problem, because now the technology has evolvd and the special effects are so much better than they would have been a few years ago.
What’s the basic story line?
Welll, I don’t want to go into detail and spoil the beauty of the plot, but the scenario is build around this skinny, pale looking kid who somehow gets into the army… He’s so weak that you can’t even root for him. You know he’s going to be beaten up really bad.
But then, what happens? The military develops a completely unique technology that turns this anemic kid into the fiercest human weapon the world has ever seen.
As his general says, “I asked for an army and all I got was you”.
Of course, they go about destroying the forces of evil and restoring peace in the universe. 🙂
What has always been great in these movies is the fact that they all share the same universe. Every movie seems to make references or even use the same elements as other movies.
For instance, as it is the case in the current Captain America film, they’ve included a couple of scenes that hint at the other films and pave the way for a sequel and, obviously, other Marvel movies.
Where can you get Captain America movie toys?
What’s going on?
Well, it’s true that the comics have been exploited to death over more than half a century, so what more is there to create? Imagination has no limits though, so I’m sure that in the next few weeks we’ll see more captain America toys, much cooler than they’ve ever been.
No doubt, the action figures will be the most sought after. They’ve been so for years and for good reason. Kids can actually play with them, fly them and generally kick the enemy’s ass with them.
It’s simple 😀
One of the most popular accesories is the super hero’s shield which is like his trademark. There would be no Captain America without his shield.
Below you can find a nice selection of Captain America toys that kids will certainly love.